Bay City: Hot City Nights in Second Life, 2017

Hot City Nights 2016 - the best in vintage and classic cars, 1940-1965, and all in support of Child's Play
Hot City Nights 2016 – the best in vintage and classic cars, 1940-1965, and all in support of Child’s Play

Marianne McCann brings word of the 2017 Hot Bay City Nights event which will take place at the Bay City Fairgrounds, North Channel, from Saturday, August 19th through until Sunday August 27th, 2016.

Celebrating Bay City’s mid-Twentieth Century theme, as well as the city’s extensive road network, Hot Bay City Nights focuses on top Second Life vintage and classic car makers, showcasing vehicles representing the era between 1940 and 1965.

First held in August 2012, the event was an instant success with Bay City residents and auto makers alike. This year, as with previous years, the week is aimed at raising funds to support Child’s Play, a charity providing toys and games for children in hospitals around the world.

Alongside the auto show there will be various other activities taking place, including charity car washes, and the crowning of Miss Bay City 2017 on Sunday, August 27th. So make sure you get along to Bay City during the week and join in the fun!

About Bay City

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life™ and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

About Child’s Play

Established in 2003, Child’s Play is a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing toys and games to over 100 hospitals worldwide. The charity operates in two ways:

  • Through direct donations of money and fund-raising events. These funds are used to purchase games which can be supplied to hospitals and therapy centres on an age-appropriate basis
  • By working with hospitals to set-up wish lists of games and toys for the children at those hospitals. Visitors to the Child’s Play website can then use the location map to find their nearest participating hospital, view the wish list and donate a gift of a toy or game directly.

Due to their support of Child’s Play over the years, Bay City and the Bay City Alliance received special recognition by the charity in 2016, and awarded Silver Level sponsor status by Child’s Play. As a part of this, the charity includes a special Second Life page on their website, providing information on the charity’s official avatar and on how Second Life residents can support Child’s Play through in-world events.