Curt Schilling To Appear In EverQuest II Game. Really.

Curt Schilling is known to many sports fans as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. What is not so commonly known is that Schilling is an avid online video game fan. His game of choice is EverQuest II. Sony Online Entertainment has taken this interest of Schilling and will be turning him into a virtual EQ2 bad guy. What will this battling bad guy be named? Curt Shilling.

The announcement by SOE is to benefit Schilling,s favorite charity, the ALS Association, an organization which helps patients with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig,s disease. The ailment affects the nervous system and is named after the legendary Yankee first baseman, Lou Gehrig, who succumbed and died of the disease.

Schilling said, "ALS is about as devastating a disease as you can imagine. It’s relentless, ruthless, and devastates entire families as one member slowly perishes. With video games exploding in popularity, I can,t think of a better place to reach the masses to raise awareness.”

Schilling,s character will appear in EQ2 during the period of the Red Sox vs. Yankee series of June 5-7 2006. During this time, players who login to the game will have an opportunity to do battle against the dreaded virtual enemy, Curt Shilling. Each combatant who is successful in disposing of the Schilling character will have $5 donated to the ALS Association by Sony. The total amount will be capped at $10,000. The Curt Schilling character will continue to roam the regions of EQ2 after its initial debut and will offer gamers additional opportunities to fight the character.

To be a part of this charity drive, anyone can register at: for a free trial of EQ2 and to support Schilling,s charity drive.


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