Tony Bushner of the Kaukana Gamer's Club said, "It was successful to a degree that none of us even dreamed of, and we are all deeply touched by the community's involvement." Pretty impressive for an event that sold $1 raffle tickets for things like a Nintendo Wii and 50 cent tickets to play games like Guitar Hero, DDR, and Super Smash Bros.
This is the kind of story we'd love to see on every media outlet, rather than "Guy who played a video game shot someone" pieces that TV stations seem to love. Great work, you Wisconsonites! That warms the cockles of our gaming hearts.