2796 Lonnie McDonald


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    2796 Lonnie McDonald
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  • Tags: American IVGHOF Ottumwa Old School Celebrations Superstars of 2017 Twin Galaxies High-Score Champions
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    During the recent Ottumwa Trading Card Ceremonies, Lonnie McDonald was among an elite group of video game luminaries who were inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) Class of 2016, and were also honored on trading cards for their important contributions to the global gaming culture. Presented by Billy MItchell and Walter Day, the trading card was unveiled -- along with an AWARD CERTIFICATE shown herein -- on Saturday, November 11, 2017, during the Ottumwa Old School Arcade Galaxies of Gaming Festival, at the Quincy Place Mall, in Ottumwa, Iowa. To see the other trading cards unveiled during this ceremony -- or to see the long chronological history of the TRADING CARDS AWARDS TRADITION, go to this link: Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies

    Lonnie McDonald is a modern arcade legend. He's best known for his quest to post 9,999,999-point scores on every classic Joust video arcade game in America. An early eighties world champion on the arcade classic, Lonnie began his quest in the summer of 2011 and reached his goal to roll 100 machines in 100 weeks and post 1 billion points on May 23rd, 2013 at the Williams Building. Thankfully his Joust Odyssey continues to this very day and he has now conquered more than 170 Joust machines so far -- tallying more than 1,699,999,830 points, with more Joust victories still looming on the horizon. In the business world, Lonnie enjoys a leadership role in the Textile Cleaning Industry and has been certified with the industry’s highest credentials: Master Textile Cleaner, Master Restorer Water, Master Restorer Smoke, Fire Senior Carpet Inspector and Approved Instructor LCT. He was a Co-founder of the Low Moisture Carpet Cleaners Association and served on the Board of Directors/Executive Committees of several other Nonprofits including Marriott Vacation Clubs. Lonnie was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) as a member of the Class of 2016 and is a Guinness World Record holder, too. • Trading Card artwork by Caerwyn Akiwumi-Jones

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