About Us

Mr. Josh Bound

  • Founder of VGCUSA.org
  • Career Public School Teacher (Est. 2000)
  • M. Ed. Admin, 2006
  • M. Education Technology, Summer 2019
  • Favorite Game: Arkanoid

Mr. Mike Pittenger

  • Founder of VGCUSA.org
  • School Systems IT Specialist (Est. 2012)
  • Team Solo Mid Junkie
  • Favorite Game: Final Fantasy

Dr. Nikki Wishard

  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Public School and Online School Teacher (Est. 2004)
  • Ph.D. Education Specializing in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015
  • Favorite Game:  Classic Uno

Our Timeline

Part 1: Spring 2014

  • In the spring of 2014, 1 teacher and 3 students were discussing the pros and cons of gaming consoles. When one of the students said; "How cool would it be to have a video game club?"

  • Career Magnet School video game club becomes THE VGC, and hosts it's first 24 hour gaming marathon for charity.
  • A student, Chris Sellers, passes away from leukemia during this time period. THE VGC donates $1,500 to the Sellers family to help offset the funeral.
  • And it became apparent our mission was to make the socially awkward, socially active, and give back to society. 
  • THE VGC participates in its first CASD homecoming parade, complete with our own awesome mobile video games setup. 

Spring 2016

  • THE VGC hosts a Minecraft room at the Chambersburg Area School District's Autism Walk.
  • THE VGC hosts it first spring all-nighter just for the fun of it and to raise funds for future club activities.
  • The club created official bylaws and officials of power.

Fall 2016

  • THE VGC hosts a second 24 hour gaming marathon and raises $3,100 to purchase Nintendo Wii consoles to be put in 15 different pediatric rooms in the Chambersburg hospital.
  • Additionally, we supply an encylcopedia of games and DVD's and instructions for use. 


  • THE VGC hosts the Minecraft room again along with the Autism Walk. THE VGC hosts another spring all-nighter to raise funds for more future club activities. Most of these activities start in Fall.
  • THE VGC participates in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness for sexual assault and gender violence.

FALL 2017

  • The fall all nighter starts to raise money for multiple events.
  • THE VGC plays Wii bowling with people at the nursery home. The retirement home wiped the floor with us.
  • Someone decides to have some fun with paintball and rolling skating.


  • THE VGC goes to the movies to have some fun watching Star Wars.
  • THE VGC participates in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes again to help raise awareness of Domestic Violence.
  • THE VGC hosts another all nighter for the club next year.

Right Now

  • Mr. Bound participates in TEDx Lancaster to talk about power of Video Games to make the socially awkward, socially active.
  • At TEDx Lancaster he unveils The Video Game Clubs of America, a student driven non profit entity designed to establish VGCs in every secondary school in the country.
  • The official VGCUSA.org website is born.

And here we are!  Thanks.

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