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 a retirement community. They 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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We Don't Discriminate

Video Game Clubs of America is an equal opportunity organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The VGCUSA does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarships, programs and activities.