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What is Arcade Relief?

Arcade Relief is a community effort to support the Southern California arcade and gaming community.

On December 15, 2012 we will be hosting a 24-hour stream-a-thon and donation drive to support Ralph Sehnert, the owner of three Southern California Arcades -- Family Fun Arcade, Japan Arcade and Super Arcade. Ralph has been the owner of FFA for over 38 years and due to health issues and financial obligations he is no longer able to keep the doors open and FFA along with Japan Arcade will be closing December 31st, 2012. Please read his message on the matter below.

The 24-Hour Stream-A-Thon begins Saturday, December 15, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Family Fun Arcade, 10363 Balboa Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91344.

Check out the Facebook event here.

If you would like to be a sponsor for our stream on December 15th, please contact

For more information on Arcade Relief, visit the SRK thread here. Feel free to post your photos, stories, and experiences you have enjoyed over the years at Ralph's establishments.

If you'd like to donate, you can do so with the button below, by paypal at or from any of the other paypal buttons below. We are asking for everyone’s help to support Ralph during this tough time and give back to someone who has literally given his life to the community. No amount is too small and every little bit helps. Thank You.

Stream-A-Thon Schedule

The 24-Hour Stream-A-Thon begins Saturday, December 15, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Family Fun Arcade.

12pm – Event kick off and intro to FFA w/Alex Valle and Mike Watson

1pm – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 tourney hosted by Aris

3pm – Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo tourney w/hosts Tomo Ohira and Jeff Schaefer

5pm – Street Fighter 4 AE w/Mike Ross

7pm – MvC2 hype matches and 2-man tourneys

9pm – UMvC3 w/hosts Clockwork and Viscant

11pm – 3s tourney hosted by Gootecks

12am – P4 tourney hosted by JamesXie

1am – MrWizard and Watts SHGL storytime and more prehistoric nonsense!

3am – Ask Dr Sub Zero Show LIVE w/John D!!

4am – 3s team tourney

A Message From Ralph

Hi I'm Ralph and I own Family Fun Arcade.

For the past 38 years I have owned and run this place you know as Family Fun Arcade. It has been my pleasure ,my pain, my nights, my days, my frustration, my satisfaction, and everything in between. I have lived and breathed this business every day of those years. In short, Family Fun Arcade has has been my "Family"

I have watched the video game phenomenon from it's humble beginnings to the worldwide explosion.

I have seen little kids grow into adults who now bring their kids to Family Fun. I have made many lifelong friends and take great pride that I have been able to provide countless hours of fond memories to the people of Family Fun.

I have kept this place alive long after most real arcades have disappeared. Sadly, 38 years of hard work has taken a heavy toll on me. Now due to health and financial considerations I have been forced to step away from my role here As a result Family Fun will no longer be able to operate after approximately January 2013.

It has been a great long run and I hope to see many of my friends in the remaining time here. Family Fun is a second home to many and I hope you can all visit and support us now. Please watch for announcements of going away events and we are planning for a big gathering at Family Fun for our final "Family Portrait".

Tell your friends and we can all celebrate the end of an era.

Huge thanks and respect to all the employees who helped to make it possible,and thanks to you the customers who are all a big part of "The Family"



"all of us here at super arcade, levelup, and the so cal fgc are doing what we can to keep the scene alive and trying to give back to someone whos given so much. long live arcades and much thanks to ralph for being everything any fan of arcades could ever wish for."


Please help out our cause by donating via paypal to, or by using the donate button below.

WARNING: there is already a bogus twitter account trying to ask for donations. that account has no affiliation with FFA or myself. please do not attempt to help or donate to these fraudulent accounts


...The End of a Dynasty.


If you'd like to support the SoCal arcade scene so we can continue to bring you high quality gaming entertainment, please consider a donation, or drop by and visit us at Super Arcade!

You may paypal your donations to

If you'd like to send Ralph some warm wishes, you can use the form below.

If you'd like to share some photos from FFA, you can send 'em over to Thanks!

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Contact Info

1211 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789

(909) 594-5954