Did a quick search and besides some references to games people played on there day, it did not seem like anyone has really talked about the fundraiser. Figured we needed a topic on it. With how positive this community is, there has to be more people participating in it this year then just me here.
For those of you who do not know yet, Extra Life is the gamer started, 24 hr gaming marathon to raise money for the Children Miracle Network Hospitals around the country. It started in 2008 and has grown drastically every year since, raising $1Mil in 2011, growing to 100,000 people participating in 2014, and last year reaching $30+ Mil since it started. Alot of companies and communities join together to raise money all around the country to help different hospitals.
When someone signs up to participate, they get to choose what hospital the money they raise goes to. So if you know there is a hospital in your area that is one of the many Miracle Network Hospitals in the country, you can pick them to help out and everything you raise goes to them.
Then on the day of the marathon, or a day that you pick; you get up, you pick up a controller and you play for 24 hrs in hopes to raise even more money to help out sick kids in need. You can stream you marathon if you want, its not needed but hey, its sometimes more fun to get people to watch you play as you try to help others. Now theirs even a second day earlier in the year dedicated to playing Table Top and Board games, if that is more your style.
The marathon day is on November 4… yes daylight savings time for most, so it ends up actually being 25 hours, with an official make up day the fallowing weekend, but people can pick any day to do the marathon. The fundraising stays open until the end of the year, so people have plenty of time to raise and make there goal.
To all those who are participating, good luck, be safe, and have fun. And to those who will watch on in enjoyment as we slowly fall into sleep deprived madness, wish us luck, have fun, and thank you for any help you can give.
Now for the other reason I wanted this topic, SHILLING OUR FUNDRAISING AND TWITCH PAGES. And also seeing what people are planing to play and to see if anyone wants to join up in a community game of something on the day.
This will be my 4th year participating, and as of last year I raised $1898.70 for the hospital in my neck of the woods.(A buddy of mine $133.7 at some point to be cute) I’m trying to raise $1000 this year and at this point I’m at $250. If anyone wishes to help me out, my fundraising page is https://www.extra-life.org/participant/TravisDvoracek .
I will also be streaming the whole thing on the marathon day(Nov 4th). I plan on starting with some older games on the PS3, probably some MegaMan Legends and either Demon Souls or the Sega Ultimate Collection. Then move on to the PS4 with Destiny 2, Gundam VS and one of either Nier A, Dishonored 1, or Odin Sphere. Evening, I should have friends over for games like Jackbox and other Multiplayer games(will try to have it so online people can join in too). Then the rest of the night is a grab bag as go ever more insane from sleep deprecation. I’ll be looking for people to play with at that point as well, if anyone wants to join in. I would also like to talk to some people and get a Raid party going for the day in Destiny. Don’t know if we can do it all in one day or if we need to take a day before hand and get half of it done first.
You can view all that wonderful chaos on my Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/ledeshhevent
If there are others who are join in on the festivity with there own fundraising, I’ll try to keep track and update this post with others fundraising page and twitch page. And maybe next year we make a Waypoint Team if there isn’t one already.
And again, Thank you and good luck.
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