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Be a hero: play games to raise money for local kids

Thursday, October 11th, 2012


If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference in someone’s life by playing video games, now’s your chance. Thanks to the Extra Life gaming marathon, children’s hospitals across North America will get a chance to receive funds to help sick and injured children. Individuals and teams can register online to raise money for local children’s hospitals.

The Extra Life marathon encourages gamers to sign up for free at www.extra-life.org. From there gamers could select the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital they wish to support and seek online donations with benefit kids being treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For the last four years, thousands of gamers have participated for Extra Life by playing video games for 24 hours in a gaming marathon in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Players have raised over 2 million dollars since 2008, and on October 20th, 2012 it’s expected they will outdo themselves again.

“The Extra Life movement has experienced extraordinary growth over the past four years because it gives gamers an easy way to help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals while celebrating the fun of gaming,” said Jeromy ‘Doc’ Adams, founder of Extra Life and the program’s director at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Extra Life is readily embraced because it allows gamers from all walks to shine as heroes for sick and injured kids in their community while gaming wherever, however and with whomever they choose. And it’s an awesome reason to game all day!”

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How It Works:
Simply ask friends and family to sponsor you by either making a monthly pledge or a one-time donation. Then come October 20, play video games! You can play any games on any platform, meaning you can participate from anywhere!

The ESA, E3, Reddit, Microsoft/Xbox and G4TV are all behind this year’s effort in raising money for sick and injured kids, and game all day on Saturday, October 20. Extra Life has largely grown since its humble beginnings in 2008, with over 10,000 players registered for game day 2012.