The folks over at Extra Life, who run a charity in conjunction with the children’s miracle network, are ramping up for their annual charity gaming marathon, which begins tomorrow – October 20th, 2012 – and will run for 24 hours.
Extra Life is committed to helping sick children through their time of need and the charity has already raised millions of dollars for that purpose. Now, they aim to raise more.
We spoke with Jeromy Adams, the founder of Extra Life, at E3 in June. During that conversation, Mr. Adams told us about his motivations, his goals, and why he thinks gaming charities can be so successful. We completely agree with him and support Extra Life 100% so we urge everyone who reads this to get their butt over to Extra Life’s web site and sign up for this amazing event.
Here’s how it works:
For the last four years, thousands of gamers have joined together annually to play for 24 hours for Extra Life – a gaming marathon in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Gamers rally friends and family members to sponsor their play. The funds they raise go to help save and improve the lives of kids at the CMN Hospital in their community.
Since 2008, our incredible players have raised more than 2 million dollars, and this year, on October 20th, 2012 we believe they will outdo themselves yet again.
We’d like YOU to join our lifesaving fight.
WHEN: October 20, 2012 @ 8am (Or choose a date that works for your schedule)
WHERE: Anywhere you like to game (Most people play from home!)
GAME/PLATFORM: Play anygames on any platforms you want including mobile devices!
HOW IT WORKS: Simply ask your friends and family to sponsor your efforts. They can make a monthly pledge or a one-time gift. Then, have a seat and play games on October 20th.
WHO IT BENEFITS: Gamers select the children’s hospital they want to play for during registration. In the US and Canada there are more than 170 CMN Hospitals to choose from. Players may also choose to play for hospitals in the UK and Australia.
As always you can register for Extra Life absolutely free, however we’d like you to consider the $15 Platinum option, which makes you eligible to receive lot’s of goodies and prizes throughout the campaign, including the official 2012 Extra Life T-shirt when you hit $200 in funds raised.
We can’t think of a more noble cause than that of helping sick kids so, again, we urge all of you to head over there and sign up. It costs nothing but can mean everything to a sick child.
Extra Life will be live streaming parts of the event on youtube and you can catch it here, as well, below.