As March ends and April begins, now is the perfect time to look back on all that we accomplished over the past month. We finalized the donation total from 2016, had a blast at PAX East and pulled off the biggest Extra Life United event ever!
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PAX East was easily one of our most successful events yet. The Boston Guild did a fantastic job recruiting at the event; over a dozen volunteers pitched in from March 10 – 12 to make it a success for Extra Life. Because of their efforts, we would like to welcome 459 new members to the Extra Life family!
Throughout PAX East, the Forza Challenge was in full swing. Those who stopped by and managed to snag top lap times won a sweet board game for their victory.
Over 300 people attended Extra Life United in Orlando, FL on March 23 – 25, the biggest turn out yet for our signature eSports event. Outside of the gaming tournament and $150,000 prize pool, attendees were able to meet miracle families from every state and province in North America, as well as meet other Extra Lifers to discuss fundraising ideas, Guild tactics, and just have a good time.
A big thank you to Twitch and other community supporters for helping make the event possible. Be sure to head over to our Twitch Extra Life channel to see some of the video highlights!
Guess what? We are about to launch Extra Life Guilds in several new cities! We’re welcoming Birmingham, Charlottesville, Dayton, Fresno, and Saskatchewan into the fold. These new additions to the Extra Life family will be launching soon, joining the ranks of our 73 other Extra Life Guilds across North America.
- International Tabletop Day looms ever closer. Mark April 29 on your calendars and get ready to play some board games. A substantial number of Extra Lifers have been planning mini-Extra Life tabletop marathons that weekend. If you’re planning one, to add your event to the calendar on the Extra Life community site.
~2016 Fundraising Total~
Let’s get to the big number reveal for our 2016 fundraising total. When all the dust settled from our accounting team collecting the offline donations, matching gifts, and various odds and ends we were stunned.
In 2016, the Extra Life community came together and raised a whopping $9,694,148! That’s up from our 2015 total of $8.3 million!! Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to set such a high bar for 2017!!!
It’s only the beginning of April and we are already setting the bar even higher than last year, so let’s all keep pushing forward for fun, fellowship, and – as always….
For The Kids!