Rooster Teeth has been one of Extra Life's biggest and longest running partners when it comes to streamers looking to do good. We are happy to share with all of you that they outdid themselves this year. Over the course of their stream, the Rooster Teeth team and community managed to raise over $1.2 million USD between donations and merchandise sales! They are well on their way toward hitting their specially LEET goal of $1,337,000 USD by the end of the year.
The first $1 million raised went to Dell Children's Hospital with everything over that going to the kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The Rooster Teeth team has committed to continue raising money for Dell Children's in the future. In the coming years, the team hopes to raise $3 million USD to continue adding new facilities and programs, like specialized mental health treatment options for kids, to the hospital's campus. In 2018, the team made headlines for their contributions leading to the construction of a healing garden, an outdoor play space for kids at Dell Children's.
Their stream was absolutely bonkers, topping everything they've done before. Some of the highlights of the night include an honest-to-goodness dog show competition, roleplaying Harry Potter, and a plethora of disgusting and inedibly spicy "foods" being ingested. There was even a professional tattoo artist/Twitch Partner on hand in the form of Kappa Tattoo to give stream participants some ink! And, of course, professional WWE wrestler Xavier Woods was on hand to serve as the stream's Wheel Dragon, a creature born to spin wheels and mete out vengeance to those busy streaming. After a night of craziness and fun, Matt Hullum, Rooster Teeth's Chief Content Officer, came on the stream to close things out. In what is now a yearly RT Extra Life tradition, Hullum played guitar and sang, the rest of the crew joining him to sing "With a Little Help from My Friends."
Rooster Teeth's streaming efforts were able to reach a huge swath of the Rooster Teeth community. To mirror the larger goal of $1,337,000 USD, the team put together a tier of elite donations priced at $1,337 USD. In total, the team saw 317 donations made at the elite tier. That left all of us blown away.
Those who are interested in further supporting Rooster Teeth on their way to their elusive LEET goal still have options! From now until the end of the year, you can join the Rooster Teeth Super Team and play to support the overarching mission of Rooster Teeth as well as kids at your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
If you are looking to get your hands on some of Rooster Teeth's exclusive 2019 Extra Life merch to support the team, it was mostly sold out during the stream. However, Rooster Teeth has announced that they are planning to restock the store soon. As of right now, you can still purchase limited edition pins that will disappear forever once the fundraising push for 2019 comes to a close. Take a look at what's available on the Rooster Teeth store and check back in a few days to see if it has been restocked.
Thank you to everyone who made Rooster Teeth's massive success possible. Extra Life wouldn't be the same without all of you.
It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!