The Extra Life Guild based in Saskatchewan has pulled together an event this weekend called the Extra Life Saskatchewan Milestone Gaming Marathon. The event will welcome gamers from all walks of life to participate in raising money for Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, a facility that was able to open its doors earlier this year due to partners like Extra Life. Due to donations and fundraising events, Saskatchewan now has its first dedicated hospital for treating mothers and children.
The marathon will be held this weekend at the Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Centre in Saskatoon. It will begin on November 16 at 9am CST and close out strong on November 17 at 9am CST. The event welcomes every kind of gamer who would like to attend, though tickets will need to be purchased either through Eventbrite or at the door. Children 12 years and under will not need a ticket, but will need an adult to accompany them. Additionally, while the event allows all non-electronic games, there are considerations for power and space if attendees want to bring a console or PC. Please contact the Saskatchewan Guild via Facebook before bringing additional electronics to the event.
Below are just a few of the events happening throughout the 24-hour gaming marathon:
- Board games
- Console games
- Trading Card Games with Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more being featured prominently
- Tabletop RPGs run for all skill-levels by friendly local Game Masters
- Fighting Game tournaments for Super Smash Brothers, Tekken, and more
- Raffles, contests, and tournaments galore!
Photos of Jim Pattison Children's Hospital were taken by Lisa Landrie – A Photogenic Life
Even more is in store for those who attend. “We’re going to have a library of board games, virtual reality, some Jack Box games, 24 hours of D&D, and a local game shop and video game bar are sponsoring consoles and TVs,” explained Nolan, Extra Life Saskatchewan Guild's president.
The Extra Life Saskatchewan Milestone Gaming Marathon has been organized by the Extra Life Saskatchewan Guild. As part of the event, the guild is asking all attendees to register to participate on extra-life.org prior to arriving or at the door. This year, the team is aiming to reach $20,000 USD. To register or donate to support their endeavor, please visit the team page.
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!