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Extra Life News:The 2015 ESA Foundation Extra Life Challenge Begins!

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Since the beginning of the Extra Life movement, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the ESA Foundation have been prolific partners.

I’m thrilled to announce the kickoff of the 2015 ESA Foundation Extra Life Challenge.  This is a chance for you to unlock a huge donation for your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital by doing what you do best; Playing Games to Heal Kids.

This year, The ESA Foundation is offering up two $30,000 grants, for a total of $60,000 in life-saving funds!

The Internet simply does not have enough bandwidth for us to fully transmit our gratitude.  THANK YOU, ESA FOUNDATION!

Two Winning Hospitals

A donation of $30,000 is up for grabs for the hospital whose Extra Life gamers raise the most money overall by 9am CDT on Sunday, November 8th.  Last year, that went to UCSF Beniof Children’s Hospital in the San Francisco/Oakland area.  This particular “prize” favors bigger cities.

Which is why…

A second donation of $30,000 will be unlocked for the hospital whose gamers raise the most money per capita by 9am on Sunday, November 8th.  For this we simply divide the number of dollars raised by the population of that market.  Last year, the mighty Extra Lifers of Austin, Texas brought home this prize for local kids at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Nitty Gritty

  • A hospital can only receive one of the two donations amounts.
  • All funds submitted through our website prior to the deadline will be counted instantly towards the 2015 ESA Foundation-Extra Life Challenge.
  • If you are submitting offline funds (Checks) they must be received no later than Monday, November 2nd in order to be processed and credited to your hospital before the deadline.
  • Funds can be received after the deadline, they just won’t count towards this challenge.  

 

Make the biggest difference

Obviously the more you can raise for sick and injured local kids in your area, the better your hospital’s chances of getting these critical funds. An even better way to skew the odds in your favor is to simply recruit more people in your community to join Extra Life.  Did you know that the average donation is $35, but the average amount raised by someone you recruit is $100?  If you can get a friend to join Extra Life, you’ll be making triple the impact for this challenge and For The Kids.

About ESA Foundation

Created by the American entertainment software industry, the ESA Foundation works to make a positive difference in the lives of America’s youth. ESA Foundation creates educational opportunities by providing scholarships to the next generation of industry innovators and supporting organizations that leverage entertainment software and technology. The proceeds from a signature annual fundraiser, Nite to Unite – for Kids and other charitable initiatives support this mission. For more information, visit the ESA Foundation’s website or follow them on Twitter: @ESA Foundation.

 

 


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