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  1. A neat way some doctors at our hospital are using Pokemon Go to make the healing process easier. Read the whole article here. "MILWAUKEE -- The Pokémon Go craze has caused distractions that have led to injuries. But at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, it's the distraction that makes the app worth playing. A challenge between doctor and patient to find Pokémon characters -- it's not what you would expect to find at Children's Hospital. But Dr. David Margolis is loving its beneficial effects on his patients. For one, it lets kids be kids. "So what if he just had a bone marrow transplant -- we can do it within the rules," Dr. Margolis said. Secondly, it plays a role in the healing process. "He won't realize that he's walking laps and it's important for the lungs. We get the lungs opened up. We get the muscle tone back," Margolis said."
  2. Just want to second this. More robust info means more creative ways encourage donations.
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    What: From ponyvilleciderfest.com... Ponyville Ciderfest, Wisconsin’s premier My Little Pony fan convention, returns for our third year on Oct 28-30, 2016! Ponyville Ciderfest is hosted at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 Kilbourne Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202. We are run by the same organizers of Anime Milwaukee and Whinny City Pony Con in Illinois, and are here to provide the best My Little Pony fan experience Wisconsin has ever seen! Ponyville Ciderfest will feature guests from the show, fan panels, musical acts, a Grand Galloping Gala and much more! Where: Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn Ave Milwaukee, WI, USA 53203 When: October 28th-30th (Fri-Sun) How: Ponyville Ciderfest has graciously invited us again to take part in this year's event, offering us a table to help spread the word and has chosen us as their charity of choice. Our volunteer needs for this event will be a minimum of two people for each shift. Volunteers will be provided one badge for the tenure of their volunteered time and must return it at the end of your shift. If you want to enjoy the event after your scheduled shift, consider supporting the convention by purchasing a badge as they are kind enough to host us at no cost to the hospital. A volunteer page will be posted in the MKE/MAD forums closer to the event!
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    Join us for the… MKE-MAD EXTRA LIFE GUILD RELAUNCH MEETING! Sunday, AUGUST 14th 7:00pm – 8:00 pm Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Foundation 999 N. 92nd St. - Suite C220 Wauwatosa, WI 53226 Lights snacks and refreshments will be available We look forward to discussing player recruitment, guild leadership and 2016 goals with all of you! If you are interested in more information and/or would like to attend the relaunch meeting, please contact: Ana Olsen at (414) 266-7642 or aolsen@chw.org by August 10th. 2016 is going to be our best year YET!
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    GeekKon 2016

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    What: From geekkon.net... Geek.Kon is Madison Wisconsin's very own anime convention, sci-fi convention, and gaming convention all rolled into one! As the name implies, Geek.Kon is a place to celebrate all that is geeky from strong foundations in anime, science fiction, video gaming, tabletop gaming, and costuming to up and coming fandoms like steampunk and gothic lolita. From Lord of the Rings to Doctor Who, Mario to Solid Snake, Geek.Kon covers it all. Where: Marriott Madison West 1313 John Q Hammons Dr Middleton, WI 53562 (Remember MidWestLAN? Same area. ) When: August 26th-28th (Fri-Sun) How: GeekKon has graciously invited us again to take part in this year's event, offering us a table to help spread the word. Our volunteer needs for this event will be a minimum of two people for each shift. Volunteers will be provided one badge for the tenure of their volunteered time and must return it at the end of your shift. If you want to enjoy the event after your scheduled shift, consider supporting the convention by purchasing a badge as they are kind enough to host us at no cost to the hospital. Please see the MKE/MAD forums to register to volunteer!
  6. We tried this in MKE/MAD. My only suggestion is to make sure that you're making that outreach to businesses before delivering materials. We found that flyering up a city's businesses without any prior knowledge was largely ineffective and that a few emails back and forth with the business to build that connection first lead to more signups because of them.
  7. I like the idea of the instagram to share your events in the moment! Just be sure to post the pics to your gallery here on the forums afterwards!
  8. That's a lot of recruitment events! Good job on your team's part getting out there as much as possible! Is there a specific approach you take when recruiting folks at these events? I'm curious how your team likes to start the conversation.
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    Denver Comic Con!

    Man, Lou! You were really hitting up those community tables! Good job!
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    Due to the meeting on the 26th being cancelled, we'll be holding an impromptu web based meeting this coming Tuesday at 8PM CST. I'll share the link in the matching thread in the Milwaukee Madison forums as soon as we're live.
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    MidwestLAN

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    What: From theMidwestLAN.com... MidWestLAN was started in 2003 by a few friends, and a passion for LAN gaming. They went on to run in their first season, 4 very well received events with everyone except one selling completely out with a waiting list to get in. As the LAN party evolved the original team stayed dedicated on their goal of focusing on the gamer and not on their own needs which separated themselves from many of the early 2000-era LANs. The original 5 events saw monumental growth, as they went from 20 person events to the 100+ person LANs MWL is known for today. After MWL5 the original staff elected to step aside to pursue other interests. However, the Empire Gamers LAN team stepped up and, with the same dedication towards providing high quality LAN events that appeal to all types of gamers, continues operating MidWestLAN to this very day. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an aspiring pro you can bet there will be something for you at MidWestLAN. Where: Marriott Madison West 1313 John Q Hammons Dr Middleton, WI 53562 (Remember GeekKon? Same area. ) When: August 5th-7th (Fri-Sun) How: MidwestLAN has graciously invited us to take part in this year's event, offering us a table to help spread the word, as well as donate 50% of the entry fees from their League of Legends tournament and 10% of t-shirt sales to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Our volunteer needs for this event will be a minimum of two people for each shift. Volunteers will be provided one badge for the tenure of their volunteered time and must return it at the end of your shift. If you want to enjoy the event after your scheduled shift, consider supporting the convention by purchasing a badge as they are kind enough to host us at no cost to the hospital. Please see the MKE/MAD forums to register to volunteer!
  13. Congratulations David! Welcome to the exciting world of guild leadership!
  14. Hey y'all. In your notes, you've got a section mentioning planning consoles and space for game day. Are you organizing a game day event?
  15. Love myself some Roadhog. Def feeling playing more of a Tank role in most games.
  16. Awesome! To apply, go to this thread and click the link under "How to Apply". Be sure to review the whole post as there are a number of rules to make sure your stream is consistent with the message of Extra Life and you can check out all the open slots at this link here!
  17. You guys really got out there that weekend! Way to spread the word and get more vocal advocates signed up for Extra Life!
  18. If you're bringing a WiiU, you could download Pinball Arcade. It's free to play and has a lot of classic tables. http://www.pinballarcade.com/
  19. I have a very similar story. I feel very fortunate to have had a very smooth childhood growing up, but I've seen the impact that my children's hospital has had on friends and family through out my life and I wanted to help them keep miracles coming.
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    Social Night

    I've found that the social events are also great for networking potential recruitment opportunities in the future. Consider having your social nights at places you think might be a good match for Extra Life events, but you're not entirely sure how to execute it. One example we've had up north here is a local laser tag place that after we had gone to socially a few times, started running Extra Life events themselves. Your first focus should of course be to have fun, but if the people who run the place get curious about Extra Life, everyone wins.
  21. Great hussle on the local stream team idea. A regularly scheduled stream can do a whole lot to help your registration numbers and has the added benefit of helping other guilds as well. For example, before Puerto Rico had enough Extra Lifers to start their own guild, a few of the most active players ran a daily twitch stream with each other and basically earned themselves a guild from how effectively they spread the word. Keep up the awesome work on this. A little feedback on the main topic of this thread though: Be careful about dedicating too many resources on things like giveaways. Stats show that while giveaways and contests can provide a boost of sign ups, the number of those folks who actually go home and activate their accounts is actually quite low. (I can speak from experience on that. :S) Consider focusing more on low cost impact items. For example, a welcome pack with more detailed information, a thank you note from your guild, an Extra Life pin, some candy, and/or a promotional item like a jelly bracelet from your hospital. Relatively inexpensive in that it's mostly produced in house, weeds out folks just looking for a freebie, and has a longer lasting impact in promoting the cause.
  22. Great job guys!
  23. I like it! Be sure you're checking in with your hospital's marketing department if possible as they may have some rules as to how their name is used and may be able to provide some help design or production-wise!
  24. Hey y'all. Excited to help the midwest really bring the fire this year. (You may have seen me floating around your forums already. ) If you aren't on a coast and need advice on how to make your guild rock, hit me up.
  25. Wow! Awesome! I hope they post it online afterwards! EDIT: Oh hey, I can watch it here: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2016/05/10/donate-to-the-childrens-miracle-network-telethon.html
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