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  1. 1. This is the biggest family reunion of people you’ve never met before. TL;DR: You’re going to make friends. A lot of them. You’ll know people from across the world now, and you have one amazing cause in common. Welcome home. I’ve been lucky enough to attend all prior Extra Life Uniteds (November 2014, February 2016, and March 2017). The feeling is the same every year – how did I not know this person before now? We’ve just met, but I feel like we’ve been friends forever! That first year was intimidating. I went in not knowing anyone, was keenly aware I was in a new place, surrounded by new people, oh, and I was also competing with everyone. But what I quickly realized was that everyone felt the same. Within minutes people were introducing themselves, arranging rides for each other, and generally just welcoming each other. I made friends all over the country, hung out all hours with them, and regularly keep up with them on Facebook. 2. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. TL;DR: Bring a contact card of some sort to hand out. Come prepared with business cards that have your name, email, phone number, and gamer tags. I’d also suggest including your city and state, the hospital you play for, and your Extra Life URL (customize it to have the same URL every year!). You can always exchange contacts on your phone and friend people on Facebook, but there are sometimes so many people you’ll meet handing over a card is easier. You may also get to spend time with hospital staff and partners you haven’t met before. Don’t have cards? No worries! Head to your local print shop and they can have some printed for you quickly. You’ll want heavy cardstock, and can also get full color printed on both sides, too. You can ask for them to be cut, but you’ll be charged per cut, or you can use a paper cutter and trim them yourselves. There are plenty of templates available for free on the web, and even in Microsoft Word. 3. The camera loves you. Love it back. TL;DR: Take that selfie. Share that post. Photobomb all the group shots. You’ll want to capture as much as you can, and you should be in the picture, too. If I have one regret about Extra Life United, it would be that I’m not in more photos. I’ve taken a ton, and I’ve shared a ton, but I’m not great about getting in the photos, or asking people to take photos with me. These photos will be shared all over and come up in your Facebook memories, so you should be in them! There are also professional photographers who will be taking photos all over, and you’ll be able to access those within a few weeks. Want a peek at past ELUs? Here you go: Extra Life United 2014 Extra Life United 2016 Extra Life United 2017 – Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 4. Even if you lose, you’re still winning. TL;DR: Not everyone is going to win prize money. But that’s okay. You’ll walk away with something priceless. Losing is tough. No way to sugarcoat it. But what you can do is prepare yourself a little bit for how you react. I’ve had some really, really tough losses at ELU. It hasn’t stopped me from going back. But I did take myself out of the picture for a bit, literally. One semifinal loss was particularly brutal for me, and I completely missed the closing ceremonies. I saw the pictures, but it’s not the same as being there. Especially when you realize you’re missing from the large group shot. ☹ It's completely okay to take a break. Head outside, get some sunshine or find a quiet corner for a minute. Take a short walk around the lake if you need it. But come back. You’ll thank yourself later. And your new family will be there to help you recuperate. 5. Take this! TL;DR: Pack all the things. TSA will love your board games. Got a bag of holding? Pack that, too. I like to think I’m a pro at packing light. I avoid checked bags if I can. But you may want to check your bag if you plan to bring along some board games. If not, give yourself extra time to go through security. Board games and all their little pieces tend to get extra attention. It’s also a good idea to tape your name and phone number on the inside lids of the games, just in case they need to find their way back to you. What else should you pack? Here’s a good starter list if you’re visiting ELU for the first time: Allergy medications (Florida pollen will be high) Reusable water bottle (cut down on waste and save money!) A sweater or hoodie if you get cold easily (the convention center rooms can be cold) Your favorite snacks (I always pack a few meal bars and gummies when I travel) Battery packs and charging cables for your phone, and extra batteries for other items Headphones (they can do wonders if you need a moment to yourself and are in a crowded area) ELU specific accessories (I’m not saying onesies, but I’m saying there will be onesies… Also, tutus.) Giveaway items: buttons, stickers, business cards Swimsuits if you want to take advantage of the pools near your hotel Heading to the parks? Make sure you have these: Comfortable shoes Extra socks Sunblock Hat Blister Block, moleskin, or cushion inserts to avoid blisters Comfy shorts or jeans (I like cargo shorts. All the pockets!) A bag that’s easy to carry (backpacks work best in the parks) 6. Get your swag on. TL;DR: This is a wonderful time to pick up some CMN Hospitals swag. For yourself, and for your donors! You can browse the online shop, but save shipping costs by picking up items at ELU. I like to wear a CMN Hospitals pin on my jacket anytime I travel. I’ll give a small gift pack of CMN Hospitals swag to donors (a stylus pen, screen wipe, and a lapel pin). Want to add to your collections of t-shirts? This is the place to get them! 7. Side quests are fun, but stick to the main story. TL;DR: You’ll spend way more time at ELU than you expect, and that may mean skipping out on other things. Unless you’re coming into town early or staying late, you may not have time for park visits or hanging out outside of ELU. Once ELU starts, plan to stay close by. As much planning goes into it, adjustments sometimes must be made and scheduled times can change. There is plenty of time to hang out in between games, but stay where the action is. Just remember – if you’re wearing your Extra Life gear, represent Extra Life well. (There may or may not be a story from the first year where I ever so kindly used my mom voice and asked a few boisterous Extra Lifers to turn their shirts inside out.) 8. You’re going to need a bigger boat. TL;DR: Actually, a place to keep all those contact cards, buttons, and other gift items you’ll receive. Don’t forget to bring some of your own! One of the absolute best and most amazing things about Extra Life United is having a chance to interact directly with the kids your Extra Life efforts are helping. You won’t want to miss the pin exchange with the Champions. This is happening on Thursday, March 8th from 10:00-11:15am. Most of the Champions bring pins to exchange – so bring some of your own! You can take photos with the Champions and have them sign an autograph book. Don’t have an autograph book? Buy a deck of cards and have each Champion sign one! Let them know they’re aces in your book. Some Champions use stamps because they may have trouble holding a pen. You can become a human autograph book, or have them stamp a t-shirt as a keepsake. Find out about each of the Champions here. Don’t have buttons? Don’t worry – you may be able to have some made quickly locally or with online shops, and have them shipped to your hotel. But you can also bring any other small item for an exchange, such as sticker sheets, playing cards, or mini-games. Your local dollar store is a great place to find items like this. You will get neat little string bag when you check in, but it can get full quickly, so you may want to bring a bag of your own to carry your stuff around. 9. You’re not the only one who is bananas for Extra Life. TL;DR: One of us! One of us! You’re not alone in your love and all-encompassing obsession with all things Extra Life. Get ready to have even more ideas to act on. I came to the first Extra Life United because I helped plan, manage, and run a large game day event. But I didn’t consider myself a true Extra Lifer because I didn’t regularly play games. And I also didn’t play video games. If anything, I liked board games and puzzle games I could play solo. I didn’t even register my first year of Extra Life, I just donated to others. After leaving Extra Life United, I realized I wasn’t alone in that feeling. But also, that I had nothing to worry about. Extra Life is for anyone and everyone who loves gaming – from whatever viewpoint. I still don’t play video games much. But I’ve discovered a whole new slew of board games. I’ve earned four medals of my own, and have gotten my whole family involved, too. I’ve shared ideas with so many others on planning game days, donor rewards, fundraising ideas – all of it. And I’ve gotten just as many ideas in return. Extra Life has made a massive impact on my life. For five years I planned and managed a massive Extra Life game day of a few hundred gamers. Every year I recommitted to do it again. And in 2017 I left the tech industry to work for CMN Hospitals. That’s how much I care for this cause. So, I won’t be competing at ELU this year, but I’ll be there and can’t wait to meet my new family members! ~Tanya K., 5th yr Extra Lifer from San Antonio View full article
  2. 1. This is the biggest family reunion of people you’ve never met before. TL;DR: You’re going to make friends. A lot of them. You’ll know people from across the world now, and you have one amazing cause in common. Welcome home. I’ve been lucky enough to attend all prior Extra Life Uniteds (November 2014, February 2016, and March 2017). The feeling is the same every year – how did I not know this person before now? We’ve just met, but I feel like we’ve been friends forever! That first year was intimidating. I went in not knowing anyone, was keenly aware I was in a new place, surrounded by new people, oh, and I was also competing with everyone. But what I quickly realized was that everyone felt the same. Within minutes people were introducing themselves, arranging rides for each other, and generally just welcoming each other. I made friends all over the country, hung out all hours with them, and regularly keep up with them on Facebook. 2. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. TL;DR: Bring a contact card of some sort to hand out. Come prepared with business cards that have your name, email, phone number, and gamer tags. I’d also suggest including your city and state, the hospital you play for, and your Extra Life URL (customize it to have the same URL every year!). You can always exchange contacts on your phone and friend people on Facebook, but there are sometimes so many people you’ll meet handing over a card is easier. You may also get to spend time with hospital staff and partners you haven’t met before. Don’t have cards? No worries! Head to your local print shop and they can have some printed for you quickly. You’ll want heavy cardstock, and can also get full color printed on both sides, too. You can ask for them to be cut, but you’ll be charged per cut, or you can use a paper cutter and trim them yourselves. There are plenty of templates available for free on the web, and even in Microsoft Word. 3. The camera loves you. Love it back. TL;DR: Take that selfie. Share that post. Photobomb all the group shots. You’ll want to capture as much as you can, and you should be in the picture, too. If I have one regret about Extra Life United, it would be that I’m not in more photos. I’ve taken a ton, and I’ve shared a ton, but I’m not great about getting in the photos, or asking people to take photos with me. These photos will be shared all over and come up in your Facebook memories, so you should be in them! There are also professional photographers who will be taking photos all over, and you’ll be able to access those within a few weeks. Want a peek at past ELUs? Here you go: Extra Life United 2014 Extra Life United 2016 Extra Life United 2017 – Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 4. Even if you lose, you’re still winning. TL;DR: Not everyone is going to win prize money. But that’s okay. You’ll walk away with something priceless. Losing is tough. No way to sugarcoat it. But what you can do is prepare yourself a little bit for how you react. I’ve had some really, really tough losses at ELU. It hasn’t stopped me from going back. But I did take myself out of the picture for a bit, literally. One semifinal loss was particularly brutal for me, and I completely missed the closing ceremonies. I saw the pictures, but it’s not the same as being there. Especially when you realize you’re missing from the large group shot. ☹ It's completely okay to take a break. Head outside, get some sunshine or find a quiet corner for a minute. Take a short walk around the lake if you need it. But come back. You’ll thank yourself later. And your new family will be there to help you recuperate. 5. Take this! TL;DR: Pack all the things. TSA will love your board games. Got a bag of holding? Pack that, too. I like to think I’m a pro at packing light. I avoid checked bags if I can. But you may want to check your bag if you plan to bring along some board games. If not, give yourself extra time to go through security. Board games and all their little pieces tend to get extra attention. It’s also a good idea to tape your name and phone number on the inside lids of the games, just in case they need to find their way back to you. What else should you pack? Here’s a good starter list if you’re visiting ELU for the first time: Allergy medications (Florida pollen will be high) Reusable water bottle (cut down on waste and save money!) A sweater or hoodie if you get cold easily (the convention center rooms can be cold) Your favorite snacks (I always pack a few meal bars and gummies when I travel) Battery packs and charging cables for your phone, and extra batteries for other items Headphones (they can do wonders if you need a moment to yourself and are in a crowded area) ELU specific accessories (I’m not saying onesies, but I’m saying there will be onesies… Also, tutus.) Giveaway items: buttons, stickers, business cards Swimsuits if you want to take advantage of the pools near your hotel Heading to the parks? Make sure you have these: Comfortable shoes Extra socks Sunblock Hat Blister Block, moleskin, or cushion inserts to avoid blisters Comfy shorts or jeans (I like cargo shorts. All the pockets!) A bag that’s easy to carry (backpacks work best in the parks) 6. Get your swag on. TL;DR: This is a wonderful time to pick up some CMN Hospitals swag. For yourself, and for your donors! You can browse the online shop, but save shipping costs by picking up items at ELU. I like to wear a CMN Hospitals pin on my jacket anytime I travel. I’ll give a small gift pack of CMN Hospitals swag to donors (a stylus pen, screen wipe, and a lapel pin). Want to add to your collections of t-shirts? This is the place to get them! 7. Side quests are fun, but stick to the main story. TL;DR: You’ll spend way more time at ELU than you expect, and that may mean skipping out on other things. Unless you’re coming into town early or staying late, you may not have time for park visits or hanging out outside of ELU. Once ELU starts, plan to stay close by. As much planning goes into it, adjustments sometimes must be made and scheduled times can change. There is plenty of time to hang out in between games, but stay where the action is. Just remember – if you’re wearing your Extra Life gear, represent Extra Life well. (There may or may not be a story from the first year where I ever so kindly used my mom voice and asked a few boisterous Extra Lifers to turn their shirts inside out.) 8. You’re going to need a bigger boat. TL;DR: Actually, a place to keep all those contact cards, buttons, and other gift items you’ll receive. Don’t forget to bring some of your own! One of the absolute best and most amazing things about Extra Life United is having a chance to interact directly with the kids your Extra Life efforts are helping. You won’t want to miss the pin exchange with the Champions. This is happening on Thursday, March 8th from 10:00-11:15am. Most of the Champions bring pins to exchange – so bring some of your own! You can take photos with the Champions and have them sign an autograph book. Don’t have an autograph book? Buy a deck of cards and have each Champion sign one! Let them know they’re aces in your book. Some Champions use stamps because they may have trouble holding a pen. You can become a human autograph book, or have them stamp a t-shirt as a keepsake. Find out about each of the Champions here. Don’t have buttons? Don’t worry – you may be able to have some made quickly locally or with online shops, and have them shipped to your hotel. But you can also bring any other small item for an exchange, such as sticker sheets, playing cards, or mini-games. Your local dollar store is a great place to find items like this. You will get neat little string bag when you check in, but it can get full quickly, so you may want to bring a bag of your own to carry your stuff around. 9. You’re not the only one who is bananas for Extra Life. TL;DR: One of us! One of us! You’re not alone in your love and all-encompassing obsession with all things Extra Life. Get ready to have even more ideas to act on. I came to the first Extra Life United because I helped plan, manage, and run a large game day event. But I didn’t consider myself a true Extra Lifer because I didn’t regularly play games. And I also didn’t play video games. If anything, I liked board games and puzzle games I could play solo. I didn’t even register my first year of Extra Life, I just donated to others. After leaving Extra Life United, I realized I wasn’t alone in that feeling. But also, that I had nothing to worry about. Extra Life is for anyone and everyone who loves gaming – from whatever viewpoint. I still don’t play video games much. But I’ve discovered a whole new slew of board games. I’ve earned four medals of my own, and have gotten my whole family involved, too. I’ve shared ideas with so many others on planning game days, donor rewards, fundraising ideas – all of it. And I’ve gotten just as many ideas in return. Extra Life has made a massive impact on my life. For five years I planned and managed a massive Extra Life game day of a few hundred gamers. Every year I recommitted to do it again. And in 2017 I left the tech industry to work for CMN Hospitals. That’s how much I care for this cause. So, I won’t be competing at ELU this year, but I’ll be there and can’t wait to meet my new family members! ~Tanya K., 5th yr Extra Lifer from San Antonio
  3. waterboysh

    Pin Exchange ideas

    I know it's kinda late and we're only a month away from ELU now, but I was hoping for some ideas of what to bring to the pin exchange. I wasn't there early enough last year for the pin exchange and I definitely want to make it this year. I've tried searching for various things (like magnets, keychains, pins) but I can't find anything that's not prohibitively expensive to order 30 of.
  4. herobyclicking

    Room Share thread

    Here's the place to request or offer a room to share for Extra Life United. Consider sharing or asking about - Location of the hotel - Max Occupancy for the room - costs, fees, etc
  5. waterboysh

    Mario Kart 8 tournament

    Everyone that has a Switch make sure to bring it. If we have enough people I want to run an unofficial Mario Kart 8 tournament, like what we did with 1, 2, Switch last year. I'll work out more details once we know how many are interested.
  6. KnightHarbinger

    Extra Life United 2018 Games!

    VIDEO GAMES Sonic Mania Rivals of Aether Rocket League Tricky Towers TABLETOP GAMES Machi Koro Down Force Splendor Sagrada
  7. KnightHarbinger

    ELU2018?

    So yeah.. ..deets..? ;0 ;~) o/
  8. herobyclicking

    Extra Life United 2018

    A Gathering of Charity Gamers, For The Kids * Gamers from all over have taken the world by storm in giving back to those who need it most. Through Extra Life, tens of thousands of gamers have raised over $40 million for sick & injured kids treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Gamers are saving lives! Join us at Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World along with other charity gamers like you for Extra Life United! ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE TRAVEL INFO FAQs *The first 150 attendees who register get 1 FREE Disney World 1-day Park Hopper pass ($160 value)!*
  9. herobyclicking

    Extra Life News:Extra Life United 2018

    A Gathering of Charity Gamers, For The Kids * Gamers from all over have taken the world by storm in giving back to those who need it most. Through Extra Life, tens of thousands of gamers have raised over $40 million for sick & injured kids treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Gamers are saving lives! Join us at Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World along with other charity gamers like you for Extra Life United! ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE TRAVEL INFO FAQs *The first 150 attendees who register get 1 FREE Disney World 1-day Park Hopper pass ($160 value)!* View full article
  10. Jack Gardner

    Community Update: March 2017

    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! Our monthly updates are sent out to let you all know the important news from around the community. Buckle in, because you’re the best gaming has to offer! Community Update 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!
  11. 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! Our monthly updates are sent out to let you all know the important news from around the community. Buckle in, because you’re the best gaming has to offer! Community Update 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! View full article
  12. Hope you all had a great opening night at Extra Life United 2017! Starting tomorrow, the Challenge Stations sponsored by Microsoft will be available! Play games for a chance to win money for your hospital! Below is the schedule and rules, so get informed and get ready to play hard! Challenge Station Schedule
  13. This is the place to go once you've registered for ELU. Find others who are going, coordinate travel, share photos and memories, and whatever else you'd like to talk about related to your upcoming trip to Orlando. If you haven't registered for ELU 2017 yet, you can do so at www.extra-life.org/elu Please take a moment to introduce yourself, where you are coming from, who you play for, and what you're hoping to learn, do, or experience at ELU 2017.
  14. Sean Rooney

    Pin exchange

    After seeing the updated schedule of events, I've come to realize there is no pin exchange as there was last year. Last year there was a parade of champions followed by a pin exchange at which each champion child had their own booth. The crowds to see each kid were dense, but it was worth it - we got to talk with almost all of them, shared many hugs and tears. This year, I've got something special for the champion kids. We have time with them on Thursday's gaming night, which will be amazing, but it won't be as structured as before. The medal ceremony the next morning doesn't really allow us to interact with the kids other than cheer them on - you can certainly go and find a few of them before and after the ceremony but the chance of meeting every kid and doing an exchange appears less likely due to this year's schedule. If you weren't going to get things to give each of the kids, please do not feel you have to! I got lucky and got a business to sponsor my gifts, so they were basically free. Plus I got extra so I will use them to assist in my fundraising this year.
  15. Extra Life United is right around the corner and with 12 games to choose from and a prize pool of over $150,000 to unlock for your hospital, you won't want to miss this epic event! If you're having doubts, we've come up with the top 3 reasons why you should bite the bullet and join us in Orlando, Florida on March 23-25 for this life-changing experience. Hurry - registration closes on March 1, 2017! Meet Other Extra Lifers ELU is THE opportunity to meet other Extra Lifers from across the world. You'll make a ton of new friends that love to play games and help sick and injured kids - just like you do. You can even meet people prior to the event by checking out the Extra Life United thread in the Community Hub! You'll also find packing lists, ride/room shares and other insider trips and tricks in the Extra Life United area of the forums. Win Money for Your CMN Hospital From gaming in the main tournament to mini-challenge stations, you'll get two full days of game play and a huge chance to win a portion of a $150,000 prize pool for the kids in your local area! The winner of Extra Life United 2014 brought home $90,000 and now has a room at his local children's hospital named after him - how cool is that?! Meet Your Champion Ambassador The best part of Extra Life United is the opportunity to meet and play games with the kids you directly support through Extra Life. Each state and province in North America will be represented by a Champion Ambassador, a child that has been treated at a CMN Hospital. You can also meet all of our Champion Ambassadors and read their stories on our website before you get the chance to play them in their favorite games during Open Game Night on Thursday, March 23rd. To view the full game list and rules, an updated event schedule and all other details, visit the Extra Life United website.
  16. Extra Life United is right around the corner and with 12 games to choose from and a prize pool of over $150,000 to unlock for your hospital, you won't want to miss this epic event! If you're having doubts, we've come up with the top 3 reasons why you should bite the bullet and join us in Orlando, Florida on March 23-25 for this life-changing experience. Hurry - registration closes on March 1, 2017! Meet Other Extra Lifers ELU is THE opportunity to meet other Extra Lifers from across the world. You'll make a ton of new friends that love to play games and help sick and injured kids - just like you do. You can even meet people prior to the event by checking out the Extra Life United thread in the Community Hub! You'll also find packing lists, ride/room shares and other insider trips and tricks in the Extra Life United area of the forums. Win Money for Your CMN Hospital From gaming in the main tournament to mini-challenge stations, you'll get two full days of game play and a huge chance to win a portion of a $150,000 prize pool for the kids in your local area! The winner of Extra Life United 2014 brought home $90,000 and now has a room at his local children's hospital named after him - how cool is that?! Meet Your Champion Ambassador The best part of Extra Life United is the opportunity to meet and play games with the kids you directly support through Extra Life. Each state and province in North America will be represented by a Champion Ambassador, a child that has been treated at a CMN Hospital. You can also meet all of our Champion Ambassadors and read their stories on our website before you get the chance to play them in their favorite games during Open Game Night on Thursday, March 23rd. To view the full game list and rules, an updated event schedule and all other details, visit the Extra Life United website. View full article
  17. Hi Everybody, As we get into the heavier event seasons we want to let everyone know about an opportunity to win a trip to Extra Life United 2017! The exact prize would be: Flight to Extra Life United 2017 Entrance Fee to Extra Life United Hotel Room for the Days of the Event There will be two winners of this prize and the following conditions must be met in order to win one of the prizes: The guild member who raises the most money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will receive on of the prizes. The guild member who is the most improved fundraiser (% based) from last year’s Extra Life 2015 event. If you did not participate or raised below $100 last year, the most improved comparison will start from $100 dollars. So if you are new this year and raised $200, then you score here would be 200%. Or if you raised $50 last year and raised $300 this year, then your score here would be 300% In order to qualify you need to be an active guild member: Attend a total of ten (10) Extra Life LA events (5 of which must be volunteering at events) When volunteering, at least (1) 4 hour shift must be covered for it to count towards your time. Full details are posted here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rwFsYJHZYFajUrSDzVqO7EQ3K18H0j66ZMSVbqyYAVQ/edit?usp=sharing Eligibility requirements are tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p5ttF6V6SvEAGfcaoh4iDVPG8PWI_jPCx5B00gsNmmQ/edit?usp=sharing [Updated 11/20] Guild Members who completed eligibility requirements: Brent Sanchez Charley Ammerman Dennis Bernardo Jose Cerezo Kevin Martinez Salvador Elizondo Xavier Ortiz Best of luck to everyone! Dennis
  18. Sean Rooney

    Extra Life United Packing List

    A couple people have mentioned they're bringing 3DS's or *gasp* Vita's. Got me to thinking, what should be on the must-pack list for this trip for most of us? See the thread about the pin exchange, while not a must-do it's a great idea. Being Canadian and having been disappointed when I couldn't swim outdoors in Vegas on Christmas Day, you better believe I'll have a swimsuit. Having been in Orlando in September for Dominic's wish trip, may I also recommend either an umbrella or poncho, whatever you prefer. It tends to rain often there. On a more personal note, I know some folks know the #Dominicstrong story well by this point. We do have a limited supply of extra hoodies and T-shirts that we are continuing to sell for charity. We are bringing at least one to Orlando to a person who wanted to buy it. If anyone else is interested, email me (smrooney at g........com) with what sizes you'd want. Of note, we have a bunch of 4XL men's shirts and nine, count 'em, nine small ladies shirts still. Charging US$20 for the shirts and US$40 for the hoodies; lucky you with the crazy exchange rate. Proceeds to Helping Families Handle Cancer. Sorry Extra Life, you get money from pretty much everything else we do. Anyhow, what else would you add to the list?
  19. LeaveIt2Beaver

    2017 Promo Video!

    Extra Life United 2017 will be in Orlando, FL again this year on March 23rd - 25th! Shout out to Extra Lifer Steve Mathis for capturing so many great moments from last year's Extra Life United!
  20. We hope you had an amazing experience meeting and playing against your fellow Extra Lifers at Extra Life United 2016! United is an event we hope to grow every year and we strongly believe that the only way to do that is to ask you, the participants, to provide us with feedback. We'd love for you to share your thoughts about the overall experience of Extra Life United 2016. Please let us know what you loved, what worked well, what didn't. Be sure to share your favorite and less than favorite aspects of the overall Extra Life United Experience.
  21. We hope you had an amazing experience meeting and playing against your fellow Extra Lifers at Extra Life United 2016! United is an event we hope to grow every year and we strongly believe that the only way to do that is to ask you, the participants, to provide us with feedback. We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with the PC gaming track at Extra Life 2016. Please use this thread to let us know where we excelled and what we can do better for Extra Life United 2017.
  22. We hope you had an amazing experience meeting and playing against your fellow Extra Lifers at Extra Life United 2016! United is an event we hope to grow every year and we strongly believe that the only way to do that is to ask you, the participants, to provide us with feedback. We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with the TableTop gaming track at Extra Life 2016. Please use this thread to let us know where we excelled and what we can do better for Extra Life United 2017.
  23. We hope you had an amazing experience meeting and playing against your fellow Extra Lifers at Extra Life United 2016! United is an event we hope to grow every year and we strongly believe that the only way to do that is to ask you, the participants, to provide us with feedback. We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with the Console track at Extra Life 2016. Please use this thread to let us know where we excelled and what we can do better for Extra Life United 2017.
  24. This is the place to go once you've registered for ELU. Find others who are going, coordinate travel, learn from past attendees, share photos and memories, and whatever else you'd like to talk about related to your upcoming trip to Orlando. Also check out the Room Sharing Thread. Please take a moment to introduce yourself, where you are coming from, who you play for, and what you're hoping to learn, do, or experience at ELU 2016. If you haven't registered for ELU 2016 yet here's the link: http://www.extra-life.org/united Looking to share a room? Look here: http://community.extra-life.org/forums/topic/2671-elu16-room-share-thread/
  25. mostwantedmex

    Extra Life United Trip

    What's up ladies and gents. With Extra Life United just around the corner I just wanted to share some information. As you probably (or don't) already know, i'll be going this year. With that in mind I will be taking a ton of pictures and videos. One thing I will most definitely be doing is using snapchat like crazy. Cause well, its much easier than uploading on any other social media. So if you want to follow along and see what goes on, just follow me. Also if anyone else is going well let me know, we gotta meet up and show some Los Angeles Guild pride!!
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