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  1. Hey Guys! Be careful using the word "raffle" in your verbiage wherever you mention it. In certain states, like Texas, it has a real gambling invocation to it. If someone who partook in said raffle had a beef and went to the right people it could be sucksville legally for the group and/or yourself. The potential underlying infraction involving proper licensing and fees paid to the state etc. As well as legal currency, USD (United States Dollars), used to acquire the prizes. This was/is the case for us and thankfully we're advised by our legal teams from the companies we work/worked for. If yall have already covered this or something than never mind. My apologies for a potential unnecessary scare/concern. But if not run it by your sponsoring hospital's PoC (Point of Contact) for that good ole CYA action. Otherwise call it a contest or a competition to be safe. o/
  2. Play Games. Heal Kids. Now to be perfectly clear, just playing games isn’t what is going to help the kids treated at your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. It’s telling your friends, family, coworkers and other community members about what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and then asking them to make a donation to your fundraising page in support of your efforts. Here are some tips & tricks to help you get started: Fundraising Tips & Tricks 1. Personalize your Extra Life Fundraising Page 2. Use the Extra Life Email Portal to ask for donations 3. Download the Extra Life Facebook and mobile apps There are also 1,000+ posts in our community forums of best practices that Extra Lifers from around the world are sharing and discussing with each other. Spend 15 minutes browsing the topics and I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that works for you. We're here to help you in your quest to save kids' lives through gaming! Let us know if you need any help at support@extra-life.org and a member of our crew will be in touch shortly afterwards. Thanks for all you do For The Kids, Mike, Liz, and Jeromy Team Extra Life Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Download the Extra Life Mobile Fundraising App! Manage and share your Extra Life experience on the go with our new Extra Life mobile and tablet app. This FREE app lets you fundraise and connect with others through SMS, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Email. You can update your Extra Life page and check your fundraising progress all from the palm of your hand. iOS | Android
  3. Jim

    Trivia Night

    From the album: Chicago Nerdery 2017

    Trivia is quickly becoming a staple of our Extra Life events. With help from our sponsors (raffle and silent auction) we brought in over $1,000 in one night.
  4. Sarah

    2018 Guild Kickoff

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    THIS EVENT IS FROM 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. If you are not currently logged into a Community forums account, or if your account is registered in a time zone other than Eastern, the time of the event may appear to be different. The Guild Kickoff meeting is a great place to meet other Extra Lifers - both those who volunteer with the Extra Life Baltimore Guild and those who support our local hospital, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center! Washington, D.C. area Extra Lifers are also encouraged to attend as there is not currently an active D.C. Guild, but we are helping Children's National to cover D.C. area events! Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Extra Lifers and Extra Life Baltimore Guild volunteers, we raised over $120,000 for Johns Hopkins Children's Center and helped Children's National grow their fundraising year-over-year! We'd love to celebrate this success with you, hang out, hear your stories, and tell you more about why we work so hard at conventions in the area throughout the year. Lunch will be provided, and you'll have an opportunity to meet some of the Miracle Kids that have been impacted by the fundraising our Extra Lifers have done! Family friendly board games will be provided, and you're welcome to bring your own games to play! AGENDA 12:00-12:15 Meet & Greet 12:15-12:30 Presentation from Extra Life Baltimore Guild Leadership 12:30-12:45 Miracle Kids - Stories and Thank You 12:45-1:00 Questions and Answers, Guild Member/Extra Lifer Stories 1:00-2:00 Lunch & Games Whether it's your first time or your ninth time, we welcome you to come hang out with us for this special event! PARKING Parking is free! Park in the Orleans Street garage directly across from the main Children's Center building. You will be required to take a ticket. Please bring this ticket in to the meeting with you, and you will be provided with a validation sticker so you don't have to pay anything! When you leave, use the cash lane with the attendant and provide your validated parking ticket. GETTING TO THE EVENT If you park in the Orleans Street garage, go to the fourth floor skybridge from the elevators nearest the colorful Children's Center building. As you cross the skybridge, there will be a security/information desk to your right. Please check in at this desk and inform them that you are there to attend the Extra Life meeting. They will provide you with a visitor's wristband, and direct you to the room we will be in.
  5. Jim

    2017 Team Recap

    2017 was the second year that my wife and I coordinated Extra Life. We learned a lot from both events and are happy to share our details below: 2017: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jim-butts/extra-life-wrap-up-2017-chicago-nerdery/10100508101971858/ 2016: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jim-butts/extra-life-wrap-up-2016-chicago-nerdery/10100267867473718/ Feel free to post feedback and also share your stories!
  6. allthewayj

    Painting Parties!

    Hey guys! I wanted to share an idea that one of my guild members did over the past weekend. She contacted one of those painting party places and was able to setup a party that benefited Extra Life! Those seem to be popular activities this year, so I suggest reaching out in your local area. She was able to raise a little bit and is planning on expanding it for next year! So if you aren't sure on how to push the fundraising bar up, think outside the box!!!
  7. Beth

    Reaching Your Goals

    For those still trying to hit your goal...and for those who already have....check out these suggestions from a few Extra Life supporters across the country! From @allthewayj "having people donate and i’ll wrap their presents" From @mosersaurus I’m going to do one last push and pledge to rock a mullet if I hit $5000 by the end of the year. I sent out a thank you email to all of my donors on Thanksgiving day just letting them know how awesome they are and the difference they are making with their support” From @Snow_White_Raven “I am going through right now and thanking every person that is supporting our hospital on their game page and getting them the info to connect with our guild.” From @FoxRacingGurl “When people are asking what to get me for Christmas, I asked for donation to my extra life account instead. Also some holiday parties choose to donate to a charity instead of bringing unwrapped toys or gifts for one another. So maybe reach out to some of the hosts of parties to see if they would be willing to make Extra Life their charity of choice.”
  8. Edit: It's out! https://mahn.bandcamp.com/releases Hey everyone! This is my 3rd year supporting Extra Life, and my main source of fundraising has been streaming and donations through Twitch. I teamed up with a back in April for a "Pretty Princess" stream with a friend of mine where we raised ~$1,400 for Extra Life! Shortly after though, due to personal reasons, I had to stop streaming on a regular basis. But I had a project on the backburner that I wanted to put whatever free time and energy I had into, and try to raise some money for EL before the end of the year. I've been playing music for 20 years, but never did an actual music project or album. I decided to change that, and I'll be releasing a six-track EP tomorrow (Wednesday, 12/5) called "World Warriors", a homage to the Street Fighter series. The concept is mixing and mashing metal songs, old and new, with video game music. The Chrono Trigger battle theme sounds like "The Trooper" from Iron Maiden? Let's do a song called Chrono Trooper! You get the idea I'll be doing a stream on Twitch on 12/5 at 6:30 PM ET as a "release party", and I'll play a few songs live. But once I release the album on Bandcamp, the "Pay More" option will be enabled. If you buy the album and pay more above the minimum price ($3 for a digital copy, $5 for a physical copy), I'll collect the additional money and donate it to Extra Life before the year end. I'll edit this post with the Bandcamp link once I release the album, but if you'd like to support on stream tomorrow, my Twitch channel is below! twitch.tv/mahn Promo video:
  9. Beth

    12 Days of Gaming

    Still hoping to reach your personal or team fundraising goal? Check out our twist on the 12 Days of Christmas....Extra Life style!#12daysofgaming #extralifeATL 12 Days of Gaming 2017_Extra Life Atlanta.pdf
  10. In this topic I'll be posting a daily recap of where we are in terms of participants versus dollars. This will transition to a weekly format once we have a better understanding of the trends/day-to-day. I'll be posting all 3 CMN hospital reports, as we essentially cover the entire state being the only guild. April Reports: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 (As of 10pm CST)
  11. So, despite all the personal stuff that caused me to be away for most of the summer/fall, I want to say how amazed and proud I am of all of you. We did some amazing things this game day, and here's the proof: City State Hospital Fundraising Participants October 30th 3pm CST: MILWAUKEE WI Children's Hospital of Wisconsin $47,268.00 529 November 6th 3pm CST: MILWAUKEE WI Children's Hospital of Wisconsin $106,413.00 724 But we aren't done yet. We have until December 31st to get donations in. Cash donations, check donations, or real-time through the site. Take your rest from game day, but let's all commit to one more push #ForTheKids this holiday season. I'm open to planning a meetup, or simply gaming online; but let's give it one final shot to see how far we can go. -Joshua
  12. Gamerchik

    Restaurant Fundraiser

    Has anyone ever had an experience of throwing a fundraiser dinner through a restaurant? My team is looking to throw one, but they will send the check for the donation directly to CMNH, and we were wondering if anyone had a way of having that donation be put towards the extra-life team's goal? If you have any tips or recommendations I'd appreciate it. Thank you!
  13. herobyclicking

    ESA Foundation Challenge UPDATED

    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the ESA Foundation have been prolific partners with Extra Life from the very beginning! Each year we love announcing this challenge to our Extra Lifers and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and this year is no different! We're thrilled to announce the 2017 ESA Foundation Extra Life Challenge. This is a chance to unlock a huge donation for your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital by doing what you do best; Playing Games to Heal Kids. The Internet simply does not have enough bandwidth for us to fully transmit our gratitude. THANK YOU, ESA FOUNDATION! The ESA Foundation's generous $60,000 grant is divided into two prizes that Extra Lifers can unlock for their hospital by working together to raise all they can for the sick and injured kids that Extra Life supports. Prize #1: Top Overall Fundraising - $30,000 2017 Recipient: Seattle Children's Hospital! ESA Foundation is awarding a $30,000 prize to the hospital whose Extra Lifers raise the most money overall by 9:00am Central Time on Sunday, November 5th.. The total will include only funds raised and received by the deadline (all the more reason to get your offline gifts in early or convert them to digital donations). Last year, the San Francisco-Oakland market took home the funds! Okay, but what if YOUR town is not as big as the top dogs on this list? The ESA Foundation has a SECOND prize to recognize the needs of smaller hospitals and the kids they serve. Prize #2: top Fundraising Per Capita - $30,000 2017 Recipient: Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation Using census data for the areas served by our hospitals, an additional award of $30,000 will be unlocked for the hospital with the highest per capita fundraising. To compute per capita we divide the population of the area by the dollars raised for that hospital. The hospital with the highest per capita amount at 9:00 am Central Time on Sunday, November 5th will win. Again, only funds that are raised and received by this time will be counted towards this figure. Note: A hospital can only unlock one award, even if they are the highest for both the overall fundraising and top fundraising per capita. In the event that this happens, the hospital will unlock the overall fundraising grant and the next highest per capita fundraising hospital will unlock that grant. Last year, UVM Children's Hospital in Vermont edged out the competition to win! Working with the ESA and the ESA Foundation continues to make Extra Life and our communities stronger! Now get fundraising and unlock these major achievements!
  14. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the ESA Foundation have been prolific partners with Extra Life from the very beginning! Each year we love announcing this challenge to our Extra Lifers and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and this year is no different! We're thrilled to announce the 2017 ESA Foundation Extra Life Challenge. This is a chance to unlock a huge donation for your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital by doing what you do best; Playing Games to Heal Kids. The Internet simply does not have enough bandwidth for us to fully transmit our gratitude. THANK YOU, ESA FOUNDATION! The ESA Foundation's generous $60,000 grant is divided into two prizes that Extra Lifers can unlock for their hospital by working together to raise all they can for the sick and injured kids that Extra Life supports. Prize #1: Top Overall Fundraising - $30,000 2017 Recipient: Seattle Children's Hospital! ESA Foundation is awarding a $30,000 prize to the hospital whose Extra Lifers raise the most money overall by 9:00am Central Time on Sunday, November 5th.. The total will include only funds raised and received by the deadline (all the more reason to get your offline gifts in early or convert them to digital donations). Last year, the San Francisco-Oakland market took home the funds! Okay, but what if YOUR town is not as big as the top dogs on this list? The ESA Foundation has a SECOND prize to recognize the needs of smaller hospitals and the kids they serve. Prize #2: top Fundraising Per Capita - $30,000 2017 Recipient: Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation Using census data for the areas served by our hospitals, an additional award of $30,000 will be unlocked for the hospital with the highest per capita fundraising. To compute per capita we divide the population of the area by the dollars raised for that hospital. The hospital with the highest per capita amount at 9:00 am Central Time on Sunday, November 5th will win. Again, only funds that are raised and received by this time will be counted towards this figure. Note: A hospital can only unlock one award, even if they are the highest for both the overall fundraising and top fundraising per capita. In the event that this happens, the hospital will unlock the overall fundraising grant and the next highest per capita fundraising hospital will unlock that grant. Last year, UVM Children's Hospital in Vermont edged out the competition to win! Working with the ESA and the ESA Foundation continues to make Extra Life and our communities stronger! Now get fundraising and unlock these major achievements! View full article
  15. Dredd_77

    Prizes for donors?

    Hey folks! New captain here, and I've tried to find some information on incentive levels to no avail. In short, I'd like to give some "prizes" away to random donors. I'm imagining something like Kickstarter, where there might be "donation levels" that have different prizes attached to them. Is that possible?
  16. Dredd_77

    Prizes for donors?

    Hey folks! New captain here, and I've tried to find some information on incentive levels to no avail. In short, I'd like to give some "prizes" away to random donors. I'm imagining something like Kickstarter, where there might be "donation levels" that have different prizes attached to them. Is that possible?
  17. Tell people you're playing #ForTheKids Connect with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to let them know what you're doing! Surround yourself with people who believe in you and share your excitement about playing games and fundraising for Extra Life. Show them your serious! Consider telling grandma to donate to your Extra Life campaign instead of a birthday card! Tell your Aunt to skip the present and to help out local sick and injured kids with a donation. Have an Extra Life Party! Invite friends over for a game night. You cover the drinks and snacks and then ask your pals to donate to your Extra Life page to "pitch in" #ForTheKids! Encourage your friends to join Extra Life and host THEIR own Extra Life parties too! Use Social Media Share what you're doing for Extra Life on social media! We even have a Facebook application that can post for you periodically to your friends, letting them know how close you are to your goal and how they can donate! Stream to Twitch (or Mixer, Facebook, YouTube...) If you have the basics to live stream your video games via PC or console, then join thousands of other gamers as the stream #ForTheKids! need some help getting started? Check out our Streaming 101 guide! Go Old School with a Craft Fair, Bake Sale or Auction! Put your crafty-ness to work and make some cool crafts, bake an awesome pie or auction off your unused collectibles, all for donations! Yard sales are also a great way to give your campaign a bump. Engage with Local Businesses to Get Involved Visit your favorite eateries and bars to engage them with opportunity to not only join Extra Life but to contribute a portion of the nights proceeds to your campaign. Karaoke, trivia nights, painting & cocktails events are all great ways to have fun, raise money and spread the word about Extra Life. *BONUS TIP: Go Mobile! Manage your Extra Life campaign with our mobile app! Monitor fundraising, send messages and fundraising emails, schedule Facebook posts, and thank your supporters, all in one place! Grab it now for iOS and Android. Share your favorite fundraising tactics in the comments below! Need more ideas? Head over to Doc's "How to Actually Ask for Donations" article! View full article
  18. herobyclicking

    From the Community: Fundraising Tips

    Tell people you're playing #ForTheKids Connect with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to let them know what you're doing! Surround yourself with people who believe in you and share your excitement about playing games and fundraising for Extra Life. Show them your serious! Consider telling grandma to donate to your Extra Life campaign instead of a birthday card! Tell your Aunt to skip the present and to help out local sick and injured kids with a donation. Have an Extra Life Party! Invite friends over for a game night. You cover the drinks and snacks and then ask your pals to donate to your Extra Life page to "pitch in" #ForTheKids! Encourage your friends to join Extra Life and host THEIR own Extra Life parties too! Use Social Media Share what you're doing for Extra Life on social media! We even have a Facebook application that can post for you periodically to your friends, letting them know how close you are to your goal and how they can donate! Stream to Twitch (or Mixer, Facebook, YouTube...) If you have the basics to live stream your video games via PC or console, then join thousands of other gamers as the stream #ForTheKids! need some help getting started? Check out our Streaming 101 guide! Go Old School with a Craft Fair, Bake Sale or Auction! Put your crafty-ness to work and make some cool crafts, bake an awesome pie or auction off your unused collectibles, all for donations! Yard sales are also a great way to give your campaign a bump. Engage with Local Businesses to Get Involved Visit your favorite eateries and bars to engage them with opportunity to not only join Extra Life but to contribute a portion of the nights proceeds to your campaign. Karaoke, trivia nights, painting & cocktails events are all great ways to have fun, raise money and spread the word about Extra Life. *BONUS TIP: Go Mobile! Manage your Extra Life campaign with our mobile app! Monitor fundraising, send messages and fundraising emails, schedule Facebook posts, and thank your supporters, all in one place! Grab it now for iOS and Android. Share your favorite fundraising tactics in the comments below! Need more ideas? Head over to Doc's "How to Actually Ask for Donations" article!
  19. Hey everybody! I'm a 4th year Extra Lifer, and I am trying to rally the troops this year in Miami! I have participated for the past 3 years in Tampa, and I love being able to meet people from all around Florida, as well as the United States, doing something charitable and fun. I know Miami is deserving of a Guild this year. We have so many people in the community, this should be easy peasy! We are so spread out it is hard to organize things without knowing how many people are actually out there, so please feel free to reach out and make it easier to map where we really are! So please, use this space to introduce yourselves and get to know each other. I'll start us off! 1. What do you go by? Alex or Dino. People love calling me Dino, especially kids, and I always respond with a Rawr! 2. What are some of your favorite games? Anything from old school to new school. Mainly FPS now. I play on both Xbox One and PC. Console: Call of Duty, Halo, party games | PC: CS:GO, Call of Duty, Overwatch, arcade games. I dig card games and board games too! Love the DC deck builder game! And Poker, Go Fish! Monopoly, and lots more! 3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Japan, Germany and India. Japan because I love the culture and I spent 7 years learning the language. Germany because I also learned the language and seems like an amazing place to go, and India because I want to do a spiritual tour of the land and find my Zen. 4. What hobbies do you have, outside of gaming? I LOVE working on my car! She's my baby and I treat her like royalty! Also rock climbing takes up a lot of my time. I am a photographer as well as work at a software company, so I have quite a few things to take up my time outside of gaming. 5. When you're not recruiting for Extra-Life, we can most likely find you...? Probably being a hermit at the house. I love streaming and competing. I also try and commentate on FGC events! Every now and then under the hood of my car, and if you really wanna so a dinosaur liftin' some iron, find me at the gym! 6. Post a picture that best represents you -- you, a meme, your pets, or all of the above! This definitely describes me when asked who I relate to in a video game. DVA IS THE BEST TANK!
  20. herobyclicking

    Best Practices: Extra Life: Explained

    Wha t is Extra Life? Extra Life, a fundraising program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, leverages the passion of the gaming community to rally support for our 170 member hospitals. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for member hospitals. https://youtu.be/D7kfCS0ruhc How to participate Sign up: Pledge to play games from your home or online. Play during the 24-hour marathon (Nov 4th) or on any day that works for you! Fundraise & Recruit: Ask your family and friends to donate to your fundraising. Create a team and recruit others to join you! Play games, heal kids: Raise funds, have fun, and help heal kids at your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital! Why support Extra Life and CMN Hospitals? More than 10 million kids enter Children's Miracle Network Hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Extra Life is among various programs that support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Getting Started •Customize your participant page •Utilize the team captain tools in the Extra Life Dashboard •Use the Extra Life Mobile Fundraising Apps •Make a plan for Game Day •Send a dedicated e-blast •Share (and share often) on your social media channels •Write a blog post Have a question? Join the discussion here or on our Discord! View full article
  21. herobyclicking

    Extra Life: Explained

    Wha t is Extra Life? Extra Life, a fundraising program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, leverages the passion of the gaming community to rally support for our 170 member hospitals. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for member hospitals. https://youtu.be/D7kfCS0ruhc How to participate Sign up: Pledge to play games from your home or online. Play during the 24-hour marathon (Nov 4th) or on any day that works for you! Fundraise & Recruit: Ask your family and friends to donate to your fundraising. Create a team and recruit others to join you! Play games, heal kids: Raise funds, have fun, and help heal kids at your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital! Why support Extra Life and CMN Hospitals? More than 10 million kids enter Children's Miracle Network Hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Extra Life is among various programs that support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Getting Started •Customize your participant page •Utilize the team captain tools in the Extra Life Dashboard •Use the Extra Life Mobile Fundraising Apps •Make a plan for Game Day •Send a dedicated e-blast •Share (and share often) on your social media channels •Write a blog post Have a question? Join the discussion here or on our Discord!
  22. Lleva tus recaudos contigo ¡Baja la aplicación móvil desde tu smart phone o tablet y nunca estarás a mas de dos clicks de hacer la diferencia #PorLosNiños! Email, Redes Sociales, Textos ¡Hay docenas de mensajes, específicamente redactados para Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email y mensajes de textos, están integrados en el app para facilitarte el pedir donativos! Maneja tu equipo desde donde quiera que estés ¿Eres Capitán de algún equipo de Extra Life? Comunícate fácilmente con los miembros de tu equipo, sigue el progreso de sus cuentas de recaudos, y asegúrate que todos estén listos para el Maratón. Sobrepasa tu propia meta de recaudos Extralifers que usan el app tienden a recaudar casi 40% mas para su Hospital o Fundación que los que no la usan. ¡Baja el app y comienza a hacer milagros!
  23. Lleva tus recaudos contigo ¡Baja la aplicación móvil desde tu smart phone o tablet y nunca estarás a mas de dos clicks de hacer la diferencia #PorLosNiños! Email, Redes Sociales, Textos ¡Hay docenas de mensajes, específicamente redactados para Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email y mensajes de textos, están integrados en el app para facilitarte el pedir donativos! Maneja tu equipo desde donde quiera que estés ¿Eres Capitán de algún equipo de Extra Life? Comunícate fácilmente con los miembros de tu equipo, sigue el progreso de sus cuentas de recaudos, y asegúrate que todos estén listos para el Maratón. Sobrepasa tu propia meta de recaudos Extralifers que usan el app tienden a recaudar casi 40% mas para su Hospital o Fundación que los que no la usan. ¡Baja el app y comienza a hacer milagros!
  24. LilBigGamers

    This is where we begin!

    Hey gamers, My son and I have started sharing our gaming experiences on YouTube in June 2016 and I have been using this as a way to provide family-friendly entertainment and to "gamify" important life lessons such as proper planning, internet etiquette, overcoming adversity, building confidence, etc. and so far, it's been an amazing adventure! The week after Christmas after a recording session, he came to me and said that he asked if we could give the money that we are making from the platform to the community, more specifically to help children that are fighting for their lives. What really touched me from his behavior was that for a 7-year old, thinking of giving back instead of asking for a new video game or something that he may be able to play with was incredible! Since he asked and one of our core family values is the importance of helping our peers by giving back, I have looked into what we could plan together for children. And I have found Extra-Life.org. After researching, looking at the videos that explained the history behind this beautiful movement and community, I knew that this was the one that we were going to do it for. More importantly, the ability to help a local foundation made it even more special! We have been planning this event for a few weeks now and I have found myself feeling so rewarded for the amount of time that I have put through promoting the event, getting some game development studios sponsor us with some game keys to giveaway, making graphics for shirts and even wrist bands, spreading the word to get people from all over the world to watch and encourage us... this is a calling that's been dormant within me that I'm excited to begin and repeat throughout the year. Enough blabbering, on to the important stuff. We are doing this even on January 27th. We are starting at 6pm EST and we are going for the full 24-hours. Of course, the little one won't be there for the entire duration but there will be scheduled events where he will be joining me for some good fun. If any of you are interested in joining us by watching, here are the details; Youtube: https://goo.gl/70K0IE Twitch: https://goo.gl/ioRfId Beam: https://goo.gl/vN6qnf If YOU want to come and watch or simply want to extend the reach by sharing this post, it would be tremendously appreciated. The more people we can have, the more donations that we can get for this amazing cause, the better! If you want to support our effort, you can also check out our donation page and/or our event wrist bands! They are $5 (USD) each and $2 from each sale will be donated to the charity. Donation page: https://goo.gl/TayDSl Event Wrist bands: https://goo.gl/U4XeB6 Although we have streamed in the past and we are very comfortable with the technical "behind the scenes" stuff, if you have any best practices from your previous experiences, please share them, we'd like to know! Hoping to be able to make a difference! K.
  25. I will be hosting a gaming marathon for 24 hours. A variety games will be played from Rocket League to PUBG. There will be giveways for anyone who donates money towards Charity event. Even with a $1 Donation to the event will get you entereed into a prize giveaway during the stream and you will have supported a great cause. We will be working together to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Every day CMNH treats kids with trauma, diabetes, cancer, surgeries and babies with NICU. Our donation goal will be $1000. The company I work for will also Match any donations we contribute the the event!! I hope everyone of you can add this into your calenders and tune in for some of the event. Thanks for you time and support everyone!!
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