Extra Life (fundraiser)

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Extra Life is a fundraising event,[1] the proceeds of which go to branches of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.[2] 100% of all donations go directly to the hospitals.[1]

Extra Life was formed in 2008 to honor Victoria Enmon, who died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It was aided by the Sarcastic Gamer community, who sent gifts and video games to her.

The main premise of the event is that group or teams get together and play different types of games for a 24 hour marathon.[3] Many of these users will live-stream their game-play and activities on the platform Twitch. During this process, players will ask for donations that will then be sent to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Groups that participate range from Austin, Texas media company Rooster Teeth,[4] to East Carolina University Board Gaming Society[5], and donations are given through cash or credit donation. Many participants have connections to the hospitals that they chose to highlight and donate their proceeds to and some donation pages continue to accept donations until December 31 of the year of the event.[6]

Event totals and participant numbers[edit]

  • 2008-2009: $302,000[1]
    • Gamers: Unknown
  • 2010: $451,000.[7]
    • Gamers: 4,500
  • 2011: $1,100,000
    • Gamers: 15,500
  • 2012: $2,100,000[8]
    • Gamers: 17,000
  • 2013: $4,100,000[9]
    • Gamers: 43,000
  • 2014: $6,100,000[10]
    • Gamers: 50,000
  • 2015: $8,300,000[11]
    • Gamers: 55,000
  • 2016: $9,600,000[12]
    • Gamers: 50,000
  • 2017: $11,124,217
    • Gamers: 50,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Extra Life". Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  2. ^ "History | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals". childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  3. ^ "Hundreds across the region expected to participate in annual "Extra Life" event". Burlington Free Press. October 31, 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  4. ^ Schroeder, Audra (2018-11-09). "Rooster Teeth's 24-Hour Extra Life Stream Brings the Pain—For Charity". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  5. ^ Spade, Katherine. "Gaming group gathers to fundraise for Children's Miracle Network". The East Carolinian. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  6. ^ services, Lisa Magers/cisd community. "Father, son team up for Cook Children's". Cleburne Times-Review. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  7. ^ "Extra Life: Play Games, Heal Kids | GeekTime". geekti.me. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  8. ^ "Extra Life Video Game Marathon Raises More Than $2 Million for Children's Hospitals | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals". childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org. Archived from the original on 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  9. ^ "'Extra Life' Gamers Raise Record $3.99 Million for Charity, Nearly Matching Total Fundraising of All Previous Years Combined | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals". childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org. Archived from the original on 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  10. ^ "Charity drive Extra Life 2014 raises 'about $5.4M' and counting (update)". Polygon. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  11. ^ "About Extra Life". Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  12. ^ "About Extra Life". Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Retrieved 2017-06-16.

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