It's that time of year again! I'm asking for money and playing video games, but for a great cause! This will be my sixth Extra Life and as always I'm raising money for Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indy. From 8 AM ET on Saturday, November 7th, through 8 AM Sunday, November 8th, I'll be playing games. It's silly, but in doing so I hope to rally support for Riley. Thanks to generous friends and family, over the past several years I've personally raised thousands of dollars for Riley. Indiana gamers have raised tens of thousands together and the Extra Life community as a whole has raised over $14 million for children's hospitals around the country! If you can donate, great! If not, come by and play some games with me! 24 hours goes by much quicker with company :).
The first year I did this it was just a random thing that peeked my interest, but over the past six years you all have made it one of my favorite times of year. From my own time in children's hospitals to stories I've been told from friends and family, to just the fun of hanging around playing games with those I love, Extra Life is a special time. And the fact that money goes to help sick kids downtown makes it all the better. So, let's have another great year!
The video to the right is my favorite summary of what Extra Life is. Ignore the date though, it's pretty old :).