IN PROGRESS... JUST IMPORTED FROM LAST YEAR.
Dear Friends and Family,
For the past three years, Adrienne and I have co-hosted and ran a three day weekend-long board gaming marathon with Extra Life that, to date, has raised a combined $13,611 to benefit Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
I am raising money for Riley Hospital for Children, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital that performed a life saving cranial reconstruction surgery on my then infant daughter. We still visit Riley on a regular basis for various check ups and get to witness, first hand, all the amazing work that their supremely capable and caring staff perform on a daily basis.
Each Board Game Marathon Weekend, we've played board games for a total of twenty four hours (and more) in a twist on the read-a-thon, walk-a-thon and dance marathon concept. We take an activity that we love that is centered by its very nature around community and social activity; playing board games. Then we leverage that community and social activity to put a little bit of good back into the world by raising money for Children's Hospitals.
This year, we're going to do it again.
The last three years have been amazing. We can't believe the generosity of our supporters, but there is a HUGE need out there and we want to come back with our fourth annual board game marathon to raise even more money for a very worthy cause.
I will need the help of members of the board gaming community, friends, family, colleagues and Evansville & Tri-State residents a in order to reach my goal.
Families going to Riley are battling things that are the stuff of parental nightmares. We all just want healthy kids and when that's not in the cards, it is a massive comfort that there are extraordinary medical facilities like Riley and other Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to step in and offer treatment, hope, guidance, education, and healing. Riley is one of the most amazing places that you never want to have a reason to visit, but you are so thankful that it is there when you need it.
On the weekend of Oct. 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2015, my church, Saint Peter's Highland UCC in Evansville, Indiana, will host it's fourth annual 24 hour hobby board game marathon and it's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support me with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Every bit helps and I sincerely appreciate them all.
We'll have time on Friday the 23rd, Saturday the 24th, and Sunday the 25th for other team members and their Extra Life supporters to drop in, play games, and raise money for Riley. In total, we'll have space available, across three days, for 24 (and more) hours of board gaming.
Over the last three years, through the generosity of friends, family, colleagues, game publishers, the gaming community, and Tri-state community members, I have been able to raise $2,139 through these events. I am humbled by your support and generosity.
As with last year, every little bit helped. Please know that your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.
I can't do this without your help. Donating online is safe and easy!
To make an online donation please click the "Support Me" button on this page.
Thank you for caring and for supporting me in this effort!
(1) For every donation of $5 or more that I receive during this campaign, I will send you a hand written thank you note. Who doesn't love real mail?