A cranial reconstruction surgery at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana saved the life of our team captain’s infant daughter almost three years ago . After her recovery Jim and his wife, Adrienne, decided to host an Extra Life board gaming marathon with their community game night to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
For our first year’s event, we raised a combined $2142 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year, we more than doubled that amount to raise a combined $4385 (with our sister team, Great Big Table). As all of our team members had designated Indiana's Riley Hospital for Children to receive their funds, all of that money went to an institution that has touched the lives of so many in our community.
This year, we're at it again!
Saint Peter's Highland UCC is hosting a gaming event throughout the weekend of October 24th (6pm - 9pm), October 25th (7am - 10pm), and October 26th (noon - 6pm), 2014.
Across those three days, our team members and their Extra Life supporters will play an EPIC 24 (and more) hours of board games to raise money for, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana's Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. We actually ended up playing around 27 hours last year.
If you are a member of the tri-state community, we encourage you to come on over and play games to help raise money to heal sick and injured kids and provide hope and healing for their families.
More details of our 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon Weekend will be coming soon as we start to hammer out the details and gear up for this year's event.
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Friday, October 24th, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 25th, 7am to 10pm
Sunday, October 26th, Noon to 6pm
Second Annual World Series of Clabber
Clabber is Evansville's game. Here's your chance to be Evansville's champion!
The World Series of Clabber will be held Saturday afternoon, October 25th. Times will be posted soon.
Register your team for the second annual World Series of Clabber championship. Registration requires a $10 donation per player ($20 for a team of two).
The World Series of Clabber tournament has a 1pm start time on Saturday, October 25th.
Play and Teach to Win Program
Thanks to the generous donations of game publishers like AEG, HABA USA, Mindtwister USA, North Star Games, R & R Games, and Stone Blade Entertainment (with more being added each week), we are able to offer our second annual "Play and Teach to Win Program" as a part of our Extra Life weekend.
We will have a large collection of games on hand that our weekend guests and team members can play (and teach) for a ticket to a lucky draw drawing for that game at the end of the event. There will also be opportunities for more tickets for any game by making additional donations to Riley that weekend. in 2013, we gave away over 90 games (60 different titles) at the close of our weekend.
List of this year's Play and Teach to Win games (new entries being added regularly)
We have 28 items (so far) donated for a silent auction that will be held throughout the event. Items include gift baskets, hand made items, hotel stays, tickets to attractions and events, and gift certificates.
All proceeds from the silent auction go to Riley Hospital for Children.
3rd Annual Community Dinner & Wits and Wagers Game Show
Starting around 5pm on October 25th, we'll have a free light meal together as a community (usually various soups and/or chili and sandwiches) followed by playing an enlarged version of the popular trivia game, Wits and Wagers, with everyone in attendance. This has been one of the highlights of each weekend and is a lot of fun. Make sure to bring plenty of single dollar bills for the game.
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St. Peter's (Highland) UCC - 7014 Darmstadt Road, Evansville, IN - (812) 867-5271
If you are interested in joining this year's Saint Peter's Extra Life fundraising team, please drop our Captain Jim Jones a line at email@example.com and he'll get back to you and answer any questions that you may have.