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.
Over the last three years, in conjunction with our sister team, Great Big Table, the St Peter's Game Night team has been able to raise a combined $13,611. Last year alone, we raised $7,184, which was more than we had raised during our first two years combined. 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 work couldn't happen without you, our incredible team members, our friends and families, and the incredible support of St Peter's and the Evansville community.
This year, we're at it for the fourth year in a row!
Saint Peter's Highland UCC is hosting a board gaming event throughout the weekend of October 23rd (6pm - 9pm), October 24th (7am - 10pm), and October 25th (noon - 6pm), 2015.
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, again, 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. If you have the time and want to help a great cause through playing board games, you can also join our team (email jim@greatbigtable for the details).
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. So watch this space!
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Friday, October 23rd, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 24th, 7am to 10pm
Sunday, October 25th, Noon to 6pm
=== Play to Win Program ===
Thanks to the generous donations of game publishers like Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), APE Games, Floodgate Games, North Star Games, R & R Games, Stone Blade Entertainment and members of the Saint Peter's Game Night community (with more being added each week), we are able to offer our third annual "Play to Win Program" as a part of our Extra Life weekend.
What is "Play to Win"?
Play to Win is one of the most fun aspects of our weekend, due to the generosity of our game sponsors, we have a library of some of the best hobby board games for our guests to play and enjoy throughout the game marathon.
Each time a guest plays (or teaches) a game, they earn 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. During the last hour of the event, we give all of these games away to the guests that played and enjoyed them!
Over the past two years, we have given away over 180 games that our guests learned to play and came to love over the course of our board game marathon weekend!
We will also have a list of games that are at the event for those that would like to purchase them from local retailers in the future.
=== 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 24th.
Register your team for the second annual World Series of Clabber championship. Registration requires a $10 donation per player. First and second place finishers will receive a trophy and be added to the permanent World Series of Clabber Champions plaque.
The World Series of Clabber tournament has a 1pm start time on Saturday, October 24th.
=== Silent Auction ==
We will have our third annual silent auction as part of our board game marathon this year. Thanks to generous donations, we will have items ranging from theater tickets, to two admissions to a safari park in Ohio, to admission to local attractions and gift cards. Items are constantly being added, so make sure to visit throughout the weekend and bid on items for a wonderful cause.
=== 4th Annual Community Dinner & Wits and Wagers Game Show ===
Starting around 5pm on October 24th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll get back to you and answer any questions that you may have.