The information below will be updated in the coming weeks and months. However, here are the critical pieces of information for the 2016 event.
__________ Date's and Times __________
Friday, October 21st, 2016, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, 7am to 10pm
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, Noon to 6pm
St Peter's (Highland) UCC Church.
7014 Darmstadt Rd
Monthly Community Game Nights:
If you would like to get to know the community of gamers that makes up a large part of our Extra Life weekend marathon, we highly encourage you to attend the St Peter's Monthly Community Game Nights that are held on the 3rd Friday of every month from 6 - 9pm at the location above. Bring a snack and/or drink to share if you can, but if you can't there is generally plenty on hand.
Much of the planning of events and general ideas for our Extra Life marathons come out of the discussions and comraderie that is part of these game nights. They are a good place to get to know the people that are your potential fund raising team mates and Extra Life weekend participants.
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Jones by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and have a great day!
A cranial reconstruction surgery at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana saved the life of our team captain’s infant daughter over four years ago. After her recovery, Adrienne and Jim Jones 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 four years, the St Peter's Game Night team has been able to raise over $23,600. Last year alone, we raised $10,107, which was more than we had raised during any previous games!e marathon!
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, the Evansville community, and the board game publishers and stores that help sponsor our Play-to-Win program.
This year, we're at it for the fifth year in a row!
Saint Peter's Highland UCC is hosting a board gaming event throughout the weekend of October 21st(6pm - 9pm), October 22nd (7am - 10pm), and October 23rd (noon - 6pm), 2015.
Across those three days, our team members and their Extra Life supporters will play an EPIC 24 (and more - usually up to 30) hours of board games to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana's Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
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 email@example.com for the details).
More details about our 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon Weekend are being added all the time. So watch this space!
__________ Date's and Times __________
Friday, October 21st, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 7am to 10pm
Sunday, October 23rd, Noon to 6pm
=== Play-to-Win Program ===
In previous game marathons, we have been blessed with the generous donations of game publishers like Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), APE Games, Cool Mini or Not, Greater Than Games Games, Floodgate Games, Game Salute, Gen 42 Games, North Star Games, R & R Games, Stone Blade Entertainment and members of the Saint Peter's Game Night community. We are hoping to be able to offer our fourth annual Play-to-Win Program through new donations as a part of our Extra Life weekend game marathon this year.
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 (please support them as a thank you for their generosity), we hope to 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 three years, we have given away over 260 games that our guests learned to play and came to love over the course of our board game marathon weekend! We actually didn't have a Play-to-Win program our first year... we like to think of it as our building year.
When we receive game donations we will post a link to a list of games that will be available at the event so that they are easy to find for those that would like to purchase them from local retailers in the future.
When it is available you can click the button when it appears below to check out our Play-to-Win board game library for this year's game marathon, complete with links to the rules (and sometimes video tutorials) of the games so you can get a head start on learning them (remember, teaching games earns a ticket as well).
Titles should be added soon, so check back often:
=== Fifth 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 22nd.
Register your team for the fifth 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 22nd.
=== Silent Auction ==
We will have our fourth annual silent auction as part of our board game marathon this year. In the past, we have had generous donations of items ranging from theater tickets, to admission to a safari park in Ohio, to admission to local attractions and gift cards. In the past, Items have been constantly added throughout the weekend, so make sure to visit throughout the weekend and bid on items for a wonderful cause.
=== 5th Annual Community Dinner & Wits and Wagers Game Show ===
Starting around 5pm on October 22nd, 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 from its inception and is a lot of fun. Make sure to bring plenty of single dollar bills for the game.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
=== Frequently Asked Questions ===
1. Do I have to join the St Peter's Game Night team in order to participate?
Don't get us wrong. We would LOVE to have your join our Extra Life fund raising team. If you are interested, contact Jim Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team members are amazing people. Some of them have been with us since we started our game marathons five years ago and we're a very tight group. However, we are also a friendly and open group and are always happy to welcome more into the fold. Our team members have accounted for over 60% of the funds that we have directly raised over the past four years! They also help us run the event, learn (and teach) games, and help us to set everything up and tear it all down before and after the marathon. They even help with thank you cards to our wonderful sponsors. They are also our main source of advertising. Word of mouth is very important to us. And, again, we can't stress this enough. We would LOVE for your to join our Extra Life teams (St Peter's Game Night), but we also understand that it might not be possible for everyone.
So, our game marathon, much like the monthly game night that it grew out of, is open to the community as a whole. If you have some spare time at any time during the marathon just drop by St Peter's (Hightland) UCC at 7014 Darmstadt Road in Evansville, IN as our guest and join us to play some fun board games with other members from our community and beyond.
2. Do I have to play games for 24 Hours?
If you are a team member, you are highly encouraged to join us for the full weekend. We've built in at least 24 hours of gaming time to accomodate you (last year some of our players were pushing 30 hours total). However, if it doesn't work out with your schedule, come play with us when you can and make up the rest of your hours on your own time. You can also make up the time during our monthly community game nights on the third Friday of every month from 6 - 9pm. November's community game night is on the 18th.
If you are a guest (ie anyone not directly on our Extra Life fund raising team), just drop in and play throughout the weekend when it is most convenient for you . We have a team of players that is going to be playing the whole weekend. We'd love for them to have people with whom to play games. You're actually helping us out by dropping in and giving us a chance to teach games to and play games with your and your friends and family. And you could win a game out of the deal. Just check out the information about our Play-to-Win program in the section above.
If you have a good time, leave us a donation. It goes to a great cause.
If you'd like to get some extra tickets for more opportunities to take home a game, donate a few more bucks. Again, its for a great cause.
The bottom line is that we'll do our best to make sure that you and your family and friends have a fun time together sitting around a table while playing some great board games for a worthy cause.