2018 marks the 30th anniversary of my favourite game system - Sega's Mega Drive! That seems like the perfect reason to focus this year's Extra Life marathon on Sega's 16-bit powerhouse!
You set the schedule
Between now and game day, anyone who donates $50 or more gets to choose a game for me to play during an hour of this year's Extra Life Marathon (while hours are still available). Choose any Genesis or Mega Drive game, and include your request in your donation note!
Hour 1 - Fortnite w/ Holden
Hour 2 - Cheetahmen (thanks Verminous Coot!)
Hour 3 - Cool Spot (thanks Christopher Roddam!)
Hour 4 - Vectorman (thanks Jeff Harris!)
Hour 5 - Streets of Rage 2 (thanks Keenad!)
Hour 6 - Phantasy Star IV (thanks Namevah!)
Hour 7 - Panorama Cotton (thanks Cerabhes!)
Hour 8 - Crusader of Centy (thanks Cambot!)
Hour 9 - Crusader of Centy (thanks Cambot!)
Hour 10 - Crusader of Centy (thanks Cambot!)
Hour 11 - Crusader of Centy (thanks Cambot!)
Hour 12 - Crusader of Centy (thanks Cambot!)
Hour 13 - Crusader of Centy (thanks Cambot!)
Hour 14 - ToeJam & Earl (thanks ScoopJoey!)
Hour 15 - NHL 94 (thanks Eric!)
Hour 16 - Bubba n Stix (thanks Michael Nelson!)
Hour 17 - El Viento (thanks Michael Nelson!)
Hour 18 - Batman Forever/Awesome Possum/Sonic 3D Blast (thanks Adam B!)
Hour 19 - Hit The Ice/WWF Arcade/NBA Jam (thanks Adam B!)
Hour 24 - Pirates of Dark Water (thanks Bob McTague!)
Hour 25 - Demolition Man (thanks Evul!)
Win a PlayStation Classic
The Player One Podcast has generously offered to send one lucky donor a PlayStation Classic system! All you need to do is donate! Every $5 donated earns you another raffle entry! Winner to be drawn at the end of November!
Why I Extra Life
Dear Friends and Family,
This year I am playing to raise money for the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This wonderful hospital serves all of the Atlantic provinces, focusing on maternity and children's care. Speaking as a parent of three small children, the amount of security I feel knowing that this world-class facility is just down the road if we need it is hard to put into words.
I'm playing on behalf of my brother, Brad, who would have turned 38 this year. We lost him to leukemia in 1983, when he was just three years old. Over 30 years later, I see my parents and how they react to the simple mention of his name, and realize that losing a child is something people just never really get over. I want to do what I can to make sure as few people as possible ever have to feel that pain, and making sure the IWK has the funding it needs to operate to its fullest potential is one of the best possible ways to reduce the risk.
My children were all born in the Grace Maternity side of the IWK. With our first, both my wife and daughter were in danger due to complications during delivery. With our son, the amazing staff literally saved his life when he stopped breathing soon after birth. In the subsequent years, all three of our kids have visited the hospital for various maladies (thankfully nothing serious). I can't think of a place more worthy of our support.
This November I'll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG's! I'll be streaming the marathon here, so please come watch! It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.
Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.
I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids. Please make a safe, easy donation online today. Click the "Support This Participant" button on this page to get started. Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!
Fundraising all year
Aside from the official game day and other one-off gaming marathons, I raise funds all year through my twitch channel. You'll find me live at 9:30pm EST every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. It's also worth noting that all revenue earned through my channel is donated to Extra Life.