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DeKalb, IL Gamers for Extra Life

Extra Life 2020

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This is the crew at the halfway point of the 2019 24 hour marathon (at 7am)!Hey there!

Welcome to our Extra Life team fundraising page! Our team is on a mission to help sick and injured kids in our local communities. Each of us has chosen our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital that treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their illness, injury or even their family's ability to pay.

We need your help to reach our goal For The Kids!

Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. To make a safe and easy online donation to a member of our team, click on the "Donate" button at the top of the page.

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts! 

24 Hour Game Marathon

Once again we will be running a 24 hour game marathon at The Gaming Goose (formerly The Gaming Goat) in DeKalb.  Please come out to support this wonderful charity event and to play some great games!

2020 Details Will Be Available This Fall

From: TBD
Where: The Gaming Goose, 229 Lincoln, DeKalb, IL 60115

Cost: The event is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.  Of course, feel free to donate more, too.  100% of funds raised go straight to supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!

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Events: (more to come)

  • Poker Tournament - Split the pot with the charity!
  • Charity Auction - Auction off your old games.  You'll earn the full amount of your game's earning in The Gaming Goose store credit and proceeds will go to Extra Life!  
  • 24 Hour Incentives - Incentives for anyone who lasts a full 24 hours!
  • Raffle - We will have prizes and gift certificates to raffle off.  All proceeds go to Extra Life!
  • Game Demos - Come learn some awesome new games!
  • Kickstarter & Prototype Previews - Come take a look at some games before you can buy them!
  • And More!  If you have an event that you'd like to run, please contact George at [email protected]

Charity Auction:
The Charity Auction will run for a full week, dates TBD.

Game Demos & Events:
Tentative Game Demo & Event Schedule (times subject to change):
Scheduled game demos will have a suggested donation of $1 per player, unless otherwise specified.

2019 Event Schedule:

  • 7pm - Event Kickoff - Charity Auction Opens
  • 8pm - Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale
  • 9pm - Legacies Kickstarter Preview
  • 11pm - Arkham Horror
  • 12am - Lockup: A Roll Player Tale
  • 10am - Twilight Imperium 4
  • 11am - Food Chain Magnate
  • 1pm - Nineveh Cards
  • 2pm - D&D One-Shot Adventure
  • 4pm - 6pm - Kickstarter Previews & Prototype Demos by George Jaros
  • 7pm - Event End, but keep gaming if you like!
  • 10:30pm Saturday - Charity Poker Tournament by The Gaming Goat

Also: Live Twitch streaming from Cardboard On Tap all night long!

More Details:
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2019 Sponsors:

Local Sponsors:

More to come!