Community Events Across the U.S. and Canada are Supporting Extra Life in April 2024.


Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Throughout the month of April, we celebrate #ExtraLifeTabletop, with the biggest celebration taking place during the annual Tabletop Weekend, April 12-14, 2024. With National Board Game Day happening on April 11th, we're asking local game stores to join the Extra Life communities' efforts to raise money for local member children's hospitals. Between tabletop tournaments (like Lorcana, Pokemon TCG, One Piece, MTG Commander, etc.) or demo/free-play, help Extra Life by donating a tournament or admission fees to your local member hospital via Extra Life.

It's easy! Once you register, send a link to your store's Extra Life page or create a QR code that goes to the 'donate' section of your page. You'll be able to see who donates and how much. Make sure your store's goal is set to a realistic number so that customers can help you reach that goal throughout the event period (you'll be able to adjust that number later to continue fundraising until the end of the year).


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Supporting Extra Life - Tabletop Edition

Whether it's with regulars or the community at large, you can organize a game night (or convert your established game nights) to an Extra Life fundraising event in April. The important thing is to set the expectation that this game night is special because you'll be raising funds for kids in your community through Extra Life. Already have a monthly tournament for Magic, Pokemon, One Piece, Lorcana, or another game? Convert that monthly tournament to yield donations for Extra Life in April!

Here are some ways that you can maximize your fundraising totals: 

  1. Entry Fee/Cover Charge: Ask for an entry fee to play one day. You can set up multiple game stations or provide a variety of games to cater to different interests.
  2. Tournament Style: Convert your existing weekly or monthly tournament to support Extra Life in April. Offer additional prizes for winners and runners-up to attract more participants. Extra Life community members may visit your store as a result of this tournament.
  3. Silent Auction: Ask other local businesses to donate items for a silent auction. Everyone can place their bids throughout the night and the winner donates to the team in order to receive their prize. Be sure to send thank you notes and promote the businesses that donate items. Tag them on social media.
  4. Ask Community Members to Register: Whether it's a QR code to register for a team you created, a jar for donations, or information about Extra Life, using your store to support Extra Life's mission of Changing Kids' Health to Change the Future is impactful. Join our Discord to learn more, get ideas, or talk to community members!


Get Your Larger Network Involved!

The month of April and Tabletop Weekend is a great time to get your company involved with Extra Life. What makes Extra Life different than other charities/non-profits? Funds stay local & benefit pediatric patients at 170 member hospitals of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2008, Extra Lifers have raised more than $100 million for member hospitals. For several years, Extra Life has been one of the top 30 peer-to-peer fundraising programs in the U.S. Extra Life is a movement, formed by gamers bonded by their passion and commitment to change kids' health to change the future. 

Ready to sign up? Go to and register as a team!
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