Hello Friends and Family,
Way back in 2009, I found a website. It wasn’t just a website, it was an event. The page hosted a culture, an excitement and a need that I was drawn to. In 2009 I found the Mario Marathon. Mario Marathon plays to benefit Child’s Play Charity. This idea set me off and got me excited for something other than just sitting and playing games.
I’ve been tied to Children’s Miracle Network for a long time through Phi Kappa Theta and I figured that there had to be a way I could do the same thing as Mario Marathon for CMN. And that is when I discovered ExtraLife.
So in 2010 and 2011, I wanted to participate. Unfortunately, I had no idea what I was doing, how I was supposed to raise money or really even how video games were tied to a charity. By the time 2012 rolled around, I was ready. I moved to Kansas City where I met up with a few members of Archetype Gaming. That year I raised $12 for CMN. I loved that feeling. I contributed. I helped. Then in 2013 I made a goal of $100 and raised $230. And in 2014 I set my goal high and raised $321! Between 2015 and 2016 I raised another $300. This year I have set my goal at $500.
Just like last year, LeagueKC will be participating in ExtraLife and I'm the captain! Last year we were able to raise $661 as a team! I've set our team goal at $1000 but I'm excited to raise it when we smash that goal!
There are many ways to become more educated, participate, donate and get involved. If you need any more information, please let me know and I would be happy to help out!