Rick Spies

Team Captain Team Savannah Extra Life 2018


While still waiting for the update from 2017, Extra Life broke our $10 million goal well before the December 31st deadline.  I broke my personal goal of $5,000, back up from 2016's finish, and for the first time ever, Team Savannah broke $10,000 for the first time as well thanks to a few last minute donations!

This year we're aiming for a repeat.  This year we're starting early.

In a stunning stroke of luck, on a shopping trip today I stumbled across an SNES Classic.  I myself don't need it, so it will be the first donation incentive of the year.  If your donation comes in before I hit my first $1,000 raised, you will be part of the random drawing to win it.  Donation amount doesn't matter (pay the processing fees ya bums).  Obviously the more donors it takes to get to $1,000, the lower the chances however.

We're saving kids here. At a time when the nation's healthcare situation is in the hot seat, when people are worrying about how they'll pay their medical bills, as always Children's Hospital Colorado ensures that parents of sick and injured kids in Colorado and Wyoming have an option to ensure life-saving treatments for their children whether or not they can afford to pay. These kids deserve the chance to live, the chance to fight for their lives with the best possible care, and Children's makes sure that happens. But they need our help to do it.

Over the years I've raised donations as small as $1 and donations as large as $1,337 (a surprising number of these, actually, from all over). Can you spare a dollar, knowing that it will directly help save the life or a child (and might result in an SNES Classic in your mailbox)?


About Extra Life

Extra Life is a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids.



Donations stay local to fund critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

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