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The crew at the halfway point (7am on Saturday) in the 2019 marathon!

This November, I'll be playing games for 24 hours to raise funds for sick kids at my local children's hospital!

I will be playing games at The Gaming Goose (previously The Gaming Goat) in DeKalb, IL for 24 hours!  Date is TBD still.  Come join me if you like! 

Events will included:

  • Poker Tournament
  • Game Demos
  • Kickstarter & Prototype Previews
  • Raffles
  • Charity Auction
  • Bonus Prizes
  • More!

I'll be running game demos, Kickstarter previews, posting photos all night, and maybe streaming a bit of video, too.  We'll also be raffling off several prizes, hosting a Charity Auction, and more!  All proceeds will be going to support Extra Life!  

Our 2019 events raised over $3000!  We're hoping for even more success in 2020!

To learn more about the event, see our team page at:

If you would like to help out, please donate to help support Extra Life.  Publishers interested in sponsoring this event can contact me.  Or start your own page and join me in raising funds for a great cause.  You can join the DeKalb Gamers team:


Here's how it works

  • Extra Life is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • On Game Day, I will join the thousands of gamers and dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU!

  • 100% of the donations go to my local hospital. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids!

Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation.