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Extra Life 2017

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Grade A is Ottawa's premier provider of managed IT, development and digital marketing services. We are a tight knit crew of passionate nerds who love working together and sharing our nerdy interests. But even more than that, we love helping out our community.

Extra Life is a 24 hour marathon where players from around the world play games of all types for a full day straight to raise money for their local Children's Miracle Network hospital, which in our case is the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Last year, we created a team and held a live streamed, 25 hour LAN party in our boardroom. We set a fundraising goal of $2,000 for ourselves, which we thought was a lofty target. Thanks to the incredible passion of our staff and a bunch of amazing contributors, we smashed that goal, more than doubling it to over $4,500!


On November 4th, 2017, we will once again be holding a 25 hour LAN party in our corporate boardroom and playing for CHEO! We're going to have more people than last year and a bigger goal as well! And we need your help to get there!

You can donate to anyone on our team to contribute to our team total. Donations are accepted right through this web site via credit card or PayPal (in US funds so be mindful of that.) All of the money goes directly to CHEO and you'll receive a tax receipt for your donation early in the new year. No amount is too small or too large.

Whether or not you can contribute, you can watch the whole event live on Parallax Abstraction's Mixer channel, starting at 10am Eastern on game day. Hang out, chat with us and spread word on your social networks of choice!

If you live in Ottawa or know anyone who does, you know what an incredible institution CHEO is and the incredible good it does every day for children in our community. It's an honour and a privilege to take our hobby and passion and use it to benefit such a great cause. We hope you can help us smash past last year's goal and make Grade A's second year as a team even better!

To learn more about Extra Life and the good it does, scroll down a bit more. Thank you for your interest and donations! See you on November 4th! Game on!

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 $30 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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