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Extra Life 2018

Hello Friends!

It is once again that magical time of the year that is EXTRA LIFE! This year will be our 6th year taking part in the fundraising campaign and we once again have a TON of fun activities planned around game day. Before we get into the details of the event though, let’s take a moment to remind you all about what exactly Extra Life is all about.

Extra Life is a yearly gaming marathon that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Players from around the world spend the day playing video games, board games, card games, and …. other games, all in an effort to raise money for their teams on behalf of a local hospital. Since its inception, Extra Life has raised millions of dollars for CMN Hospitals with every single penny going to children and their families. These children are going through some really tough times like cancer treatment, physical therapy due to traumatic injuries, and much more. Team Mega Dads raises money for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St.Paul, MN and we are honored to have raised thousands of dollars for them in the 5 years that we’ve been participating.

So now that you know why you should be donating, let’s tell you about the event itself! This year Extra Life 2018 will be taking place on Saturday, November 3rd. Team Mega Dads will be playing games from 6am until 10pm CST and the entire thing will be streamed live at! We’ll be playing games with the community, goofing off, and raising money for 16 hours straight and we would love it if you could tune in and hang out with us! We also have some special activities planned throughout the day including the first ever Mega Dads Rummage Sale!! (stay tuned for more details)

Also, once again this year those of you who donate to Team Mega Dads will have an opportunity to win one of THREE awesome prize baskets! There will be one basket each for Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox with hundreds of dollars worth of prizes and you will receive one entry per $5 donated to the team. The winning donors will be chosen at random on the evening of gameday.

PlayStation Prize Bundle

  • Need For Speed Payback  - PS4
  • Plants v Zombies Garden Warfare 2 - PS4
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst - PS4
  • NBA LIVE 18 - PS4
  • Digimon World: Next Order – PS4
  • Dragonball Fighter Z – PS4
  • Digimonstory Cybersleuth: Hacker’s Memory – PS4
  • Sword Art Online – PS4
  • New Gundam Breaker – PS4
  • Street Fighter V - PS4
  • Transistor Figurine
  • Ti’zo Plush
  • Supergiant Games Postcard set
  • Kratos Pixel Pal
  • Bastion handkerchief
  • M.Bison & Cammy Pixel Pals
  • Supergiant Games 3 piece pin set
  • Supergiant Games Sticker

Nintendo Prize Bundle

  • NES / Famicom: a visual compendium
  • Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection
  • SNES / Super Famicom: a visual compendium
  • Monster Hunter Generations - 3DS
  • Nintendo Switch Light Up Dock Shield
  • Super Mario/ Luigi  Deluxe Wired Pro Controller
  • Star Deluxe Wired Pro Controller
  • Nintendo DS Pokemon Console Case
  • Bastion handkerchief
  • M.Bison & Cammy Pixel Pals
  • Supergiant Games 3 piece pin set
  • Supergiant Games Sticker

Xbox Prize Bundle

  • 12 Months of Xbox Live Gold
  • 12 Months of Xbox Game Pass
  • UFC 2 - XB1
  • NHL 18 - XB1
  • Madden 18 - XB1
  • Battlefield 1 - XB1
  • Xbox One Royal Purple Wired Controller
  • Dragonball Fighter Z – XB1
  • Dragonball Xenoverse 2 – XB1
  • Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – XB1
  • Ride – XB1
  • Project Cars – XB1
  • WRC 6 – XB1
  • Resident Evil Origins - XB1
  • Ori and the Blind Forest Pin & Tissue pack
  • Super Lucky’s Tale Pin and Stickers
  • Bastion handkerchief
  • M.Bison & Cammy Pixel Pals
  • Supergiant Games 3 piece pin set
  • Supergiant Games Sticker
  • Halo Arbiter Pop Vinyl
  • Forza Motorsports Hot Wheels Car
  • Minecraft Craftables Blind Box

*Contest only available to donors in the continental US*

We’ll be constantly updating our event page with the latest news on our fundraising goal, prizes and activities on game day, so stay tuned to for the latest info!

Extra Life is one of our absolute favorite events of the year, not just because we get to have fun and play games with our awesome friends, but because it gives us a chance to give back to our community and help to make the lives of some amazing children just a little bit easier. Last year we shattered our fundraising record and this year we’re confident that we can do the same again. So we hope that we can count on your support once again this year and we’ll see you on November 3rd!

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