Donations stay local to fund critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.
It’s easy to make an online donation to a member of our team! Just follow these few steps:
1Select the player you want to support
2Click the Donate button on their pageCHOOSE TEAM MEMBER
To DONATE to a St Peter's Game Night sponsored player, click the ROSTER link above, then click on the player that you'd like to sponsor. If you can't decide, you can choose St. Peter's Church Community.
A cranial reconstruction surgery at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana saved the life of our team captain’s infant daughter over eight years ago. After her recovery, Adrienne and Jim Jones decided to host an Extra Life board gaming marathon with their community game night to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Over the last seven years, the St Peter's Game Night team has been able to raise over $55,500. In 2018, alone, we were able raise just over $11,700!
As all of our team members have designated Indiana's Riley Hospital for Children to receive their funds. and because of generous donations and underwriting from our friends and our community, all of the money that we raise at each game marathon goes directly to Riley.
This work couldn't happen without you, our incredible team members, our friends and families, and the awesome support of St Peter's, the Evansville community, and the board game publishers and stores that help sponsor our Play-to-Win program.
This year, we're at it for the eighth year in a row!
Saint Peter's Highland UCC is hosting a board gaming event throughout the weekend of October 25th (6pm - 9pm), October 26th (7am - 10pm), and October 27th (noon - 6pm), 2019.
Across those three days, our team members and their Extra Life supporters will play an EPIC 24 (and more - some play up to 30) hours of board games to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana's Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
If you are a member of the tri-state community, we encourage you to come on over and play games to help raise money to heal sick and injured kids and provide hope and healing for their families.
If you live anywhere in Indiana and want to come and have a great time playing board games and making lifelong friends, all in support of the great work of Riley Hospital, then JOIN OUR TEAM!!! Become a sponsored player and raise money (like a walk-a-thon or dance-a-thon) and then spend as much of the weekend with us playing games in support of healing sick and injured kids as you can. (email [email protected] for the details).
More details about our 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon Weekend are being added all the time. So watch this space!
Friday, October 25th, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 26th, 7am to 10pm
Sunday, October 27th, Noon to 6pm
We have been blessed with the generous donations of game publishers of some of the best game in the hobby gaming industry as well as from members of the Saint Peter's Game Night community. We are offering our Seventh Annual Play-to-Win Program as a part of our Extra Life weekend game marathon this year.
Play-to-Win is one of the most fun aspects of our weekend. Due to the generosity of our game sponsors (please support them as a thank you for their generosity), we have a library of some of the best hobby board games for our guests to play and enjoy throughout the game marathon.
Each time a guest plays (or teaches) a game, they earn a ticket to a lucky draw drawing for that game at the end of the event (maximum of one ticket per game play). There will also be opportunities for more tickets for any game by making additional donations to Riley that weekend. During the last couple hours (or so... it takes a LONG time) of the event, we give all of these games away to the guests that played and enjoyed them! You do not need to be present to win.
Over the past seven years, we have given away over 600 games that our guests learned to play and came to love over the course of the game marathon! We actually didn't have a Play-to-Win program our first year... we like to think of it as our building year.
As we receive game donations, we update the list of games that will be available at the event so that they are easy to find for those that would like to purchase them from local retailers in the future.
When we start adding to our Play-to-Win Library, we will create a button link to the full list below. You will be able to click the button and check out our Play-to-Win board game library for this year's board game marathon. This list will be complete with links to the rules and video tutorials, when available, of the games so you can get a head start on learning them.
Titles are being added, so check back often:
We will have our seventh annual silent auction as part of our board game marathon this year. In the past, we have had generous donations of items ranging from theater tickets, to admission to a safari park in Ohio, to admission to local attractions and gift cards. Items may be added throughout the weekend, so make sure to visit throughout the marathon and bid on items for a wonderful cause.
The Saint Peter's 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon has a long tradition of running tournaments "for fun" and "bragging rights." We've been running our Wits and Wagers Dinner and The World Series of Clabber for seven years and we've had other tournaments such as ones for Boom Boom Balloon and Happy Salmon sprinkled throughout.
Read below for this year's tournament options. play for "bragging rights," token prizes, and to help Riley kids and their families:
Registration: Anytime before 7pm, Friday
Entry Fee: $5 donation per player
Start Time: 7:30pm, Friday
Two players compete in trying to poke blunt skewers into a balloon without popping it (determined by the roll of a die). The first one to pop it loses. It's that simple. The players that win advance to the next round until there is only one left. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE... Boom Boom Balloon Champion of 2019!
Registration: Any time before 9:30am, Saturday
Entry Fee: $5 donation per player
Start Time: 10am Saturday
Mexican Train is a popular way to play with a double-twelve set of dominoes. It has aspects similar to chickenfoot and other ways to play dominoes. If you are a dominoes player, here is your chance to get "bragging rights" for being a tournament champion.
Registration: Any time before 1:30pm, Saturday
Entry Fee: $5 donation per player
Start Time: 2pm Saturday
Crokinole is a disk flicking dexterity game that originates from Canada. It shares some characteristics with games like carrom, classic marbles, and shuffleboard. No experience is necessary to play as an overview of scoring and play can be given in a few minutes. Crokinole is gaining popularity outside of Canada. Here's your chance to be a local champion!
=== 8TH aNNUAL cOMMUNITY Dinner & Wits and Wagers Game Show ===
Registration: There is no registration for this event. Everyone present at the dinner on Saturday night will be invited to play with people at their table as part of their team.
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for this game. It is meant for fun and to bring our community together. If you have a good time, enjoyed the meal and fellowship with each other, and would like to donate money to Riley afterwards, buckets will be available throughout the event for you to do so
Start Time: We will be starting around 5pm on Saturday, October 26th. We'll play as we are eating and it will continue afterwards.
The Extra Life Wits and Wagers dinner is a long standing tradition as part of our board game marathon for Riley. Each year, we share a a free light meal together as a community (usually various soups and/or chili and sandwiches) followed by playing an enlarged version of the popular trivia game, Wits and Wagers, with everyone in attendance. This has been one of the highlights of each weekend from its inception and is a lot of fun.
Registration: Any time before 8pm, Saturday
Entry Fee: $5 donation per player
Start Time: 8:30pm Saturday
Happy Salmon is a frenetic real-time card game that bears some similarities to classic card games like Pit. The object of the game is to get rid of all the cards in your hand. You do that by by giving lots of high fives, fist bumps, and "happy salmons". Happy Salmon does not require any prior experience as the rules and game play can be explained in a few minutes. We will play both the loud and silent versions of the game.
Registration: Any time before 12:30pm, Sunday
Entry Fee: $10 donation per player, must register as 2-player teams
Start Time: 1pm Sunday
Clabber is a card game that was invented in and is hyper-local to Evansville. You could say that Clabber is Evansville's game. Here's your chance to be Evansville's champion!
The 7th World Series of Clabber will be held Sunday afternoon, October 27th.
Register your team for the seventh annual World Series of Clabber championship. Registration requires a $10 donation per player. The winning be added to the permanent World Series of ClabClabber team will be added to the World Series of Clabber Champions plaque that is maintained at Saint Peters Highland UCC.
The World Series of Clabber tournament team registration will be between noon & 12:30 pm start time on Sunday October, 27th.
Registration: Any time before 1:30pm, Sunday
Entry Fee: $5 donation per player, must register as 2-player teams
Start Time: 2pm Sunday
Bonk is a team game of trying to use metal ball bearings to push a wooden ball into an opposing team's goal who are trying to do the same thing to you. There are no turns. Everyone says "1! 2! 3! Bonk!", high fives their teammate and the player across the board and then the metal bearings start flying. No experience with Bonk is required to play. The rules of play will be explained before the beginning of each match. YOU can be the 2019 Evansville Bonk Champion!
=== For more information ===
Contact [email protected].
St. Peter's (Highland) UCC - 7014 Darmstadt Road, Evansville, IN - (812) 909-4391
If you are interested in joining this year's Saint Peter's Extra Life fundraising team, please drop our Captain, Jim Jones, a line at [email protected] and he'll get back to you and answer any questions that you may have.
Don't get us wrong. We would LOVE to have your join our Extra Life fund raising team. If you are interested, contact Jim Jones at [email protected].
Our team members are amazing people. Some of them have been with us since we started our game marathons seven years ago and we're a very tight group. However, we are also a friendly and open group and are always happy to welcome more into the fold. Our team members have accounted for over 60% of the funds that we have directly raised over the past seven years! They also help us run the event, learn (and teach) games, and help us to set everything up and tear it all down before and after the marathon. They even help with thank you cards to our wonderful sponsors. They are also our main source of advertising. Word of mouth is very important to us. And, again, we can't stress this enough. We would LOVE for your to join our Extra Life team (St Peter's Game Night), but we also understand that it might not be possible for everyone.
So, our game marathon, much like the monthly game night that it grew out of, is open to the community as a whole. If you have some spare time at any time during the marathon just drop by St Peter's (Hightland) UCC at 7014 Darmstadt Road in Evansville, IN as our guest and join us to play some fun board games with other members from our community and beyond.
If you are a team member, you are highly encouraged to join us for the full weekend. We've built in at least 24 hours of gaming time to accommodate you (last year some of our players were pushing 30 hours total). However, if it doesn't work out with your schedule, come play with us when you can and make up the rest of your hours on your own time. You can also make up the time during our monthly community game nights on the third Friday of every month from 6 - 9pm. November's community game night is on the 18th. .
If you are a guest (i.e. anyone not directly on our Extra Life fund raising team), just drop in and play throughout the weekend when it is most convenient for you . We have a team of players that is going to be playing the whole weekend. We'd love for them to have people with whom to play games. You're actually helping us out by dropping in and giving us a chance to teach games to and play games with your and your friends and family. And you could win a game out of the deal. Just check out the information about our Play-to-Win program in the section above.
If you have a good time, leave us a donation. It goes to a great cause.
If you'd like to get some extra tickets for more opportunities to take home a game, donate a few more bucks. Again, its for a great cause.
The bottom line is that we'll do our best to make sure that you and your family and friends have a fun time together sitting around a table while playing some great board games for a worthy cause.
The Saint Peter's Game Night community, the group that helped found this 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon, has grown and thrived because it welcomes all people regardless of background or identity and works together to build each other up through fairness, fun, compassion, and empathy. It welcomes all people who want to do the same.
To that end, all attendees of the Saint Peter's 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon are expected to work together to try and ensure that everyone in attendance is having fun, to treat everyone as you would like to be treated, and create a safe environment for everyone in attendance to enjoy themselves while supporting a great cause.
Specifically, the Saint Peter's 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon is an event for everyone to enjoy free of harassment. The board game marathon is open to all attendees, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religious affiliation or non-affiliation, disability, physical appearance, body size, or other identifying factor.
Behaviors and actions that will not be tolerated at the Saint Peter's 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon include:
* Offensive written or verbal comments related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religious affiliation or non-affiliation, disability, physical appearance, body size, or other identifying factor.
* Deliberate intimidation
* Harassing photography or recording
* Inappropriate and unwanted physical contact
* Persistent disruption of games or other activities at the event
* Intentional damage to or vandalism of items or property at the event
Participants asked to stop any of these behaviors are expected to comply immediately. Arguing about the situation or trying to convince anyone that the behavior was not a problem will not help anything. Just stop.
If an attendee engages in behaviors or actions that have been identified as inappropriate, the game marathon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate to the situation, including warning the offender or expulsion from the St Peter's 24 Hour Extra Life Game Marathon with no refund.
If you are being subjected to inappropriate behavior, notice that someone else is being subjected to inappropriate behavior, or have any other concerns, please contact a Saint Peter's 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon team member immediately (identified by their laminated lanyard name tags) and they can help you contact a marathon organizer who can address your concerns.