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DeKalb, IL Gamers for Extra Life

Extra Life 2021

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Welcome to our Extra Life team fundraising page! Our team is on a mission to help sick and injured kids in our local communities. Each of us has chosen our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital that treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their illness, injury or even their family's ability to pay.

Access the 2021 Charity Auction here: 

https://charityauction.bid/2021ExtraLife-GJJGames


We need your help to reach our goal For The Kids!

Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. To make a safe and easy online donation to a member of our team, click on the "Donate" button at the top of the page.

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts! 

Each November, GJJ Games and other members of The DeKalb Gamers Extra Life Team runs a 24 Hour Game Marathon as well as a week long Charity Auction at There's Fun In Store in DeKalb. These events support the Extra Life organization's efforts to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Our event specifically supports Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.  Please come out to support this wonderful charity event and to play some great games!

Publishers & Industry Professionals: If you'd like to donate games, promos, swag, or anything else for our Charity Auction or Raffle, please contact George Jaros at George@Jaros.com or visit this page to learn more about sponsoring the event.

2021 Event Information

Charity Auction
From: Friday, November 5th - 7pm
To: Friday, November 12th - 10pm
Where: https://charityauction.bid/2021ExtraLife-GJJGames

24 Hour Marathon:
From: Friday, November 5th - 7pm
To: Saturday, November 6th - 7pm
Where: Online Live Stream and In Person at Affinity for Games in DeKalb
Cost: The event is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Of course, feel free to donate more, too. 100% of funds raised go straight to supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!

Events:
In 2020 GJJ Games live streamed 24 hours of gaming! In 2021 I will be streaming for 24 hours again, but this time some of it will include in-person gaming at Affinity for Games in DeKalb!

Live streams will be broken up into 5 Blocks with 1-hour breaks between videos.  When I'm at Affinity for Games, feel free to come out and join me!

Block 1 - 7pm to 11pm @ Affinity for Games
Block 2 - 12am to 4am @ Home
Block 3 - 5am to 9am @ Home
Block 4 - 10am to 1pm @ Home
Block 5 - 2pm to 7pm @ Affinity for Games

Charity Auction Details:
The annual charity auction is a great way to find a new home for some of your old games while also earning some store credit for some new games and helping out a great cause!  You may bring in your old games to There's Fun In Store in DeKalb or Elgin for two weeks before the event.  After the auction is over those that donated games can receive store credit. Between 20% and 100% of the sale price will go to Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!

But the auction isn't just for used games.  A number of awesome sponsors donate games every year to support this cause!  You'll be able to bid on some amazing titles from some amazing publishers and every penny from those sales goes straight to charity!  

Access the 2021 Charity Auction here: 

https://charityauction.bid/2021ExtraLife-GJJGames


We'll have hundreds of games donated by both local gamers and board game community insiders (publishers, media creators, vendors, and more)!  So get ready to clear out your shelves and restock them with some great new titles and some great deals, all while helping out sick kids in need!

The auction will run for one week, starting at 7pm, Friday, November 5 and ending at 10:00pm, Friday, November 12. Times are Central.

If you are providing games, please bring them to There's Fun In Store in DeKalb or Elgin no later than Monday, 11/1. Please use this form if you are submitting games: http://georgejaros.com/files/2021-Charity-Auction-Form.pdf

After the auction is over those that donated games will receive the full sale price in store credit. At least 20% of the sale price will go to Extra Life (the rest covers the cost of the store credit). If you would prefer that 100% of your earnings on a game go to the charity you can do that and not receive the store credit, or you can choose to split the earnings 50/50 with charity.

2021 Sponsors!

Sponsorships for our 2021 event are steadily rolling in! We have received HUNDREDS of games already and have over 70 sponsors for 2021! We've seen some incredible generosity from members of the board game community. 2021 will be the biggest year ever!

Publishers & Industry Professionals: If you'd like to donate games, promos, swag, or anything else for our Charity Auction for 2021, please contact George Jaros at George@Jaros.com or visit this page to learn more about donating to the event.

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Relevant Links:

The GJJ Games Extra Life Blog page: http://georgejaros.com/ExtraLife

The 2021 Charity Auction for Extra Life:
https://charityauction.bid/2021ExtraLife-GJJGames

The 2021 Charity Auction for Extra Life Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/391820638816376/

The GJJ Games Extra Life page: http://extra-life.org/participant/GJJGames

The DeKalb Gamers team page: http://extra-life.org/team/DeKalbGamers

About Extra Life: https://www.extra-life.org

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