Last year on a whim I joined Extra Life and held an all day game party at my local game store to celebrate the joy of gaming together and to help sick kids. I figured I'd be lucky if I managed to break $100. Instead all sorts of people came to our event and together we raised over $800! Needless to say I was blown away by the kindness and generosity of my fellow gamers. It made me realize that we have the power to come together and do some pretty amazing things.
So now I want to do more.
This year I am once again partnering with my friends at Sunken Treasures Games in Richland to hold monthly game parties where you and your friends can come hang out, play classic games and participate in tournaments. All to help raise money for the Seattle Children's Hospital.
Our first game party is scheduled for Saturday, January 21st, so be sure to mark your calender and come down and play!
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.