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Extra Life 2017

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FOR THOSE BIG BEAUTIFUL KIDS

Welcome to Team Kinda Funny!  This is Kinda Funny’s third year participating in Extra Life as a company, but more importantly, as a community of best friends.

 

On January 5, 2015 - 4 guys; Greg Miller, Colin Moriarty, Tim Gettys, and Nick Scarpino, decided to take a giant leap, quit their jobs at IGN, and go full-time with an idea, Kinda Funny. Where 4 guys sit around a table, and talk about anything and everything. They deemed their followers, “best friends”, and worked hard to create a community of people who respected one another, and spoke to each other with that same respect in mind.  Eric Thompson, a best friend, went out of his way to create Team Kinda Funny for Extra Life and get the ball rolling, and now here we are, 3 years later. We are here to continue his legacy, and make him proud!

 

Extra Life 2015 was the first year for Team Kinda Funny.  With a modest team goal of $25,000, we managed to go above and beyond our first year’s goal by raising over $50,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Year 2 for Team Kinda Funny, we continued to go even farther, passing our goal of $50,000 and raising over $80,000 for Extra Life 2016.  In 2015, we finished in the Top 10 of teams, and 2016 we finished in the Top 5.  However, in the end, this isn’t about us. We plan on getting even farther this year!

 

Every day, we hear your stories about how video games better your life; how they help you cope with stress and give you a place to escape the world around you.  Some of you have shared how video games have helped you through tough times, including times of serious illness.  We know how important gaming is to you, and we’re a part of Extra Life because it’s an opportunity for us, as a gaming community, and as a community of best friends, to make a real change in the lives of sick children.  Participating in Extra Life means raising money to support the work of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals all over North America, and even Canada.  This means helping to bring a higher level of wellness to children (and their families) who are struggling to overcome illness.  Every dollar we raise will go the CMN Hospitals to help these kids get the best medical treatment available.  Extra Life is our way to say “Thank You!” to the doctors, nurses, technicians and medical staff in these hospitals that are saving lives every single day while Kinda Funny gets to continue this dream of creating content for you.

 

This year, we currently have a goal of $85,000 which we are confident we'll hit with fundraising throughout the year.  Currently in the works are bi-weekly fundraising streams between the two captains, Lauren Wilson and Fiona MacKinnon, fundraising during Community Game Nights, gaming tournaments, and the return of our Extra Life T-Shirt Contest.  We’re excited to see what 2017 has in store for Team Kinda Funny.

 

Have questions/concerns/ideas?  Feel free to contact us over at Twitter:

Lauren Wilson - @BeeslyTweets

Fiona MacKinnon - @Zuraniix

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