Every year the people at Extra Life have a massive drive for donations that benefit hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. With most donation drives there is always something that sets their’s apart and Extra Life is in a class of its own. Extra Life is a marathon of sorts where participants request sponsorship for the distance that they go. The difference here is that there is no running involved, instead participants will play video games for 25 straight hours.
I’ll be the first to admit that this idea seems like an excuse for a bunch of people to waste a day playing video games. While that is a side benefit, the real reason it’s being done is for the children of these hospitals. Thanks to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals every cent of your donation goes directly to the hospital that the participant is playing for. It is my pleasure to say that I will be participating this year and playing for Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Last year I raised $160 thanks to friends and family and all of it went directly to Primary Children’s. This year I am teaming up with two others and our team goal is to reach a combined $500. We will be streaming every second of our 25 hour journey together on November 2, 2013. What I ask now is that you please sponsor me or a member of my team. From now until the end of the event I will have the chart tracking the progress to my personal goal to the right of every page on my blog. You can donate as much or as little as you would like. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes directly to the hospital.
I hope that all of you see this as a perfect opportunity to give to a great hospital and benefit some children’s lives. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and even more for your donations. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with me.
– Eric Saupe