Engaged Family Gaming is on a mission to show that gamers have a social conscience and sense of community. We want to show the world that Gamers Give Back, and we want you to be a part of it!
Each year Extra-Life raises funds for the Children’s Miracle Network through a massive network of gaming marathons. This year WE will be joining the ranks of thousands of gamers who work hard to help raise funds for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
These hospitals provide care to children for some pretty horrific illnesses like cancer and cystic fibrosis. They also help treat children for serious injuries. Even more importantly, they do all of this regardless of whether or not their parents can pay for the services. They cannot, however, perform these miracles alone. They need our help.
On November 2nd, 2013, I’ll be participating in this huge worldwide fundraiser. My chosen hospital is Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT. It’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support my efforts with an hourly pledge or one-time gift to help them.
Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.
Last year, Extra Life raised more than 2 million dollars to save kids. But in 2013, the goals, just like the needs of the kids they serve, are much higher.
So, how is it going to work?
It’s simple. On November 2nd, 2013 I (and hopefully a team of friends) will be spending the entire day playing games of all kinds. We will be playing board games, video games, tabletop RPG’s and even childhood favorite outdoor games. When we take into account the fact that we “fall back” that day, my team and I will be playing games for a total of 25 hours. (I don’t know whether to be excited or terrified).
How exactly does playing games raise money?
Playing games for 25 hours is a challenge. It is an almost insurmountable challenge. So marathoners are all collecting sponsors to help inspire them to keep going. That is where you come in. You can either join my team and raise funds alongside me, you can pledge to support me, or pledge to support another team member. Making a TAX FREE donation online is safe and easy! You do it by clicking the “Support Me” button on this page. You can pledge a dollar amount of your choice. You can make a lump sum donation, or you could donate a smaller amount and repeat it over however many months you choose.
I want to join your team! How do I do that?
I’d love to have people play alongside me! If you would like to join our team and help us raise funds, then head on over to this page and click “Join this Team.” Make sure to leave a comment here and let everyone know that you have joined the cause!
So it’s all just that easy? You play some games and people donate to charity?
Well… Yes. That is generally how it works. But we don’t do anything the easy way here. Team EFG has been challenged! The good people over at GoodGamesWriting.com have challenged us to a fundraising duel. The loser of which has to followup THIS fundraiser with another one where we have to play games chosen by the winner. (Yikes!)
I’m on a mission to save kids and I need your help. Thank you in advance for your donation and for caring for our kids!
Stephen and the entire Engaged Family Gaming team