UPDATE: I’ve created a dedicated page for my Extra Life 2014 fundraising efforts over here. Go there to find out what perks donors are eligible for & how to take part in my “Early Bird” prize draw!
This year, I will be joining the Team Tomb Raider Community and the hundreds of other gamers who have signed up to take part in Extra Life 2014, the largest charitable fundraising event in the gaming world!
I wrote a short piece about Extra Life last year but for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a 24-hour game marathon held in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America and is a fantastic way for gamers to raise money for sick kids and their families by doing what they love best: playing video games.
Last year, the Team Tomb Raider Community raised a whopping $2,809 for charity and, with your help, we hope to top that figure this year. I haven’t decided yet whether I will stream my gaming online (this depends on time and technical restrictions) but I plan to spend the weekend playing a variety of games, ranging from the “classic” Tomb Raider games to the less taxing puzzle games on Facebook, and will live-blog/tweet about my (mis)adventures as they happen.
This year’s event will be held on the weekend of 25th October 2014, though participants also have the option of dividing the 24 hours between two or more days or choosing a day that suits them. People can, however, donate money at any time in the lead-up to Extra Life 2014 so if you have a few dollars/pounds/euros to spare and would like to do your part to help sick kids and their families in their time of need, you can make your donation online via my fundraising page.
All donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds will go straight to the hospital of my choice, the Children’s National Medical Centre in Washington, DC. Every little helps, so please consider sharing this link with your friends, family, and followers.
And if you’d like to learn more about Extra Life, please visit their website or follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter. Thanks so much for reading this and for showing your support. Let’s do this for the kids!