Welcome to the beginning of Extra Life 2017! We’ve got less than one month until Game Day, so it’s time to start spreading the news!
HEY, WHAT IS EXTRA LIFE?
Extra Life is an annual charity event that benefits children’s hospitals around the country. If you think about it, you probably know someone who has benefited from a children’s hospital – one of your family members, maybe a friend, maybe a coworker. When you join Extra Life, you choose a children’s hospital to raise money for – our hospital of choice is, of course, Boston Children’s, since it’s our local one. Many of us here at YeahDude know people personally who have been to Boston Children’s as kids. Some of us have kids who have needed their services before. Boston Children’s Hospital is incredibly personal to us, and it is that reason and many others why we’ve chosen
We raise money for Boston Children’s every single year during Extra Life. Last year, during Extra Life 2016, we raised $730. Every dime of that went directly to the hospital for the things they need donations for, whether it’s patient care, research, or one of the many dozens of other things they need donations for.
WOW, THAT SOUNDS PRETTY COOL.
Yeah, it is cool! That’s why we raise money with Extra Life for Boston Children’s Hospital. Because it’s personal to us. Because kids need it. Because it’s a great hospital. Because, at the end of the day, it made us feel amazing that we did that for these kids. And, as a bonus, your donation is tax deductible, if you care about that sort of thing.
BUT WAIT, I’M REALLY BAD AT VIDEO GAMES.
That’s totally fine! Some of us aren’t that great, either. It doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. We can even make a game out of being bad – sometimes, that’s more entertaining than being really, really good at them. Or, maybe you prefer tabletop gaming – that’s cool too. Maybe you’re into Monopoly? We dig that, too! It doesn’t matter what kind of game you want to play, they’re all good choices when it comes to raising money for sick children.
OKAY, NEAT. SO HOW DO I GET IN ON THIS?
You can use the links in this post to navigate to our team’s page. There, you can donate and even join our team! Anyone is welcome to join the team and become one of us – you don’t even have to be local. Just join the team and play games on November 4th and 5th, share our team page with your family and friends and urge them to donate and share as well. This campaign is only a success when we turn it into one.
WAIT, WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING? I GOTTA PUT IT IN MY CALENDAR.
Game day is Saturday, November 4th through Sunday, November 5th. We at YeahDude will be running two 12-hour sessions:
This is the most efficient way for us to spend 24 hours gaming for charity and still be at our best without dying or being fueled exclusively by coffee.
Keep an eye on our Charity tab on our website, and game on.