Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals — a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for local CMN hospitals. (Learn more)
This year, Atari Party organizer Bill Kendrick created an "Atari Party" team at Extra Life, so we could participate as well — and so you can help us raise money for the hospitals. (Special thanks to Michelle Thompson at the UC Davis Children's Hospital in Sacramento, for encouraging and helping us to get signed up.)
Through Extra Life, each of us has chosen our local CMN hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents, to name just a few.
Would you like to participate in a fundraising marathon playing Atari (or other) games? Please consider joining the Atari Party team.
Game Day 2016 is November 5th, but don't let a commitment on the official Game Day stop you from joining. You can put in your game time whenever it works for you. Also, keep in mind that you don't have to participate for 24 hours straight! Extra Lifers are heroes but they're still human.
Once you're signed up, ask your family and friends to donate to your fundraising and recruit others to join the team!
Send your friends here, or directly to Atari Party's Extra Life team page: extra-life.org/team/atariparty, where they can donate, or join the team!