You thought that games were all bad, and gamers were all sloppy, aimless d00ds.
You thought wrong, my friend.
We’re inspired, and on a Mission. A Mission started by Sarcastic Gamers in 2008 in honour of Victoria Enmon (aka Tori) – a young girl who despite her sickness, went on to inspire many with her spirit, determination and love.
Initially, Sarcastic Gamers donated games and other gifts to keep her spirits up whilst she battled 3 rounds of the disease. After she lost her battle, Sarcastic Gamers set up Extra-life, a 24hour video game marathon to raise funds for the Texas Children’s Hospital (which is a part of the Children’s Miracle Network), in honor of her.
Over $300,000 was raised in the first 2 years of Extra-Life which has since partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network which allows donors to pick which hospital from the network that they’d like their funds to go to.
I will be participating with Razer to raise funds for Rady Children’s Hospital, and we’re all so hyped about it, not because we’re excited about having an excuse to play games, but because this is one of the rare times that we can do what we love whilst using it as a means to help sick children and support their families. All too often, gamers are viewed as being self-absorbed in their fantasy world, and this is the second aim of Extra-Life – to show that we do have hearts, and we will rally to worthy causes.
How this works :
I will attempt to play games for 24 hours straight, and I’m looking for a MINIMUM of 4 kinds souls to sponsor me $1 EACH for every hour that I play.
But I’m sure we can all do better for that, after all, it IS for charity, so I’ve set myself a target of $500.
(Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donors will receive an IRS compliant tax receipt.)
Support me HERE
See my Extra-Life page HERE
Read more about Victoria Enmon here: