This Saturday, October 20, has been deemed by the Extra Life Foundation as a day for gamers everywhere to participate in a charity event. On this day, gamers can take a pledge to stream games and have friends and family sponsor their efforts. This event is backed by big names such as G4. I have noticed that many of my friends and awesome gamers that I follow have decided to take part in this event.
For those who are unfamiliar with Extra Life, they are an organization founded by gamers with a mission to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It is a tremendous cause and I applaud the many gamers who have put effort into raising money for this foundation.The organization was founded only a few years ago, but it is greatly rising in popularity.
More information on Extra Life's event can be found here.
I fully support all of my friends who have decided to take part in this charitable cause. To honor them, I have decided to compile a list of my friends who are taking part in Extra Life 2012 this weekend. Please take a look at each of their efforts and consider supporting their cause!
Frag Dolls - October 19 & October 23Donation Page
The Frag Dolls will be hosting two 12 hour Livestream events for Extra Life. The first half on Friday, and they will be playing several different games such as ShootMania and hosting special guests on their stream. In addition, the Frag Dolls be holding giveaways with awesome prizes to those who donate. Tune into their stream at 11 a.m. EST and donate to their cause.
You can also RSVP to their Facebook event!
TakeoRey - October 20Donation Page
My friend Allen has been a huge supporter of Extra Life for years. This Saturday, he will be at the Microsoft Store in his area for a 24 hour livestream event to raise money.
The goal he is looking to reach is for each person to donate $1 for each hour of his marathon. That is $24 for each person who sponsors him.
Allen is a member of the Extra Life Houston street team. Check out their Facebook page to read up on their cause and support him.
Dave Blank - October 20Donation Page
My friend Dave from 2K Games will be holding a 24 hour gaming marathon with a variety of different games. During his stream, he will also be auctioning amazing games and collectibles including rare Borderlands 2 merchandise.
To read further about his cause, visit his blog to see what he will be auctioning during his stream.
Ms. Vixen - October 19Donation Page
As part of Team V Gaming, Lanai will be playing Modern Warfare 3 for 24 hours on her stream starting at 11 a.m. EST. With a 4.2+ K/D, you will want to watch this girl rock MW3. She will also be giving away prizes on her stream.
V Rex - October 20Donation Page
Vanessa will be hosting a 24 hour gaming marathon and playing a variety of games such as Battlefield 3, Halo: Reach, and Minecraft. She is inviting gamers to add her on Xbox Live in order to play with her during her marathon.
Further information about her gaming schedule can be found on Pwned.com.
I know that there are so many other gamers out there who have decided to devote 24 hours to supporting Extra Life's efforts. These people are incredible, and I know they will be making a difference in the lives of children at their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. I will be supporting each of my friends in their livestreams this weekend. With your help, each of them can reach their donation goals (donations are tax deductible!). I wish all of these gamers the best and much love. ❤