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06 Feb 2018 11:27 AM
Y2David
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EXTRA LIFE 2018 - Game Day is November 3rd!

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EXTRA LIFE 2018

 

GAME DAY IS NOVEMBER 3rd!

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon
to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

 

ABOUT EXTRA LIFE

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for sick and injured kids. Sign up today and dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!

Be a hero. Sign Up today!

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN EXTRA LIFE

 

SIGN UP

Pledge to play games from your home or online on any day that works for you.

 

Fundraise & RECRUIT

Ask your family and friends to donate to your fundraising and recruit others to join your team.

 

PLAY GAMES, HEAL KIDS

Raise funds, have fun, and help heal kids at your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital!

Now that you’re all signed up for Extra Life 2018, be sure you make the most out of the experience by connecting with other Extra Lifers in your area and across the globe! Here are all the ways you can stay connected with us to stay in-the-know on all things Extra Life:

 
Discord

Join our growing and active community on the official Extra Life Discord! Connect with local Extra Lifers, share your streaming and fundraising best practices while keeping up with the latest Extra Life updates! 


Twitch Channel

Of course we have our own Twitch Channel! Be sure to follow us to get alerts for when our official Stream Team hops online to play games and chat about their Extra Life experiences. You can even subscribe and cheer bits on our Partnered channel! Who knows, you may just win some free steam keys by tuning in ;)

 
Community Hub

The Extra Life Community Hub is just that… the hub of all community communication! All you need to do is create a handle for the forums and you can start connecting with your local Extra Life Guild, joining conversations about your favorite platform or game and share best practices for fundraising and Game Day plans.

                          

Other Ways to Connect

Find and engage with us on YouTubeInstagramFacebook and Twitter under ExtraLife4Kids. We share miracle stories, community-made content, highlight awesome things happening in the community and chat about the industry.

Thanks for all you do For The Kids,

Team Extra Life
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals


 

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Lets Spread the Word

Reply and let us know about your Extra Life Page & Team Page (if you have one) and we will listed here

 

PARTICIPANTS

Patchexhttps://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=301899

SavageAcehttps://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=296888

SusyRed - https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=301930

Y2David - https://www.extra-life.org/participant/y2david

 

  • Patchex

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    Thanks David... here is my page, and I will do my best to help you keep the OP updated as the year progresses...   

     

    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=301899

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  • SuzyRed

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  • Y2David

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    Good to see the same ole participants in the listing, lets see who else will be joining us this year :)

    Here is my Profile Page

    Y2David - https://www.extra-life.org/participant/y2david

     

    I am teamed up with the Extra-Life Los Angeles Guild

    here is link to it https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=38724

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  • Awesome work, David! Glad to See Extra Life LA guild representing here. :)

     

    Here's my page: 

     

    SavageAce - https://www.extra-life.org/participant/SavageAce

     

    Dennis

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  • Patchex

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    Great to see you back SuzyRed...

     

    Hi SavageAce... Nice to meet you... 

     

    Heya David... here are some things I wanted to share...Some might be good to list in the OP if you have time... 

     

    Hey(Real name taken out)

    We want to take a minute to thank you one more time for participating in Extra Life and making miracles happen for families who desperately need them. Please know that you spent 2017 making a difference in the lives of so many families throughout North America.

    While we won't have the final fundraising total for the year to share with you until March, we're beyond thrilled to announce that so far, together we have raised over $10.6 million for the kidstreated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! That is a huge accomplishment!

    Join us for another year of playing games to heal kids, sign up for Extra Life 2018.

    Sign Up for Extra Life 2018

     

    The Extra Life community has been coming together in a truly wonderful way year after year. Sign up for Extra Life 2018 today to continue to make a difference in the lives of sick and injured kids across North America. Let’s all keep that energy going by pushing forward for fun, fellowship, and – as always….

     

    For The Kids,

    Mike, Liz, Lou & Jeromy
    Team Extra Life
    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

     

     

    And then also we have this Event comming up that some folks might be interested in... 

     

    Hey (Real name taken out),

     

    Have you been thinking about joining us in Orlando for Extra Life United - a gathering of charity gamers? Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from other charity gamers,compete in a gaming tournament, and connect with the kids who you help through Extra Life!

    Learn More

    We recently announced the games that will be played at the tournament - which you can check out below! The best part is that by participating, you'll have a really good chance of winning money for your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital! 

    PC Games

    Tabletop Games

    We hope to see you in Orlando!

    For The Kids,

    Mike, Liz, Lou and Jeromy
    Team Extra Life
    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    TwitterFacebookYouTube

     

     

    Also I just got an Email about some cool new ways to communicate... 

    Hey (Real name taken out),

    Now that you’re all signed up for Extra Life 2018, be sure you make the most out of the experience by connecting with other Extra Lifers in your area and across the globe! Here are all the ways you can stay connected with us to stay in-the-know on all things Extra Life:

     
    Discord

    Join our growing and active community on the official Extra Life Discord! Connect with local Extra Lifers, share your streaming and fundraising best practices while keeping up with the latest Extra Life updates! 


    Twitch Channel

    Of course we have our own Twitch Channel! Be sure to follow us to get alerts for when our official Stream Team hops online to play games and chat about their Extra Life experiences. You can even subscribe and cheer bits on our Partnered channel! Who knows, you may just win some free steam keys by tuning in ;)

     
    Community Hub

    The Extra Life Community Hub is just that… the hub of all community communication! All you need to do is create a handle for the forums and you can start connecting with your local Extra Life Guild, joining conversations about your favorite platform or game and share best practices for fundraising and Game Day plans.

                              

    Other Ways to Connect

    Find and engage with us on YouTubeInstagramFacebook and Twitter under ExtraLife4Kids. We share miracle stories, community-made content, highlight awesome things happening in the community and chat about the industry.

    Thanks for all you do For The Kids,

    Team Extra Life
    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

    Connect with Us!

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  • Patchex

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     There is a huge Extra life tournament starting today... I should have posted earlier, yet I could not find the thread :( I had to advance search in an outside browser... Here is an anouncment from them... 

     

     

     

     

     

    Hello, fellow Extra Lifers!  

    We're just one day away from kicking off our annual#EXTRALIFEUNITED gaming tournament and we can't wait to share this magical experience with you. Over 200+ gamers are going to be competing for $150,000 in life-saving funds for their local children's hospital.

    Before we get into the competition, we want to give YOU a chance to meet the faces of #ChildrensHospitalsWeek during our live-athon this evening. Tune in tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30pm ET on Twitch to hear the stories of amazing kids like the ones that you raise funds for. While you're there, consider making a donation to help create even more miracles for kids in your community. 

    Visit Twitch

    This week is all about helping kids and ensuring children’s hospitals have the funds they need to care for more than 10 million families a year. Government and insurance programs don’t begin to cover these costs; that’s why donations are vital to children’s hospitals.

    We're going to be bringing you all of the action live on Twitch so make sure and join us!

    Mike, Liz, Lou & Jeromy
    Team Extra Life 
    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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  • Y2David

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    that is so awesome for those who are around that area!
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  • Patchex

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    This is not GAME OVER...  this is what was rased this year at Extra Life United... from the United Extra life page... they do not have a recap video yet for 2018 from what I can see, however I posted last years and its pretty Powerful... Nice work everyone... What a great Event! Game Day hasent even happened yet! 

     

    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=302374

     

     

    Raised $40,170

    GOAL: $15,000

     

     

    Here's how it works

    • Extra Life is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
    • On Game Day (Nov. 3rd), I will join the thousands of gamers and dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations from friends like YOU!
    • 100% of the donations go to my local hospital. TOGETHER we will make a difference for sick kids!

    Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation. 

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Patchex

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    Is Anyone Interested in Starting a PSN Team? I havve a team here that I joined into last year that is local, yet I really do not know any of them, and sadly when I went to the meet up, there were no Playstation to be found anywhere... I would really like to team up with other Playstation players this year... We did pretty well durring the PS HOME days as a team, yet maybe just a Playstation team would be cool... You can still donate to your local Hospitals... and the forums there is doing pretty well, yet it would be nice to see more movement here again... 
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  • SuzyRed

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    I'll join
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  • Patchex

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    Awesome Miss Suzy... Ill see if we can get one going... I don't want to put to much on David, he does so much already, maybe a volunteer for A PLAYSTATION Team Leader? (I don't make a good leader lol I am more a support player...yet I will do leg work if needed by all means...  ) 
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  • Patchex

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    I did not see anyone from Extra Life at PAX EAST this year... maybe they will be there tomorrow or Sunday? 
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  • Patchex

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    Im heading to a Extra life Meeting maybe this weekend, if I find out anything cool I'll share it here... Also I am working on trying to figure out a Playstation based team... 

     

    Here are some Old links that are pretty cool... 

     

     

    JOIN EXTRA LIFE® FROM A PS3 CONSOLE

    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1063

     

     

    PlayStation and Extra Life Team Up For Children’s Hospitals

    https://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/03/playstation-and-extra-life-team-up-for-childrens-hospitals/

     

     

    PS Blog Past Posts!

    https://blog.us.playstation.com/tag/extra-life/

     

     

    PlayStation - Extra Life 2014

    https://www.playstation.com/en-us/inside-playstation/events/2014/extra-life-2014/

     

    Here are some past threads here on these forums from previous Extra Life Events... If you know of others let me know and I can add them here. 

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/PlayStation-and-Extra-Life-Team-Up-For-Ch...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/Naughty-Dog-Swag-Pack-Raffle-for-Extra-Li...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/Extra-Life-2014-Team-PlayStation/m-p/4444...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/Extra-Life-2014-Team-PlayStation/m-p/4444...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/Extra-Life-2014-LIvestream/m-p/44691550/h...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home-ARCHIVED/Extra-Life-2013-PSHome-Community/td...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/Participating-in-Extra-Life/m-p/41898069#...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-General/PlayStation-and-Extra-Life-Team-Up-For-Ch...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home-ARCHIVED/Extra-Life-2012-PS3-Home-Community/...

     

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home-ARCHIVED/Extra-Life-PS3-Home-Community/td-p/...

     

    https://community.playstation.com/content/pdc/us/en_US/pdc-communities/playstation-general.topic.html/extra_life_2016-Telo.html

     

    https://community.playstation.com/content/pdc/us/en_US/pdc-communities/playstation-general.topic.html/extra_life_2017-1alJ.html

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  • Patchex

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    Extra Life is comming up very fast... anyone as excited as I am? 
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  • Y2David

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    Almost a month away.. we getting close :)
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  • Patchex

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    Only 30 Days away!!!

     

    Here is a great page they sent out in the emails today. 

     

    It can be found here... 

     

    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1187

     

    Tips For A Great Game Day

    The time has come. You’ve registered, recruited supporters and donors and maybe even teamed up with a crew. You’re about to Extra Life. This gaming charity event is not for the faint of heart, though, and we, the Extra Life Team at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, want to help you safely and enjoyably cross the finish line.

     

    1. Get shut-eye: A runner wouldn’t pull an all-nighter before a marathon, so don’t slack on your Z’s the night before yours. Basic motor skills (the kind you, Gamer, desperately need) and mental endurance plummet with every hour you skimp. Be just as disciplined with keeping up on your comatose state as you are perfecting your game. And remember, if you are tired... go to bed. Get up later and finish then.
    2. Drink up: Water is your new best friend. Even breathing requires H2O. Stay hydrated by keeping a nice, big 32-oz. water bottle by your side and fill it up five to six times throughout your 24—err, 25-hour trek (that’s right). Limit caffeine until you absolutely need it. That Venti cup of Joe or those Monster drinks should be a last-ditch emergency effort, not a plan of action.
    3. Nosh well: Treat your body like an engine. You wouldn’t put maple syrup in your car’s tank, so don’t put starchy, sugary, processed foods in your own. Stock up on energy-producing brain foods such as fruit, veggies, complex carbohydrates and lean protein. Keep nuts and fruit by your side instead of that family-size bag of Cheetos. Fuel your body right, and it will perform at those high speeds and long hours you need it to.
    4. Hit the pause button: Take breaks! Stretch. Walk about. Chat with a friend for a few. Powering through does not equal toughness in this game. Rest your eyes from the screen, stretch your muscles and take a jog around the block (or the house) every hour or two to get your blood flowing and keep your brain alive. Feeling sleepy? Get some zzz's. Seriously. You can always pick up where you left off after some rest.
    5. Brighten the mood: Playing in a dark room might seem cool at first, but that’s not going to fly at 4 a.m. Keeping the lights bright during the wee hours can help “trick” your brain into making less melatonin, the sleep hormone naturally produced when the lights go out. But if your body is screaming for a nap, listen to it.
    6. Join a team: Even if this isn’t your first rodeo, going it alone will have you wind up like the lone, sickly antelope at the back of the stampede. Keep up your motivation, increase your enjoyment and further your success by participating with friends and family — or strangers! Remember, you can also split all 25 hours amongst several people so consider a five hour-long party with five friends.
    7. Remember the cause: Finally, don’t forget why you’re doing this! This is 100 percent For The Kids. Revel in the fulfillment of helping sick and injured children across North America. You are saving lives, one hour at a time. Keep up the great work, and have fun!

    Want more tips and tricks on how to have an epic game day? Check out the community discussion on the Extra Life Forums.

    Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals strongly supports healthy and safe gaming. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s gaming, please visit www.cmch.tv for resources on healthy gaming habits for kids.

     

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  • Patchex

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    8 Days till Game Day!

    So Close... 

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  • Y2David

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    yes the Extra Life date is getting close  .. for those that not have posted and have an extra life page.. le me know so I can add to the top of this tread. We will play games to help towards Children Miracle Hospitals.

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  • Y2David

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    Two more days for that special day November 3rd ..

    What games are you all planning to play on Extra Life day??

     

    I myself will do my Extra Life next Saturday Non the 11th as I have a real life thing with family on the 3rd

    Games I be planning to play will be (willl be streaming them thru out the day):

    • Nebula Realms
    • Chess Ultra (matches against Patchex)
    • Red Dead Redemption 2
    • Spiderman PS4
    • God of War
    • Minecraft
    • Jackbox Party 5
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  • Patchex

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    Today is EXTRA LIFE GAME DAY finally... and of course I sleep threw my alarm lol... 

     

    Ill try and game with you a bit next week David... 

     

    I am not sure what games I am playing today... I really did not think this year threw very well sadly... Yet I am here and about to start Streaming... I will be running for the next 25 hours... (We get that extra hour for the clock set back... So remember to set your clocks back tonight!)

     

    I just noticed something that might hurt our fund raising efforts this year. I just went and made the donation from my children and noticed there is no other amount option this year. In other words the smallest amount that you can donate this year is $25. Most years my donations are made up of a ton of $1, $5, and $10 donations... I hope everyone does well this year... 

     

    Happy Gaming FTK!

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  • Patchex

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    We did very well this year dispite the 25 dollar minimum donation hike... here is the Stats as of Sunday... Nice Work everyone... it was a Great Year... Not over yet either... Donations can be given until Dec 31st. 

     

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  • Patchex

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    Good Luck today David... FTK... 
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  • Patchex

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    Hi Everyone... Hope you all had a great year... 

     

    Hey David... I made a thread in the Extra life forums... here is a link... 

     

    https://community.extra-life.org/forums/topic/8431-a-problem-i-am-seeing-with-the-new-fundraiser-set-up-this-past-year/

     

    Let me know what you think and if anyone wants to drop a line there I would appreciate it... here is what I wrote... 

     

    "A problem I am seeing with the New Fundraiser set up this past year.

     

    I have been fundraising for 8 years now for my local Children's Hospital threw Extra life. This year a buddy of mine and I noticed something that is really hurting the smaller fundraisers like us. I was unable to go above my goal this year like I have most of the years I have been doing this... Many of my friends and family donate small amounts like 1-10 dollar amounts. They were unable to do so this year due to a 25.00 minimum donation. I hope by writing this message that next year it will go back to how it has been for years... I had 8 or so donations that could not be made this year due to this limitation, and some of them were to far away for me to try to gather the money myself and add it all at once... Plus I am uncomfortable doing so... I think this will limit donations in the future and hope it gets changed. If there is already a thread about this please point me in the right direction, also if there is someone directly that I can email about this please let me know. I have noticed that any donations to a Twitch user can add a dollar donation to CMN hospitals. I think that we should be able to have no minimum for donations... I feel this oversight if that is what it is, is wrong and should be fixed. "

     

     

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  • Patchex

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    Ok so I got a response today on the Extra life forum post I made today... The problem seems to be fixed from what I can see... I am not sure if it was a glitch, yet I have been told that the Other amount is always an option even though it did not show for me on Game day this year... Lets hope it stays that way...

     

    PS there are still a few days to get donations for this year BTW FTK lol 

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