On November 2, 2013, a brave Clark employee will be representing Team Clark in the annual Extra-Life Gaming marathon, where all proceeds will go to a Miracle Network Children’s Hospital of the team’s choice. Team Clark will be playing for the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. “Even being an avid gamer, 25 hours is a long time to sit and play games,” says Fred Speer of Team Clark. “But when you think about the cause, it is more than worth it. It’s all about helping kids.” In addition, Fred has raised over $600, and is still pushing to hit his goal of $1,500 by November 2. “I will continue to use social media and will be soliciting friends, family and co-workers,” he adds. “It’s a great cause, ya know?”
On an Autumn Saturday each year since 2008, tens of thousands of gamers have joined together to save the lives of local kids in a celebration of gaming culture that we call Extra Life. From console games to tabletop RPG's to even lawn sports, Extra Life gives people that love to play a chance to do what they love to save lives and make a difference.
Originally designed as a 24-hour marathon of gaming, Extra Life has evolved to mean different things to different people (though most of our participants still attempt the marathon).
To participate you need only sign up (free) and gather the support of your friends and family through tax-deductible donations to your local CMN Hospital. Then on Saturday, November 2nd (or any day that works for you!) play any game(s) you want on any platform(s) that you want with anyone you want for as long as you want.
The proceeds from Extra Life stay where they're raised to support children's hospitals.
Since 2008, our incredible players have raised more than 4 million dollars, and this year, on November2nd, 2013 we believe they will outdo themselves yet again.
With your help we can set a new record and save so many more kids!
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is celebrating its 30-year anniversary! Since 1983, the organization has raised more than $4.7 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that's one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others requireconstant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open. See excerpts of our incredible journey below and join us as we continue our mission to increase funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals.