Support Extra Life 2012!

It’s that time of year again in the gaming industry. And no, I don’t mean the peak release season, I mean the peak charity season. Arguably the premier charity event in the industry, Extra Life is gearing up for its fifth year of raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Extra Life emulates some of the more popular charity fundraisers in that it is a marathon of sorts. Yet this is not just another charity walk, this is a 24-hour gaming marathon. People can form teams, and on October 20th, at 8 AM local time, the team will start playing games for 24 hours. Before the event, team members are encouraged to solicit donations from friends and family, whether they are per hour, or one time gifts.
Extra Life is a perfect example of the charitable and compassionate nature of the gaming industry, and it makes me proud to be a part of it. Since the first Extra Life, in 2008, gamers around the world have raised over two million dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises money to support local children’s hospitals across the country.

So if you want to support an Extra Life team, or better yet start your own team, check out the event on its official website, www.extra-life.org. Not only do you get to play video games for 24 hours, but it’s a great cause!