5 things you need to know about Extra Life

What is Extra Life?

Extra Life logoExtra Life is a peer-to-peer fundraising effort uniting gamers around the world in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Much like running a marathon for a cause, Extra Life participants fundraise year-round and pledge a day of play in honor of the 10 million children served by CMN Hospitals every year.

How does it work?

Participants create a custom fundraising webpage and invite their friends and family to donate or join their team. You can unlock achievement badges and power-ups by sharing on social media, inviting people to join, or reaching fundraising milestones. Then, celebrate your achievements with a day of playing games!

How will the funds be used?

Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for everything from research, to equipment, to charity care at CMN Hospitals. At McLane Children’s, our goal this year is to raise $30,000 to fund several pieces of vital equipment, including an osmometer, a bronch & mini telescope, and a defibrillator.

What is Game Day?

There’s no limit to how, what or when you play while you’re raising money through Extra Life. Play video, board, card, tabletop, mobile and sports games. If you can play it, it’s “fair game.” In fact, the only requirement is that you have fun while doing it! Host your own gaming marathon whenever you like, or join thousands of other gamers around the world for Extra Life Game Day on November 3, 2018.

How can I participate?

It’s so easy, anyone can do it! Just visit Extra-Life.org/team/McLane to learn more about our efforts, make a donation, or join our team with your own fundraising campaign.


Raise $1,000 or more for Extra Life and enjoy a day of unlimited gaming at Spare Time Texas in Temple on November 3, 2018!

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