Each year, EasternMediaGG takes part in multiple streamathons for charities benefiting various causes. As we make our way into September, it is time to announce our next big event: Extra Life!
Curious what Extra Life is? Extra Life is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charity that benefits Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across North America. Their motto is “Play games. Heal kids.” and that’s exactly what they’ve accomplished, with the help of gamers across the globe, since being created in 2008. Extra Life has worked to raise over $70 million for sick and injured children since their humble beginnings and continues to provide life changing help to those in need. This year, the official game day is set for November 7, 2020.
To learn even more about Extra Life, the work they do, and see some of the lives their funds impact daily, check out https://www.extra-life.org/.
EMGG has taken part in the Extra Life festivities for several years now, last year proudly exceeding our goal of $5,000! Participating again this year was a no-brainer for the management team. With the help of our many talented streamers, we are hosting another streamathon on game day weekend, November 12th - 15th, to help benefit this amazing charity and our goal is to raise $10,000. As gamers and content creators, we are already gaming and streaming frequently, it is an easy decision to devote a few hours to do what we love and give back to an overwhelmingly positive cause. The work we do, together, during the streamathon makes such a difference for children, their families, and the hospitals all over.
Our chosen streamers will each have a 3 or 4 hour long slot playing one of their favorite games with awesome donation goals and incentives as well as prizes from our sponsors to give out throughout the duration of the event. Especially with the setbacks and event cancellations so far this year affecting fundraising, it is more crucial than ever that the online community come together to support this cause.
If you’d like to make a contribution, feel free to head over to https://www.extra-life.org/participant/Easternmedia-GG to support the EMGG campaign for Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network hospitals!