It's an awesome charity, and I know there are a ton of gamers here. If this is a TOS thing I apologize.
Here is my link if anyone wants to "sponsor" me, and I can include the link to the team I am on but more importantly...it would be cool if there was an OM team. I don't give a crap what I personally raise really...it's all going to a bunch of great places that help kids.
Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria Enmon. Toriís battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia inspired the Sarcastic Gamer Community in a way that is difficult to describe. Members sent in video games and bought gifts to keep Toriís spirits up despite numerous hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease.
Tragically, we lost Tori to cancer in January 2008. Later that year, I asked my partners at Sarcastic Gamer if they would be interested in Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for the hospital that treated and fought beside Tori. In 2008 and 2009 Extra Life raised a combined $302,000, 100 percent of which went directly to help kids like Tori at my local Childrenís Miracle Network Hospital (Texas Childrenís Hospital).
While thousands of gamers, more than 100 websites and more than 12,000 donors were happy to support Extra Life, many expressed their desire to raise money to help kids closer to home. In what I can only consider destiny, in 2009 I left behind my radio career and went to work full-time for Childrenís Miracle Network Hospitals as a Radiothon Director. This life-changing event gave me unique insight into an incredible non-profit organization that helps kids all over the United States and Canada.
I quickly realized that Children's Miracle Network Hospitals would be the perfect solution to expand Extra Life into more communities.
This year, when you sign up to play video games for 24 hours on Oct. 15, 2011, you wonít just be raising money for kids. Youíll be supporting LOCAL kids and their families. Kids right in your own backyard.
All the money you raise for Extra Life 2011 will go directly to the Childrenís Miracle Network Hospital of your choice.
I am a gamer, and father of 4...so I will be fully in on it.
Here is our team page...feel free to join, but I encourage participation no matter what. It's free to partake (just not to donate obviously).
Mods, I am not trying to spam...but I understand if it gets taken down for that reason.