Extra-Life 2013

By Dog of Thunder, 5 years ago
Every year, since I first became a Newshound for TrueAchievements in 2010, it has been an honor to bring news of both Child's Play and Extra-Life to the community. This year, things are going to be a bit different in how TrueAchievements handles charity events. First, I have been asked to be TrueAchievement's official organizer of charity events for the site and, secondly, beginning in the first week of May, we will have a Charity Events Hub right here on site. This will make it easier for everyone to keep up with important dates and see the TrueAchievements Team for Extra-Life 2013 as it takes shape. My first goal is to increase the involvement of the incredibly generous TA community and get more gamers willing to endure the 25 hour (not a typo, Extra-Life is not just 24 hours this year) gaming marathon that is the highlight of the gaming charity season. My second goal is to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

The Children's Miracle Network is an organization of hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, England and the latest country to join the Network, France, that helps provide treatment to children when their families can not afford it. This ranges from burns, car accidents, surgeries and even cancer treatments. Every hospital that is part of the Children's Miracle Network includes a full-time Director to oversee the donated funds, treatment of the children and help provide follow-up care if necessary, all at no cost to the families.

In the past two years, the Extra-Life TrueAchievements Team and Community Members have raised over $5,000 for the Children's Miracle Network. That is a great total and one I am truly grateful but, this year, I hope to double our lifetime total and raise $5,000 by the end of November. I think we, as a community of gamers, can pull that off.

Over the next few months, Team TrueAchievements will be ramping up as we prepare for the Extra-Life Marathon. Here's a list of important dates:

April 27th - 3:00 PM EST to April 28th 3:00 AM EST - A 12-hour team warm-up lap.
June 8th - 12:00 PM EST to June 9th 6:00 AM EST - An 18-hour run to celebrate E3.
July 27th - 8:00 AM EST to July 28th 12:00 AM - An all-day marathon for your Bean Dive recovery.
November 2nd - 8:00 AM EST to November 3rd 9:00 AM EST - Extra-Life 2013

Do you want to take part in the year-long Extra-Life 2013 events? Sign up right here for Team TrueAchievements!

If you want to support your fellow gamers but not take part directly, please spread awareness by sharing the Team TrueAchievements page through your social media network. Sharing the link is just as supportive as donating money and getting the word out is just as appreciated as marathoning.

If anyone wishes to take part and plans to stream gameplay, I will have information in a few weeks regarding a Twitch.tv hub for the usage of Team TrueAchievements.

If you have any further questions feel free to send me a PM and, while I may be a bit slow to respond, every PM will get read.