Extra Life 2015

By Dave Horobin, 2 years ago
It's almost time for Extra Life 2015 and TrueAchievements is extremely proud to be entering a team to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network again.

During last year's event we smashed our $10,000 goal by reaching a grand total of $12,321 raised. This year we're hoping to raise even more money for this great cause on November 7th.

Extra Life 2015

If you are unsure what Extra Life is, or why thousands of gamers around the world take part in the 24-hour gaming marathon, I'd urge you to visit the Extra Life site here. You may also want to take 13 minutes of your time to watch the video below, which will give you some insight into how it started and how your time and/or a donation, no matter how large or small, can help to change the lives of children and their families when they need it most.

If you'd like to take part and join Team TrueAchievements, you can head over to our Extra Life 2015 Hub and hit the "Send registration application" button. This will automatically send you an invite to join the Extra Life 2015 Leaderboard and will redirect you to our Extra Life 2015 Team Page where you can sign up, select which hospital you would like to support, and create your own personal fund raising goal.

Whilst the official Extra Life 2015 event will take place on November 7th, you can choose another day that better fits your schedule to do your 24-hour marathon, or break it up into smaller sessions if other real life obstacles mean you can't dedicate that much time in one go.

Those of you that can't take part can still make a huge difference by making a donation (no matter how large or small) to one of our team members by clicking the "Support" link under any of the gamers' avatars on the Extra Life Hub. You can also help to raise awareness by sharing the Event Hub and/or our Extra Life Team page with your friends and family on your social network of choice.

As with last year, on the actual day of Extra Life we'll have a special page on the TA Twitch Hub that will show the streams of anyone registered in the event. A Twitch icon will also be shown next to your Gamertag in the Extra Life hub.

If you have any questions at all, please check out the Extra Life FAQs thread, post them in the thread below, or send a PM to our Community and Events Manager, Chad and Jessie, or myself.

So far we already have 41 team members registered to take part and we'd love for more of you to join to help us raise as much money as possible, and smash through our $10,000 goal!

If you would like to give a donation to one of our team members, it is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to helping children. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $5.4 million. In 2015 their goals, just like the needs of the kids they serve, are much, much higher.

For the kids!
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.