Extra Life Charity, 24-hour Livestream this Saturday
For the first time ever, Machinima will be participating in Extra Life, a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Los Angeles. Extra Life has been going strong for the past four years, raising a combined total of $302,000 in 2008 and 2009, and then reaching a milestone in 2011 with a staggering $1.2 million.
Machinima hopes to help Extra Life reach another milestone this year, and we’ll need your help to do so!
To provide some context to the history behind Extra Life, it all started in 2008 when a beautiful girl named Victoria (Tori) Enmon (pictured below) was battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the Texas Children’s Hospital. Jeromy Adams, founder of the charity and co-owner of the Sarcastic Gamer website (my old hood), grew close to Tori and asked the SG Community to donate video games and other gifts to keep her spirits up. Unfortunately, she passed away in January 2008. Later that year, Jeromy asked the community to participate in a 24-hour marathon to help raise money for the Texas Children’s Hospital. From there, Extra Life grew larger each year, and in 2010 it became part of the Children’s Miracle Network to allocate a participant’s donations to the hospital of their choice.
On October 20th, starting at 8AM PST through the following Sunday morning, Adam Kovic (@adamkovic), Khail Anonymous (@KhailAnonymous) and I (@EsmeraldaIP) will be livestreaming from the Machinima Game HQ.
We’ll be playing a variety of games, ranging from Borderlands 2 to The Walking Dead episodes to Rogue Warrior (because we like to make Phil happy). Special guests will be popping in and out of the stream, and these include Matt Dannevik, Bruce Greene, Hundar, iHasCupquake and many more.
If you’d like to suggest any games, feel free to leave a comment! If you’re participating in Extra Life yourself, join our Machinima team! The team’s total is different from the total that we’ll be referring to throughout the stream, but coming together for a good cause is always welcomed.
Playing games and helping sick kids… it feels good to be a gamer!