Extra Life Gaming Marathon for Baystate Children's Hospital
Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria "Tori" Enmon. Tori’s 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 Tori’s spirits up despite numerous hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease.
Tragically, Tori passed away in January 2008. Later that year, the Sarcastic Gamer Community started Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for the hospital that cared forTori. In 2008 and 2009 Extra Life raised a combined $302,000, 100 percent of which went directly to help kids like Tori.
In 2009, Extra Life expanded to support all Children's Miracle Network Hospitals so that gamers fundraising could directly impact their local Children's Hospital.
Last year, nearly $20,000 was raised for Baystate Children's Hospital - nearly double that of what was raised in 2013.
This year, when you sign up to play games for 24 hours this year on Saturday, November 7, you won’t just be raising money for kids. You’ll be supporting LOCAL kids and their families at Baystate Children's Hospital! Register today and get ready to game for the kids!