Extra Life: Playing Video Games for a Cause

Extra Life: Playing Video Games for a Cause

You know about running and cycling marathons raising money for charity, but have you heard of a 25-hour gaming marathon? That’s right! A charity gaming marathon that lasts 25 hours!

Liquid Web will be streaming its Extra Life Charity event on November 5th to raise money for local children’s hospitals.

Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program that empowers the gaming community to make a difference in the lives of local kids.”

All donations go to the Children’s Miracle Network and stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care.

As Liquid Web is a member of the tech industry and employs many tech-savvy individuals, many of these employees are PC, console, board, and tabletop gamers.

Extra Life is an excellent way to get the entire group together to socialize, have fun playing games, and raise money for a great cause. This year’s event has their Helpful Humans having fun not only remotely but in person too!

How Many Years has Liquid Web Participated in this Event?

This year will be their seventh year participating in the Extra Life 25-hour marathon. The event is held annually on the Saturday before Daylight Savings Time ends to get in that extra hour of game time, but teams can raise money for their chosen children’s hospital all year long. 

The Liquid Web event will take place on November 5th, 2022. Last year, they raised just under $4,000 between the teams, so they hope to raise $5,000 this year. They will have teams participating from the United States in Michigan, Texas, Arizona, and New York.

Teams: Keeping it in the Family (of Brands)

This year they have the Family of Brands going head-to-head-to-head in a video gaming, board gaming, and scavenger hunting extravaganza!

Who Are They Playing For?

Sparrow Children’s CenterBeaumont’s Children’s HospitalWVU Medicine Children’sChildren’s Miracle Network Hospitals
UPMC Children’s Hospital FoundationPhoenix Children’sNationwide Children’s (Toledo)Beaumont Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s HospitalSeattle Children’sTexas Children’s HospitalChildren’s Specialized HospitalChildren’s Miracle Network Hospitals

How Can You Help?

Share those donation links! Share, share, share!

Donation links can be shared on any social media account to help raise funds for the local Children’s Hospitals everyone in the Liquid Web Family of Brands is playing for.

Gaming for a Cure Because #KidsCantWait

About the Author

Jackie Cowan

Jackie Cowan is the Communications Manager for Liquid Web. She received her MS in Communications from the Ithaca College, MLIS in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Michigan. She has 10 years of experience with technical and billing support, search engine optimization, and spearheading projects to enhance company culture.

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