Saturday, 12 October 2013

We are going to game for 25 hours for the Extra Life charity gaming event

November 2nd members of The Windsor Gaming Resource will be gathering at Brimstone Games to play some games. Sure that's not unusual, we have events at Brimstone every month. The difference is this time we are going to do it for 25 hours straight and we are doing it for an amazing charity event!

What is Extra Life?

Extra Life was started in 2008 by the Sarcastic Gamer Community as a tribute to one specific leukemia victim: Victoria Enmon. The group created a 24-hour long video game marathon to raise money for the hospital that treated and fought beside Tori. 100% of the funds raised went to the local Children's Miracle Network. 

Now thousands of gamers have joined in this annual event. In 2009 the event spread allowing participants to donate to the Hospital of their choice and now hundreds of websites and tens of thousands of gamers will take part in this charity event this year.

What is the Windsor Gaming Resource doing for Extra Life?

As many members as possible are going to head to Brimstone Games at 10:00am on Saturday November 2nd. Once there it's simple: we game, and we game for 25 hours straight. We'll be going until 11:00am on Sunday. We will be playing board games, miniature games and maybe even some pen and paper roleplaying games. A couple truly awesome game companies have even donated a few games for us to play.

At this time of this post we have already raised $475 of our $1000 goal. Thank you very much to all of you who have already offered your support.

What can you do?

Well if you are a local gamer, you should come join us on the 2nd and play some games! Even if you can't come out for all 25 hours it would be awesome if you could stop in and say hi, bring us some caffeine and/or play a game or two. We would love the support and encouragement. 

You can join our team. Extra-Life lets groups of participants make a team page and we have one for the WGR. Even if you aren't going to actually come out to Brimstone and play with us, but you are going to participate at home or at your own FLGS we would love to have you on our team. Click here to join up!

You can sponsor a Windsor Gaming Resource member. Any amount helps, and they have a wide variety of payment options even including a monthly donation deal. They also offer the option of getting the appropriate charity receipt. Support me directly by clicking here.

A special thank you to Stronghold Games and Z-Man Games

While organizing this event I sent out emails to a variety of game companies asking if they would be willing to support the WGR in this effort. Both Stronghold Games and Z-Man Games were the only two to write back. Not only did they acknowledge my emails but they both agreed to send us some of their awesome games to play. Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold even went beyond that and made a cash donation to the group. A huge thanks to both companies for being awesome and supporting their fanbase.

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