The Race to Game Day: Creative Virtual USA Takes on Extra Life 2016

Extra Life

By Eileen Stall, KB Manager, Creative Virtual USA

While the team here at Creative Virtual USA has been focused on finishing the year strong, we are very excited to take a timeout for Extra Life! For those of you who may not have caught our blog post or live stream last year, Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon which has been raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® since 2008. What makes them special? Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Extra Life was launched to raise awareness and give people an opportunity to contribute to this cause by engaging in an activity we all love – PLAY!!!

Why do we do it?

Who doesn’t love gaming?!?! What the Creative Virtual USA team appreciates most about Extra Life is the ability to personalize the event and make an impact locally. Every participant can choose which hospital receives the proceeds they collect during the event. While the majority of our team will be selecting our home hospital in Hartford, CT, several members are choosing to donate to hospitals closer to home. Few things are better than the feeling of personally supporting an organization servicing a community of local children battling terrifying diseases like pediatric cancer. Last year the Creative Virtual USA team raised $4,111, blowing past our original goal of $2,500. This year we are aiming to break the $5,000 level and are inviting all of you to join us in support of this great cause!

How do I get involved?

Player 1 joins the game! Please consider taking the time to visit our team page and donating if you have the means to do so. Any level of contribution is appreciated. Game Day 2016 starts Saturday, November 5th at 8am and ends 24 hours later on Sunday morning. We can’t wait to share this amazing experience with all of you and look forward to doing all of this FTK (For The Kids)!

What’s next?

Join us for our live stream on Saturday, November 5th at 8am to watch us while our team is outing werewolves, perfecting their edge-guarding on Fountain of Dreams, and racking up gold stars with the band! We’ll keep the stream running for you to watch the fun and see where we land on our fundraising efforts. Thanks to all, and happy gaming!