Extra Life 2019 is fast approaching and I will be joining the rest of the Team Tomb Raider Community this November in their goal to raise much-needed funding for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America.
Long-time readers and social media followers may have seen me tweet about Extra Life before or may have tuned in to watch one of my charity live-streams. But if you’ve never heard of Extra Life and would like to learn more about it and why you should support our fundraising efforts, please check out my article “5 Reasons Why You Should Make a Donation to Extra Life” or visit the official Extra Life website.
Below, you will find all the key details about my 2019 fundraising efforts and our team’s annual prize raffle. And if you would like to learn more about Extra Life or would like to participate in it yourself, check out the frequently asked questions over on the Extra Life website.
What is Extra Life 2019?
Extra Life is an annual charity gaming event that was launched back in 2008 and since its inception, gamers have raised a massive $50 million for sick children and their families across North America as well as those receiving treatment via the network’s international health programmes. How amazing is that?
The money raised is used to fund research into life-threatening illnesses, purchase life-saving equipment, and provide free care and treatment to children, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
All proceeds of my fundraising will be going straight to my chosen charity, The El Paso Children’s Foundation, and if you’re based in the US, your donations will be tax-deductible. Remember, every donation makes a difference when children’s lives are at stake, so please consider making a donation, no matter how small, via my Extra Life fundraising page.
Who or What Are You Raising Funds For?
My chosen charity this year is the El Paso Children’s Foundation in Texas and I hope to raise at least $500 in their name. You can help me hit my target by making a donation, no matter how small, via my Extra Life fundraising page.
I know it can be hard to persuade non-Americans to donate money to a US-based hospital but as a non-American myself, I still feel this is a worthy cause. The El Paso Children’s Foundation offers much-needed medical care to infants and children living in and around the city of El Paso, Texas, many of whom live below the state’s Federal Poverty Level. The Foundation also offers a range of health care services to children in neighbouring Mexico.
What’s more, donors will be able to enter our team’s prize raffle, which will give them the chance to win some Tomb Raider goodies. Scroll down for further details!
When Does it Take Place?
The official Extra Life 2019 Game Day is November 2, 2019, but I will be holding at least one charity live-stream before then and will be taking part in the team’s fundraising marathon, which will be held on the weekend of November 2.
I will post the exact dates and times of my charity live-streams here in the coming weeks, so watch this space or follow me on Twitter to find out when I’ll be broadcasting my gaming misadventures to the world!
Team Tomb Raider Community’s Extra Life Raffle
Every year, our team leader Stellalune organises a prize raffle that is open to donors and non-donors alike, offering them the chance to win some amazing Tomb Raider goodies for their collections.
The details of this year’s raffle have yet to be finalised, so watch this space for further information!
Watch My Live-Streams
The times and dates of my charity live-streams have yet to be finalised but these will most likely be held in late October and early November. I haven’t decided which games I will be playing but I’ll try to include at least one Tomb Raider game in the mix.
Follow my Twitch channel to find out when I am live and streaming!
To close, I’d like to offer my thanks to the people who were responsible for running this year’s charity event and those who have shown their support for Tomb Raider Horizon’s fundraising efforts.
First, I’d like to thank our team captain Stella for once again organising our team’s event and procuring the prizes for our team raffle. She has been a source of inspiration for many of us and, as always, have been an absolute joy to work with. Follow her on Twitter, @stellalune, to see what she has in store for this year’s event!
I’d also like to thank my fellow team mates and those who donated prizes for the team raffle and/or showed their support by sharing our tweets and letting other fans know about Tomb Raider Community’s Extra Life efforts.
Finally, I’d like to thank the following people for donating money via my Extra Life profile and supporting the health care services provided by my chosen charity, the El Paso Children’s Foundation. They are: