This past weekend hundreds of gamers united together for an amazing charity known as Extra Life. This charity is based on playing games during a 24 hour marathon to help raise money for kids in childrens hospitals. "Play games, heal kids" - Extra Life's motto.


I tried doing this charity twice before - This year we decided to help out a local gaming organization as they marathon-ed on November 5th for 24 hours at the Microsoft store located in the Domain/Austin, TX.

The total amount raised during the Extra Life weekend was $6,653,220 overall!

During the Microsoft event, they were able to raise around $2,990+ & currently still counting!

It's amazing to see so many people getting involved with this charity - Such a good cause to help children get more chances and live a better life. It's very rewarding to be a part of a great cause and I'm extremely proud of every person I know who attempted/succeeded with their 24 hour marathon.

Until next year, I look forward to looking into charities that are doing amazing things for communities.