Gamers to play 25 hours straight on Extra Life Game Day
On Saturday, November 5, 2022, gamers of all levels are uniting to change kids’ health and their futures at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). The event will take place from 10 a.m., Saturday, November 5 to 10 a.m., Sunday, November 6, 2022, in the Dining and Community Hall (PC 150), at Mohawk Valley Community College, Rome Campus, 1101 Floyd Ave, Rome, New York.
This event is hosted by Phoenix Overdrive, a third-party fundraising team for Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraising program which provides video game enthusiasts a fun way to support CMN Hospitals. Participants from the group have special gaming activities planned to raise funds for CMN Hospitals at MVHS. The activities include video game and tabletop tournaments, game challenges and live streaming of game play for 25 hours.
“Extra Life National Game Day is the day we show the world the power of the gamer,” said Lee Alexander Navarro, one of the organizers for Phoenix Overdrive. “Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, we will go 25 hours straight thanks to daylight savings time, until 10 a.m. on Sunday playing games to help heal sick kids. This is the day that we come together as a team and fundraise for CMN Hospitals all over including MVHS. In 2021, we placed 48th out of 4,000 teams worldwide. We are expecting close to 80 participants on Game Day from approximately 10 other states including two who are coming all the way from Alberta, Canada. As a team, we hope to raise more than $5,000 for CMN at MVHS. We also want to energize, excite and electrify our local community and light the fire of philanthropy.”
The gaming marathon is a fundraising program of CMN Hospitals. This program leverages the passion of the gaming community to rally support for the 170 member hospitals. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge a day of gaming with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Extra Lifers have raised more than $100 million dollars for its member hospitals since the program was founded by gamers in 2008. The secure donations fund the selected hospital’s greatest needs, often including pediatric medical equipment, research, therapy programs and charitable care.
Interested participants can go to www.phoenixoverdrive.com to find out more about their National Game Day event. Others can also register at Extra-Life.org, select MVHS as their preferred CMN Hospital, set a fundraising goal and collect donations throughout the year for kids in need. Learn more about CMN Hospitals at MVHS and how donations are saving kids’ lives at mvhealthsystem.org/CMN.