Extra Life 24-Hour Marathon Live Stream

Making it rain #forthekids! Our money gun got put through its paces as we fired it to celebrate every donation you made towards Extra Life!

Click through for the full stream, highlights, and shoutouts!

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That’s a Wrap! Thanks for Watching our Extra Life 24-Hour Marathon!

Bed time? Bed time.

We’re all insanely exhausted, but it was all worth it!

Together, we raised $2,660 and counting! Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign to-date, whether you made a donation, came to the house to play on the show, participated in any of the fundraising events leading up to the marathon, spread the word to others, or enjoyed any of these fundraisers as a viewer. All of our efforts will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Will work on a much bigger post with more detailed shoutouts when I have some time to recover.

It’s not too late to support and reap the rewards! If you’re able, please click on the link below!

https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=404703

You can donate however much you like, but you’ll also get bonus rewards if you donate at one of the three reward tiers! Today is your last chance to take advantage of the offer, so make sure to get your donations in ASAP!

Thank you and goodnight, er…good day!

Our Extra Life 24-Hour Marathon Starts NOW!

It’s showtime!

Head over to twitch.tv/inthirdperson right now and join us for our Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon! Join us for the hype, laughs, and inevitable fails as we play games and try to not fall asleep!

We’re doing all of this in support of the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. If you’re able to support, please click on the link below!

https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=404703

You can donate however much you like, but you’ll also get bonus rewards if you donate at one of the three reward tiers! This weekend is your last chance to take advantage of the offer, so make sure to get your donations in before the end of Sunday, November 8th!

See you there!

Join Us Tomorrow Starting at 9am EST for Our Extra Life 24-Hour Marathon!

One more sleep until the big day!

On Saturday, November 7th at 9am EST, my family, friends, and I will embark on the Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon! It’s going to be amazing time where we play games together while fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals.

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Spray Paint Art Rewards, Tetris 99 & Overwatch Events, and a 24-Hour Gaming Marathon as Part of My Extra Life 2020 Campaign!

Over the past two years, we’ve raised over $2,000 in support of the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals through Extra Life. With 2020 being the year that it is, our help is needed more than ever! This year, your donations will go towards the Children’s Hospital COVID-19 Impact Fund. In light of where things are in the world, it’s crucial that we step up and help the kids during these unprecedented times.

If that’s all the convincing you need to support the cause, head over to my donation page and contribute whatever you’re able to spare. But if you’d like to learn more about the cause or follow along with all of my initiatives to support Extra Life this year, read on!

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9 Tips to Improve Your Charity Stream and Get More Donations!

Thinking about hosting a charity stream? This video might help take that show to the next level! Having done a few charity streams now, I take a moment to share a few things I’ve learned to help make my charity streams a success. Hopefully these 9 tips will do the same for you!

As a heads-up, this video will serve as a “season finale” of sorts. My one month buffer of videos has officially depleted and some of the upcoming videos I want to make are going to require a bit more lead time. I really don’t want to be in a position where I’m scrambling every week to put out a less-than-stellar video in order to continue posting weekly. So I won’t.

Instead, the series is going to go on hiatus for a month or so while I tinker away in the background. Part of this next round of videos will include board game content, which I’m incredibly excited to bring into the fold. You’ll be the first to know when the videos are coming back. For now though, enjoy this one! And thank you to everyone who has watched any of these videos to-date! I appreciate your time and support.


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This is Why We Play – A Recap of the Extra Life: SickKids 2020 Kick-Off Party

Last week, myself and many others made the trip to SickKids Hospital in Toronto for the annual Extra Life Kick-Off party. It served as an opportunity for existing guild members to reconnect and for newcomers to learn how to get involved. Most importantly, it was an opportunity for all of us to reflect on why our fundraising efforts are so important.

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Extra Life 2019 Campaign Post-Mortem – Part 2

During part 1 of my Extra Life 2019 post-mortem, I focused on all of the activities leading up to the marathon itself. From joining the Extra Life Toronto Guild, to running a mini-campaign around my performance in Tetris 99, I reflect on what worked and what could improve. This time around, I’m tackling all of the technical mumbo jumbo related to the big day. Maybe these insights could help guide your next charity event!

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Extra Life 2019 Campaign Post-Mortem – Part 1

Our first-ever attempt at the Extra Life gaming marathon was a success. We raised $800 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals and had an amazing time doing it. Any fears I had going into it were quelled by the outpouring of support from family, friends, and the broader gaming community.

Even so, I wasn’t ready to rest on my laurels. Going into 2019, I wanted to make a bigger impact. Generate more donations. Put on an even better show. Get more involved with the cause. Before I close the door on this year’s campaign, it’s worth looking back on the areas where growth occurred and other aspects that still have room for improvement.

This post grew out of control real fast, so I’ve decided to split it into two parts. This is part one, covering everything leading up to the marathon!

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