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Extra Life!

November 3

Free

This year, Ladies Who Geek is participating, as a team, in the Extra-Life Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Founded in 2008 by a group of gamers that wanted to start a charity that would help sick children, Extra-Life is a way for the gaming community to give back and help kids who can’t help themselves.

Gamers will sign up under the Ladies Who Geek Team (children, spouses/partners, or friends are all welcome, too!), and promise to play games as long as they can commit to on GAME DAY, which is November 3rd, 2018. Gamers will be encouraged to get as many donations from friends & family as possible between now and Game Day, and the proceeds will go to our local hospitals.

We will be offering multiple venues for our membership and their families to participate in Plano, Dallas & more…and yes, all you have to do is sign up, ask for donations, and show up to play games – you can even play games at home on your own! Everything counts!

Our goal this year is to raise $1200. Here are some things that $1200 can do at a children’s hospital:

  • Purchase books/video games/toys for kids to play with
  • Assist in paying medical bills
  • Provide gift cards to families during times of trauma (Kohl’s, Target…in case families need clothing or food)
  • Provide medical services to kids that cannot afford it
  • Offset costs of therapy sessions & so much more!

We truly hope you will consider participating with us this year! Stay tuned to our events page & our website (ladieswhogeek.org) for additional details!

Link to join/donate: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=39213

Allen Location:

Board Members Home – Address will be given out via email once RSVP’d ladieswhogeek.org
Who can come? – Members Only (no young children, teens are welcome)
What can I bring? – Games, snacks or whatever fits your fancy! There will be snacks, sodas, water, and a handful of monitors provided!
What times? – Noon-Midnight (Yes, drop in and stay, or pop by for a few minutes, whatever you want!)

Euless Location:

Board Members Home – Address will be given out via email once RSVP’d ladieswhogeek.org
Who can come? Members Only, No Children Location.
What can I bring? Games and snacks!
What times? 6pm-? Open ended time here, but we will let you know when the Game is OVER!

From the Extra-Life FAQ Page:

The money that you raise through Extra Life will go directly to your chosen Children’s Miracle Network Hospital as ‘unrestricted funds’. This means that the hospital decides where and how to spend the money to ensure the dollars you raise make the biggest impact in the lives of the kids they treat. For example, the money you raise will go to fund research and training, purchase life-saving equipment and pay for uncompensated care. Our hospitals treat every patient that comes through their doors, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Our mission is to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible and the funds you raise make it possible for our hospitals to do that! Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a top-rated charity on Charity Navigator and you can view our organization’s financial documents here.

Details

Date:
November 3
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Ladies Who Geek
Email:
ladieswhogeek@gmail.com
Website:
www.ladieswhogeek.org

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