Extra-Life is a 24 Hour Gaming Marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. That's right – we're playing games to support great hospitals like Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. But, like any Charity Marathon, we need sponsors, and we need “runners” to make it all happen.
So, how does this work?
At midnight, on Friday night November 6th, our doors will remain open, and the Marathon will begin. Representatives from our local BSA Venture Crew will be on hand for the entire 24 hours. They'll be playing games, and helping other gamers in the store. For the next 24 hours, anyone playing a game is contributing to the marathon.
Where does the money come from?
If you're coming in to play games, Meeple Madness will be “sponsoring” you for $1.00 per hour, from midnight to midnight. So, for every hour of gaming you play, we'll be donating $1.00 to our Extra-Life campaign. Got 5 players interested in doing a Marathon D&D campaign? That's $5.00 an hour going to charity.
Want to contribute directly? Donate $25.00 to our campaign page, and you can “rent” one of our large format tables for the entire 24 hours. You're welcome to use the table for whatever (family-game-store-appropriate) gaming activities you like. For example, one of our customers has rented a Star Wars Armada table for the marathon, and the Venture Crew has secured two of our tables for their use during the event.
For those of you who can't make it into the store, but would still like to contribute, simply go to our Extra-Life page and make a donation. Every donation helps.
Purchases contribute too!
During our Marathon, we'll also have an additional way you can participate. For any item you purchase during the marathon, we'll be contributing 10% of our sales to Extra-Life. Additionally, if you're a Community Hero, or Meeple Member, when you check out, you can opt to waive your discount temporarily, and donate it to Extra-Life instead.
It all begins at Midnight!
Whether you're looking to buy some cool games to help a worthy charity, or you want to get together with friends to make a difference, it all begins on Friday night, at Midnight! We hope to see you there!