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    Family Board Game Night – Extra Life Version

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    When was the last time you sat down with the kids to play a board game? I personally haven’t tried since my four-year-old convinced me to buy My Little Pony Monopoly, and promptly ran off with all the playing pieces. My dreams of playing as Pinkie Pie have been crushed forever.

    What if I told you that you could commit to having family board game night with your kids, and also support your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at the same time?

    Since 2009, I have participated annually in Extra Life, a 24-hour gaming marathon where I get to play games and heal kids. Over the years I have heard a wealth of reasons people cannot participate. Many people don’t understand that when I say “gaming marathon” that I’m not just talking about console games. All sorts of games will work! Tabletop games, computer games, hopscotch and of course…board games.

    TMGHMWWith three children of my own, I understand that as a parent, you probably can’t sit down and play games for 24 hours. No matter how much you’d love a day off from life to relax and game. But what if you could honor that 24 hour gaming commitment, spend more quality time with your children, and as an added bonus…use it as an opportunity to teach your children that they can also make a difference in their community and help kids, simply by having fun with their family?

    My suggestion to you, is to register to participate in Extra Life, and make a pledge to spend 24 hours throughout the rest of the year gaming with your kids. It can be a board game night once a week, or just sitting down to let your son beat you at Mario Kart. Even if you’re not great at gaming, your kids would probably enjoy you sitting down and asking them to teach you how to play their favorite game.

    If you are unfamiliar with the work that Children’s Miracle Network does I would encourage you to take a moment and visit their website. These hospitals treat the babies who are born early, kids who are battling cancer and kids who suffer a traumatic injury, just to name a few. They treat children regardless of their families’ ability to pay, and the more money we raise, the more children we can all help in our own communities.

    I hope you join us in being heroes in your community and showing your children that it’s important to give back when you can, and that it can be fun to do so.

    To register for free, or just learn more about Extra Life visit www.extra-life.org

     

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    Episode 52.5: Extra Life 2013

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    Marcia and Desirai wanted to make sure you all know about their Extra Life marathon on November 2nd, 2013 where they will be gaming for 25 hours straight to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The ladies are briefly joined by the amazing Doc Adams, founder of Extra Life. They also talk about how you can get their new smartphone app!

    To donate to anyone on The Mommy Gamers team and support them as they raise money for sick kids go to Extra-Life.org/Team/Jax You can still JOIN their team if you’d like. The more the merrier! You can also “like” our Facebook page for Extra Life in Jacksonville, Florida if you’d like to follow along with the fun we’re having.

    Live streaming of the event will be available via Twitch: Twitch.Tv/UndergroundAlley

    And ustream.tv/channel/extra-life-2013-jacksonville-fl

    The Ustream will be our main coverage, with interviews throughout the day and lots of other fun things. Make sure to tune in that day to win prizes and cheer the team on as they raise a ton of money to help sick kids.

    Thor: The Dark World 3D Advance Screening Raffle

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    The story of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, continues in Thor: The Dark World on November 8th, 2013. Can’t wait to watch it? Maybe you won’t have to!

    We are raffling off  on pair of tickets to an advance screening of Thor: The Dark World in 3D.

    When: Monday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m.

    Where: AMC Regency 24
    9451 Regency Square Blvd.
    Jacksonville, Florida

    How to enter the raffle:                                                                                imgres
    We are fund raising for Extra Life, a 25 hour video game marathon on November 2nd to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. To enter this raffle, simply donate $5 to anyone on Team Jax. Make sure to write “Thor” in the “message to fundraiser” section when you make your tax deductible amazing charitable donation. Each $5 donation to help sick kids, counts as one entry into the raffle, so $50 gets you ten entries and so on.

     

    Winner will be selected on Monday, October 28th at 12:00 p.m. (EST) and tickets will be mailed out that same day!

    *Special thanks to Max Michaels of Movie Mob for donating these tickets to Extra Life and Team Jax

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    Extra Life 2013 Dates Announced

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    The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have announced the date for their annual gamer driven fund raiser.  This year, Extra Life will take place on Nov. 2, 2013.

    Extra Life is a 24-hour video game marathon, started in 2008 by the Sarcastic Gamer website.  Since its inception, Extra life has brought together thousands of gamers and donors, along with hundreds of websites.   Together, they have raised millions of dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals globally.

    We are absolutely thrilled, but not surprised, with 2012’s amazing team effort to help kids at hospitals across North America and beyond,” said Jeromy “Doc” Adams, founder of Extra Life and the program’s director at CMN Hospitals. “Gamers of all kinds and ages came through and showed their ability to impact their communities through gaming. Our participants and supporters once again showed the Extra Life movement has the momentum to keep growing.

                                                                                    
    This year’s Extra Life marathon begins at 8 a.m. in your local time zone on Nov. 2, 2013 and ends at 8 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2013.  For details on how to sign up for Extra Life, individuals or teams may visit www.extra-life.org/

    About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

    Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

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