The KeepItNerdy.com team will be streaming for 24 hours starting on November 3rd at 9am EST and ending on November 4th at 9am EST for Extra Life 2018.
So what is Extra Life?
Glad you asked.
Extra Life is a fundraising program of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since their inception in 2008, Extra Life has helped unite thousands of gamers from across the world to raise money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and has successfully raised over $40 million for the cause. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids.
You may be thinking, why does Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals need your support?
We thought you’d ask. So here’s a handy infographic to break down some statistics for you.
If you’re not one for pretty pictures telling you everything you need to know, here’s a blurb straight from Extra Life..
More than 10 million kids enter Children’s Miracle Network Hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Extra Life is among various programs that support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Want to help?
We’ll make it super easy for you to get involved.
First, you can donate.
The KeepItNerdy.com team is setting a goal of $200. You can donate directly to our team by clicking here or clicking the pretty picture below. (If you couldn’t tell, we were a big fan of picture books growing up).
Each member of the KeepItNerdy.com team has set individual goals and have selected a local hospital to support. Click each photo to access the team members page and learn more about what Extra Life means to them.
You can also join our team and stream on your own.
To join our team, head over to the KeepItNerdy.com Extra Life page and choose ‘Join Team’.
Members of the community who have joined our team!
This section will be updated frequently when other creators join the team.
Bryan Valdes a.k.a. Theaveragenoob.
Bryan has a passion for helping others, and for playing Fortnite. He streams regularly on Facebook Gaming and is a Level Up Creator, just like us! Be sure to give his page a like.
Other ways to get involved?
Share this post or our team page with your friends and family. Share it across Facebook and Twitter. Scream the URL from the mountain tops (although, not sure how effective that will be but we’ll encourage it).
Most importantly, tune in and watch us stream on November 3rd starting at 9am EST. And, share that live stream with your friends and family.
We will be finalizing the schedule within the next few weeks and update this post with what games we’ll be streaming and when. We will also be giving away a ton of prizes on our Facebook stream over the course of 24 hours. What kind of prizes? Well, most of them are a secret for now but you can win awesome things like Overwatch keys, tons of other game keys, and other prizes TBD. All you have to do is tune in to our stream on November 3rd starting at 9am EST and comment to be entered.
So where should you go on November 3rd, starting at 9am EST?