As a kid, I used to love the rare occasion of being allowed to stay up all night with friends and play video games at a sleepover. As an adult, it’s hard to justify taking time like that to hang out with friends and play games into the early morning. However, once a year an amazing excuse comes up to play for 24 hours, that not only is a fun time of gaming, but also raises money for a really important cause – Extra Life!
Extra Life is an organization that began in 2008, and has helped to facilitate this really great gaming marathon for charity every year since. With the goal to play games and heal kids, money that is raised by each team is donated to a local children’s hospital of your choice – The Geekmates have chosen the Janeway’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, which is our local children’s hospital in St. John’s Newfoundland.