Hello everyone... Extra Life is upon us!
This event will cost $15.00 per person to attend. The cost breaks down to $10.00 towards EXP for the cost of the venue, and $5.00 towards food/drink (Pizza, snacks, soda, and water). Any food money left over will be donated to the charity. This ensures that everyone will be able to eat and have beverages during the event. If you'd like to donate more money to the charity, feel free! We can take donations on site via cash, card, or Paypal.
If you weren't able to raise any money, please think of making a small donation instead, as this is a charity event. The donation could be in cash, food, drink, etc. (If purchasing food or drink, please note we have 15 people RSVP'd in attendance.)
Please see Steve's comment below regarding what EXP has to offer for games. It would be wise to bring an additional controller for a system of chocie and maybe even some games you want to play in case EXP doesn't offer the game or only has a limited amount of copies.
The venue is open to the public during our event, so feel free to invite friends and family to come out and game.
I hope you're all ready to game all day and all night! Bring your friends out for this event and enjoy a great marathon for a great cause!
This year, we want to start early raising money for kids at the Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.
If you choose to join the team, you will work towards a fundraising goal. This year, I want to challenge everyone for our team to work towards raising $2000.00. Last year we raised $830.00.
If you are interested in joining our team, you can join at the following link: http://www.extra-life.org/
Click to register and click "Join a Team." Then find the "Chicago VGC" team and click to join. Select the "IL-Lurie's Children Hospital" (or any other hospital if you choose), and you're good to go. We'll be hosting meetups to raise money for this and will also look for a hosting site for the group.
Extra-Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon (supposedly it's 25 hours this year), where you raise money for kids and then game for 24 hours straight. It's like a relay for life but you game instead of walk.
Email me with any questions, and again check out their site to register:
Use this page to RSVP and ask questions/comments. We'll have Google Hangouts for more planning sessions!