Extra Life 2020!
Extra Life Game Day is one week away! Have you pledged to help sick and injured kids in your community? If so, WELCOME BACK! If not, it’s not too late! Now more than ever sick and injured kids need your help… Last year, Extra Life St. Louis raised $96,000 – 10% of that total was team DEFCON 1 Gaming! Those funds raised through Extra Life St. Louis helped support two amazing initiatives at our member hospitals, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital:
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, responded to the growing need for pediatric behavioral health care, opening a 14-bed inpatient psychiatric unit designed to meet the specific needs of children and adolescents aged five to 17. The unit’s goal is to provide comprehensive care to patients experiencing a mental health crisis and teach them how to regulate their emotions through various coping and self-calming techniques.
Cardinal Glennon added Thor to the family. Thor, a facility dog, will provide service and comfort to approximately 1,300 children annually. In line with Cardinal Glennon’s compassionate and innovative care, Thor brings just that to the patients and so much more. Dogs have proven scientifically that they improve human emotions and well-being. Thor provides motivation and helps normalize the hospital experience for children. He also helps reduce pain perception, depression, anxiety, and loneliness
This year is certainly different than years past but we’re not going to let that stop us from having a great event and raise as much money as we can for a cause we believe in! Throughout this week we will be releasing custom Extra Life/DEFCON 1 Gaming stream overlays and streaming assets to add a little extra flair for your game day experience. These releases will be announced on our discord server, and website.
During Game Day, we will be holding four cooperative events where members of the community can participate in multiplayer social games: Among Us/JackBox/etc… These events will also be coordinated and announced through Discord on Game Day (actual times and game selections to be posted in advance).
Currently, team DEFCON 1 Gaming has raised 26% ($2,637.87) of our $10,000 goal! This is the highest pre-game day percentage to date which makes us hopeful of hitting or team goal. We look forward to gaming with all of you next weekend!
Matt “xeronine” Dunlop