MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Gamers of all ages can do what they do best and help WVU Children’s Hospital at Ruby Memorial on Saturday, Oct. 25, Extra Life’s National Game Day.

The grassroots gaming experience lets gamers register for free at www.Extra-Life.org, select their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, establish a fundraising goal, and seek donations from friends and family. National Game Day begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and ends at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All kinds of games qualify for the marathon – from PS4, smartphone and Facebook games, board games, basketball, tabletop games, etc.

Since 2008, tens of thousands of participants have raised more than $8 million on behalf of this Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program. All secure donations made on behalf of Extra Life participants stay local to WVU Children’s Hospital to serve women and children across the region by providing state-of-the-art, family-centered care.

“Extra Life has grown dramatically because it answers a very simple question: how can I use my love of gaming to make life better for kids in my community,” Jeromy Adams, founder and managing director of Extra Life, said. “The call to give back is connecting children’s hospital advocates across North America — from families to college students and everyone in between. Extra Life’s a movement bonded by passion, formed by gamers, and committed to helping local hospitals just like WVU Children’s Hospital.”

In addition to registering for Extra Life, folks can check out www.facebook.com/ExtraLife4Kids and www.twitter.com/ExtraLife4Kids for more information.

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For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
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