|This year's Extra Life details|
In the beginning ...Our first year of Extra Life was in 2012. It is kind of funny to think of that as a significant amount of time ago, but to put it in perspective I had two kids in 2012, and I currently have four kids. A lot can change in a few years!
Our Extra Life experience started when my wife Amy challenged me to do something more meaningful with my favorite hobby, gaming, rather than simply engaging in that pastime alone. She wanted me to make a difference, which I understood. After considering what that should mean, I decided to jump on the internet and search for something, anything that stuck out to me with regards to gaming for good. I found Child's Play and Extra Life.
|Another wonderful gaming focused charity|
As for Extra Life, I started reading about how the charity began, about Victoria Enmon, about how many kids enter Children's Miracle Network hospitals today, and about how people like Jeromy "Doc" Adams just wanted to make a difference. There it was, people making a difference by playing games and raising money as a community for kids in need to receive the treatment and care they need at these hospitals. The pitch resonated with me, and I was in.