Gaming Marathon FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the 2 Flights Up Extra Life Gaming Marathon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; October 17-18, 2015

There seems to be some bit of confusion about our gaming marathon this month. Hopefully this FAQ will clear some of that up.

Q: When is the gaming marathon taking place?
A: From 11:00 AM, Saturday October 17th to 11:00 AM, Sunday October 18th, in conjunction with our normal monthly All Day Game Day.

Q: Does it cost $$ to attend?  
A: The Marathon is happening in conjunction with our normal monthly All Day Game Day. There is a $5 fee to attend all our monthly game days, unless you sign up (at least a week in advance) to GM a game. Due to the length of this Game Day, we’re accepting more GM submissions than we normally do. Please go to our submission page to sign up.

Q: Do I have to stay for the whole 24 hours?
A: NO! You can come and stay for as long as you wish.

Q: If I “Join the Team”, do I have to stay for the whole 24 hours?
A: No, stay as long as you’re able. (Hint – if you can’t make 24 hours in one stretch, commit to coming to our weekly game nights or “normal” All Day Game Days until you’ve accumulated 24 hours.)

Q: Do I HAVE to donate to the Childrens’ Miracle Network Hospital in order to attend?
A: No. While we would welcome your support for this important cause, you do not have to make a donation to attend the Game Day. We still want to have as many gamers and GMs having fun as possible, and with 24 hours to play, we’ll have plenty of opportunity!

Q: How do I “Join the Team”?
A: Go to this page and click on JOIN OUR TEAM.

Q: Do I have to ‘Join the Team’ to contribute?
A: No!

Q: How do I donate without joining the team?
A: Go to this page and click on Roster. Then choose one of the team members and click on their name. Then click on SUPPORT ME.

Q: If I DO want to contribute to the cause, but I can’t or don’t want to go to the game day, can I still contribute?
A: Absolutely! See the instructions above.

Q: On the Extra Life sign up page, it says I have to put a minimum of $100 for my goal. Do I have to pay $100?
A: No. One hundred dollars is the minimum GOAL, but you won’t be required to put in that yourself. You SHOULD encourage your friends and family to support you by going to your fundraising page and donating.

Q: What is Extra Life?
A: Extra Life is an organization of gamers which raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Q: Where does the money go?
A: The money that you raise through Extra Life will go directly to your chosen Children’s Miracle Network Hospital as ~unrestricted funds’. This means that the hospital decides where and how to spend the money to ensure the dollars you raise make the biggest impact in the lives of the kids they treat. 

There are a lot of charities out there, and many are worthy of your support.   However, we’ve all heard stories about charities that don’t quite live up to their names, where much of the money raised DOESN’T get to the people that need it.   Thankfully, there are organizations that keep an eye on those charities. 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is rated very highly by at least 3 of these watchdog agencies, so you should feel comfortable donating, because your dollars are going directly to where the need is.

GuideStar  5 of 5 Stars

Charity Navigator  4 of 4 Stars

Give.Org  (BBB Wise Giving Alliance) 20 / 20 Standards for Charity Accountability