It has been a while since I’ve done one of these Community Spotlights, but I figured now would be as appropriate a time as any seeing as how a friend of mine, Ryan Young aka TRexHunter as he is known on Twitch (I can’t confirm if he actually hunts ferocious dinosaurs in his spare time) will be doing a 24-hour live stream for Extra Life on November 3rd. If you’re unfamiliar with Extra Life, it’s a fundraising and gaming marathon where hundreds of thousands of gamers come together to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since it began in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for sick and injured kids. Ryan’s goal is a modest $1,000 and 100% of the profits will be donated to the Calgary Children’s Hospital.
Feel free to watch the video below of Victoria Enmon, a Leukemia patient who was the inspiration behind Extra Life…
Here’s Ryan’s mission statement:
“On November 3rd, I’ll be playing games for 24 hours straight. Now, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what kind of crazy person would play video games straight for a full day? Well, there is a darn good reason! It’s for the kids! This will be my second year raising funds to go towards Children’s Miracle Network and more specifically the Calgary Children’s Hospital! I had a goal in 2017 of $200. We almost made it. I did this with a couple weeks of trying. this year, I am giving myself more time, doubling down on my efforts, and raised my goal to a lofty $1000. All money donated to me, whether through this page, in person, or through my Twitch channel will be donated to Extra Life who will, in turn, donate all money I raise to the Calgary Children’s Hospital! Let’s work together to help a phenomenal cause. You can find additional details below, and feel free to reach out to me anytime and I will gladly answer any questions you may have! Let’s save some lives and give some kids their One-up!” – TRexHunter
Among all the other players who are taking part in this event, this will be Ryan’s second year. Be sure to show your support and donate to this amazing cause and check out his Twitch channel on November 3rd, where he will be streaming games such as Unreal Tournament, Fallout 76, and many others. – NVJ
For more info on how you can get involved and make a difference, head on over to Extra Life’s website