Sign-ups for Extra Life just started! Extra Life is an amazing charity event where gamers play games for 24 hours to try and entice friends, family, co-workers, and/or complete strangers to donate. All donated funds go directly to Children's Miracle Network hospitals! You can find out more information here.
Last year I was a donor, which was an extremely important and extremely fun roll. I watched my friends torture themselves and got to make fun of them over the internet. Heh. This year I just couldn't resist putting myself through the same craziness! I will still be donating (especially if it means I can get one of my teammates to do something hilarious) but I will also be raising funds myself.
I am dedicating my donations to Sacred Heart, since that is my work's sister hospital in Spokane. And let me tell you people, Spokane is no joke. That place is a tumbleweed infested desert of a place. These kids need our help! Your donations could get them out of the hospital faster or help with keeping them entertained on longer stays. I mean, they already have to live in Spokane...don't you think they deserve a break when it comes to being sick?
I kid, I kid, Spokane. (Unless you're from Spokane and you totally know what I'm talking about. Come move to Walla Walla. We have trees here.)
The actual event isn't until October, but I set my goal extremely high--one thousand buckeroos!--so I figure I better get started!
During the actual event, I will likely be giving away Steam games and swag that I get from PAX Prime to donors. I wanted to do something special though for anyone who donates early.
If you donate to my Extra Life page from today (July 13th, 2012) to PAX Prime (August 31st, 2012) I will mark your name down on a list. From this list I will use a random name picker to choose three names. Those three people will get a custom portrait from me. Here is my Deviant Art page, and a few examples below:
Now, I'm not claiming to be some kind of art genius, but I love to paint and I think these are pretty fun! I'll mix a picture of you with any character you'd like. Or, if you don't want a self portrait, I am happy to substitute for a painting on a subject of your choice.
And don't worry, you won't miss out on the actual event. You'll still be entered for PAX Prime swag and Steam games, but I will only offer these paintings as a prize to the early birds.
Please consider donating! This is for a great cause, run by great people, to help out some fantastic kids.
You can donate by clicking the winged controllers below or by clicking the donate button on the right hand side bar! Thanks again! <3
(And come on...you did NOT need that $5 Steam game from the Summer Sale. You could spare $5 to help some children and wait until the Christmas Sale to buy that game!)
(Also, if you donate early and get picked but don't want a painting I won't be offended!)