About the Giant Bomb team
This will be the 8th year of the Giant Bomb team participating in Extra-life. Last year was a big one for us. We passed $1,000,000 raised in lifetime donations! That's a huge achievement but why stop there? Can't stop won't stop doing it for the kids.
Let’s face it. Most of us are playing video games for a disgusting amount of time already. It may as well be for a good cause AND IT’S SO EASY TO JOIN! Head over to https://www.extra-life.org where you can join the team during the account sign-up process or if you already have an account go to the team page (https://www.extra-life.org/team/giantbomb) and join there.
How do I get people to give me money for the kids?
This is the hardest part but also the most rewarding. Live streams are a great way to encourage donations. If you’re going to stream do everything you can to make it a quality production. We’re talking shiny graphics, lower thirds with a donation link, code giveaways, donations alerts, etc.
Finding a theme for your stream helps a bunch. It gives you a goal to focus on and something for your viewers to rally behind. Maybe you’re going to play all of the Halo games or 24 hours of Dota 2 because you like good video games.
I'm a busy person. I don't have time to play video games!
No worries friend you can still help. Check out the roster of team Giant Bomb and donate to someone you like the look of.
I’ve joined the Giant Bomb team. What now?
This most important part of Extra-Life is the build up to November 3rd. Use all that time to spread the word and plan your live stream. Once you’ve signed up post the link to your donation page and any live streams you may be doing in this thread. If you have any questions post them here and I’ll try to help out. This really is a community effort.
Q: What if I can’t commit to that date or the entire time?
A: The idea and spirit of Extra Life is that everyone pulls together at the same time, but we know that’s not going to be possible for everyone. Don’t let a commitment on the 3rd stop you from joining. Just do what you can and make up the game time later. What matters most is the time you put in BEFORE the event to raise money for these kids.
Q: What if I can’t finish the full 24 hours due to commitments or exhaustion?
A: If you won’t be able to finish the whole thing, you can make up the remaining hours later. It’s all on the honour system and what really matters is that we’re all raising money for a great cause. Your sponsors should know they are supporting the cause whether you crash on hour 18 or not.
Q: How is the money collected? Where does it go?
A: Credit card donations may be made on a participant's fundraising page. Cash and check donations will be collected by participants and submitted to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. All funds will be disbursed directly to the hospital selected during registration.