The event will start on Saturday, October 20 at 8:00am. I’ve already talked to my FLGS, Hypermind, and tentative plans are to camp out there for 24 hours, finishing up at 8:00am on Sunday, October 21. Extra Life itself isn’t all that strict on how you get in your time, but I think it would be a much bigger event if we really stick to it, vowing to stay there the whole time and play games more or less continually. So in that vein, I’ve already talked to Chick-fil-A about possibly supporting us with some sustenence, and I’m making plans to contact some other local restaurants as well to keep us alive and munching all day long.
So in addition to just announcing the birth of this team, Exploring Games for Kids!, I’m also asking for your help. For those of you in my game group or even just somewhat local to the Burlington area, I’d love to have you join the team. Just let me know, or go straight to the team page and register directly with Extra Life. You can also check out the BGG guild for the Hypermind Boardgamers, where we’ll be talking about logistics and making plans.
But for everyone else out there, what I and the kids really need are financial donations. By going to my Extra Life page, you can click on Support Me! to make a pledge right there using almost any credit card. You can pledge whatever you can and want to give, either as a one-time donation or on a subscription basis over a number of months. And all donations are tax deductible, of course. I’ve set a personal goal of $300 and a team goal of $1,500, but I really think that we can blow way past that with all of your help.
I’ll be mentioning this again from time to time, and you’ll be able to track our progress with the little widget thingy on my sidebar. But more than anything, I ask that you just look for whatever opportunity you can take to get involved in helping these great hospitals and the children they serve.