Saturday, October 20, 2012 in the CSUB Student Union from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Campus Gamers will be hosting the Extra-Life Gaming Marathon. In order to be able to come out and participate there is a minimum fundraising goal of $20 when you either donate individually or go out to raise funds that benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
The Bakersfield Memorial Hospital will receive 100 percent of the proceeds raised through the Marathon. They will be selling bracelets among other items to raise funds for the hospital. There will also be drawings and a ticket is given for every $10 raised where an individual can choose which prize package to enter. The Extra-Life Gaming Marathon is sponsored by Panda Express who will be providing food to participants as well as the Student Union.
The community is invited to attend the fundraiser and help team CSU Bakersfield which is currently at the top 4% of teams raising money.
Edward Webb, the Campus Gamers founder shared insight into the event saying, “One of the things is Children’s Miracle Network receives one hundred percent of the profits which go to the institute. All overhead fees are covered by corporate.” He proceeded to share what people should expect for the gaming marathon, “There are over three-hundred games to choose from and between fifteen to twenty consoles and one hundred board games.” There will be regulations in place for minors since this is an event open to the public. All adult rated materials will be checked out to people over the age of eighteen; however, teenagers can still play the game with proper supervision.
There is still a chance to register for team CSU Bakersfield in the Extra-Life Gaming Marathon by going to www.extra-life.org . For further detail of the event or how to get involved email email@example.com.
Lizet Vazquez – CSUB Public Affairs Intern