Getting Started

This is for participants who are just joining for their first year.

What is Extra Life?
What is Extra Life and what do we do? Extra Life is a program under Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, that unites thousa...
Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 at 7:46 AM
Where does the money I raise go and how can gaming help children's hospitals?
The money that you raise through Extra Life will go directly to your chosen Children’s Miracle Network Hospital as ‘unrestricted funds’.  This means that th...
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 8:45 AM
What are my options for fundraising in CAD?
My fundraising page and thermometer all show USD. Can I change it to CAD? Currently, the fundraising pages and progress thermometer are all in the base cur...
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 8:45 AM
What are teams?
Extra Life teams are a way for our participants to raise funds as a group! Donations cannot be sent directly to a team, but each person on the team can rais...
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 8:46 AM
How do people get their events started?
You can ask in our Discord server! You can look for the channel that's most related to your question topic on the left, they all start with #. There a...
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 8:47 AM
Who participates in Extra Life?
Anyone and everyone can participate in Extra Life! If you love video games, tabletop games or sports, Extra Life allows you to use your passion for gaming t...
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 8:47 AM
How do I participate in Extra Life?
Register Make sure you've registered for Extra Life! Hit up to sign up! We'll get you started with your very own fundraisin...
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 8:48 AM
What are some fundraising best practices?
We have a wonderful library of fundraising best practices! Take a look here! We also have thousands of gamers in Discord who share their new ideas and s...
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 8:48 AM
What do I do on game day?
It’s totally up to you! You can game from the comfort of your own couch, at your friend’s house, at a rec center—anywhere is fair game (Pun intended. Eyerol...
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 12:53 PM
Can I continue to fundraise even after national game day or tabletop appreciation weekend?
TOTALLY! You can continue to play games to heal kids all year round! Collaborate with other Extra Lifers all year in our Discord!
Tue, 19 May, 2020 at 8:49 AM