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Extra Lifers Play Games to Change Kids’ Health During Sixth Annual Tabletop Appreciation Weekend

This past Friday-Sunday, Extra Lifers participated in the sixth annual Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend. It’s a special time of the year for Extra Lifers to let their tabletop love shine and maybe, just maybe, rope their friends into another hyper-competitive game of Risk. The event has proven to be an enduring favorite among members of the Extra Life community.

As more people have started dusting off board games or running one-shot RPGs, Tabletop Appreciation Weekend has grown. Years ago, tabletop gamers managed to raise just about $60,000 USD. That number jumped to over $92,000 in 2022! Over the weekend, over 900 Extra Lifers managed to reach the $80 USD fundraising goal to unlock a Dice Rolling Tray from our friends at Norse Foundry.

Over the weekend, we spent time checking in with many of the Extra Lifers streaming their events on Twitch. We met all kinds of cool and interesting people with deeply moving stories and silly winks at their cameras. Here is some of what our awesome community members were up to:

Thank you to all of those who spent their weekend rolling dice, shuffling cards, and checking stats! Shout out to Tabletop Live Network (TLN) for their 63-hour stream featuring 31 streamers benefiting Extra Life. Each streamer raided into the next scheduled streamer pulling the audience along for a wonderful showcase of tabletop games. Together, they more than doubled their fundraising goal and generated over $11,000 in donations to local member children’s hospitals. TLN graced us with their communities’ big hearts, and we are grateful for all their efforts! 

Thank you for the impact you’ve made on local member hospitals. If you weren’t able to join us this weekend, no worries! You can support Extra Life and your local member children’s hospital all year long.

Sign up for Extra Life on DonorDrive or Tiltify to change kids’ health to change the future for children treated in member children’s hospitals around the U.S. and Canada by playing games! Whether you’re into board games, video games, crafts, etc., there is a place for you at Extra Life!