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Extra Life United elevated by the dedication of gaming influencers

That’s a wrap on Extra Life United 2020! We might not have had a physical event this year, but taking the event digital demonstrated just how passionate the Extra Life community can be. Hundreds of streamers, content creators, and Extra Life fundraisers gathered for online tournaments and charity drives. The hearts for kids in hospitals across North America you all demonstrated was truly inspirational.

By the time Extra Life United came to an end, you all had collectively raised nearly $375,000 USD to support the COVID-19 Impact Fund. We want to thank everyone who helped put us over that astonishing number. That kind of fundraising deserves to be lauded as a true achievement. So, from the bottom of our hearts and on behalf of all the kids that your efforts will help: THANK YOU!!

We especially want to honor our Extra Life Ambassadors who turned out to support us at Extra Life United and personally raised hundreds and thousands of dollars for their local children’s hospitals:

Comicstorian appeared on his streaming channel EligibleMonster to play games for the kids of Children’s Hospital Colorado. By the time Extra Life United closed, he had fundraised $1,810 USD that will go to COVID-19 treatment for the kids.

DataDave raised $846 USD for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta through his streaming efforts on Twitch and offering Logitech Lightspeed jackets as incentives along with a gaming mouse and the prospect of a future Resident Evil 3 playthrough on his channel.

DeeJay Knight leveraged his Twitch audience to fundraise $1,000 USD for kids at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas.

Greenskull represented Extra Life’s Mixer streamers and successfully raised over $700 USD for SickKids in Toronto.

KawaiiGuy (aka Jon Brence) brought in $2,510 USD for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by streaming with shoutouts, physical thank you cards, and the ability to co-host a stream with him sometime. He also served as a judge for the Extra Life Hackathon.

Jon Falloutt fought to bring in funds for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He successfully raised $1,255 USD for the kids in Chicago.

KungFuFruitCup raised $1,342 USD for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (in Richmond, Virginia) with funny voices and songs as donation incentives.

MsTeamKK threw her streaming skills into Extra Life United on behalf of Phoenix Children’s and tapped into her audience to raise $650 USD to support the COVID-19 Impact Fund.

OMGitsfirefoxx flexed her fundraising muscles on behalf of the kids being treated by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and raised a whopping $3,086 USD!

StacyPlays made Primary Children’s Hospital her priority, bringing in $1,720 USD for the kids of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Yorcia streamed for Children’s Hospital Colorado, more than quadrupling her fundraising goal to end with $4,530 USD!

I bears repeating: Thank you all so very, very much. You didn’t have to put so much time and energy in, but you did. You all embody what makes Extra Life so special. You’re willing to go the extra mile to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society. You don’t do it for the rewards or the recognition, you do it simply because it’s the right thing to do.

You’re all incredible. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. Times are tough for many people right now, but you have given so much hope to your audiences and the kids who will directly benefit from the work you do. <3

Don’t forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!