Extra Life is a gaming marathon where gamers pledge to play games for 24 hours and ask family, friends and social media followers to donate to their fundraising goal for their local children’s hospital.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, Lackawanna College’s E-sports team will hold a gaming event from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Bartari, located at 101 Adams Ave. in Scranton. The public is welcome to attend in person or watch the team’s live stream on Twitch. The gamers will have challenges throughout the day to encourage people to donate to their cause.
Bartari will offer food and drink specials, and through their “Quarters for Kids” event, will donate all proceeds from games played during the day to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.
The Extra Life program began in 2008 as a fundraising effort for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and has raised more than $100 million nationwide through the program since its inception.
Money raised through Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger programs stays local and supports pediatric care throughout Geisinger by providing funds for equipment, services and programs for the care of local children. Visit the CMN website, to see a complete list of items and programs provided by donations.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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