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Hosting a 49-hour charity video games stream to benefit children's hospitals in the Bay Area


Hello, dear readers. I am participating in an event called Extra Life, a worldwide gaming marathon where individuals form teams and raise money for Children's Miracle Network, a charity that directly benefits children's hospitals around the country.

Each year, gamers stream themselves playing games for as long as they can -- typically 24 hours -- and solicit 100 percent tax deductible donations. In its history, Extra Life has raised over $30 million for the Children's Miracle Network.

My stream will include myself, my fiancee and eight friends who have traveled to my home from around the world and will include 49 consecutive hours of gaming. During the stream, I also invite everyone to watch me get married to my fiancee, likely in our pajamas while we're running on fumes.

This is a very important cause for me and is something that I plan to do every year for the rest of my life, if possible. Kids should never be sick. Kids should never be unable to get the care they need.

Our group is part of the larger team for gaming website Giant Bomb, which itself is nearing the $1 million mark raised over the past few years of participating. My team offshoot goal is a modest $2550, double what we raised last year. Our specific page will contribute to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in the California Bay Area

We will be streaming from 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, November 4 through 7 a.m. ET on Monday, November 6. I will be getting married on stream at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, and we plan on doing a three-hour sports block on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET through 6 p.m. ET. We plan on playing a number of sports games during this block.

You can find our project page right here, and a link to the event page where the stream will be is right here. I will have an article about this on the day of, with more links to the live stream but you can donate now if you'd like.

Project page/schedule/list of games: http://extra-life.org/participant/board-8-supergroup
Twitch channel if YouTube isn't your thing: https://go.twitch.tv/ninnyjams
Archive from last year's stream: https://goo.gl/nYisnD
Facebook shareable post: https://www.facebook.com/ninnyjams/posts/704033436461273
Twitter shareable post: https://twitter.com/JamesBradySBN/status/915998128800755718

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