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Gamers Unite #ForTheKids!

Extra Life began in 2008 in honor of  Victoria “Tori” Enmon, a teenage-game lover, who lost her life to leukemia. Year over year, Extra Life unites thousands of gamers across the world to play games and help raise funds for their local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital. Extra Life welcomes participants of all ages and gaming levels.

Last year, 722 Extra Lifers raised more than $190,000 to help support the care we provide at Children’s Wisconsin! Every year gamers, tech companies and families throughout Wisconsin and upper-peninsula Michigan sign up to fundraise year-round in honor of sick and injured kids, like Tori.

While many Extra Lifers game for good year-round, hundreds sign-up to celebrate National Game Day, happening on Saturday, November 2.

Join the movement:

  1. 1. Register to play at and select Children’s Wisconsin
  2. 2. Find a game to play – As long as you can play it, it’s “fair game”!
  3. 3. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!



Whether you play board games or video games, host 24-hour streaming marathons or game with friends for a few hours – you get to decide how to play #ForTheKids. There are no limits on how, what or when to play, as long as you have fun!

Connect with other participants and learn more at:

Every dollar raised stays local and makes a difference. Thank you to all of our Extra Lifers for harnessing the power of play to help kids!