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2020 Extra Life gamers broke records!

Last year was an unprecedented year in many ways. For Extra Life Hershey, it was a record-breaking year for fundraising. Despite some incredible obstacles, our Extra Life gamers helped raise an incredible $ 51,600 for Penn State Children’s Hospital. 211 Extra Lifers helped us reach this milestone and we are so grateful.

A special thanks to our top fundraising teams:

  • Extra Life Hershey Guild
  • Giant Bomb
  • Mason’s Little Warriors
  • Gaming is Life
  • Rooster Teeth
  • Final Boss Gaming
  • Marbleheads
  • Team Kinds Funny
  • The STEAM Healers
  • Team Kentucky Jacks
  • Apple Store Park City

Here are 3 things you can do to kick off Extra Life 2021!

  1. Set up a Facebook fundraiser for Extra Life
  2. Join our Extra Life Hershey Discord
  3. Get ready to give the #GiftofGrowingUp to kids in Central Pennsylvania

Thanks to our gamers’ efforts we were able to help thousands of kids like our 2020 Miracle Child Champion, Owen.

Owen is showing off a preemie diaper — just like the ones he needed when he was born 14 weeks early. At four months old, Owen developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which severely damaged his intestines. He needed surgery to remove the damaged intestines. As a result, nutrition became a major challenge. At age four, Owen was finally healthy enough to begin solid foods and underwent intense therapy to learn how to eat, starting with just a cake sprinkle! Today, Owen enjoys all kinds of foods. Pizza is his favorite! In addition to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit equipment and programs like Child Life, Owen also benefited from a CMN-funded medical camp — he learned to ride a bike!

Thank you to our gamers for gaming for kids like Owen!