Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for local CMN Hospitals.
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February 1, 2017 - Comments Off on What games will I be able to play at Extra Life?
At Extra Life there will be tournaments for games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, etc. Don't worry about your favorite game not being listed because you are welcome to play any game you wish to play at this event. We will even have some board games for those who prefer those.
February 1, 2017 - Comments Off on How do I sign up for Extra Life?
Signing up for Extra Life is super easy! You simply sign up the same way you would sign up for our Big Event by signing up for Donor Drive. You do not need to make a new Donor Drive account if you already have one!
Individual participants or teams are split into color teams. For example, five dancing teams may be added to the “green team”, while another five are added to the “red team”. It’s a way to better organize dancers and produce more competition, as there will be several events throughout HighlanderThon that will require competing with other color teams. Each color team will be assigned a Spirit Captain who will be in charge of leading your color team in fundraising and Color Wars.
September 6, 2015 - Comments Off on Can teams participate in HighlanderThon?
Of course! If you're a Greek Organization, Student Club, or just a Group of Friends who would all like to be on the same team, all you need is one person to be your team captain. The team captain will check “Start a Team” during registration, and everyone who wants to join that team will click “Join a Team” during registration. The minimum is still $62 for every member on the team. But teams can all go out canning and fundraising together. Teams will be kept together when participants are broken up into color teams for HighlanderThon.
September 6, 2015 - Comments Off on Wait, there is a $62 minimum to participate in HighlanderThon?!
Yup. Every participant is being challenged to raise $62 FTK. $62 represents the number of kids that enter a Children’s Miracle Network every minute. If everyone raises $62, we can reach our goal in no time! $62 may sound like a lot at first glance, but it's really easy to raise your fundraising goal! There are numerous ways you can start fundraising. Check out our fundraising resources page to help get you started.
After you register, you can personalize your own fundraising homepage. From there, you can start sending out pre-written emails to all your friends and family to donate to your page. This is the easiest and simplest way to raise money. You can also link to your fundraising page on your social media or via text (use: http://highlanderthon.kintera.org/YourUsername). You can raise your $62 in no-time!
September 6, 2015 - Comments Off on Help! I have an issue with the registration/fundraising system.
If you have an issue registering as an individual participant, joining a team, or want to change your team captain, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you troubleshoot any problem you may be having.
The most common way to get involved in HighlanderThon is to register as a participant! Participants sign up for the entire 12 hours and dance all night long at HighlanderThon. If you're not ready to commit to the entire time or just want to help out, you can always register as a Volunteer. If you're looking to get even MORE involved, you can be apply to become a Spirit Captain or be a member in one or more of our committees. There is a huge variety in ways to get involved - no matter what level of involvement you are seeking, there's a place for you. Check out our "Join a Committee" page for more details.
September 6, 2015 - Comments Off on Do I really have to dance for 12 hours straight?
If you sign up to be a participant, YES - you should stay the entire 12 hours. You won't want to leave! It might sound like a long time, but the Hype will definitely keep you going all night long. With a variety of different theme hours, including Rave Hour in the dead of night, you'll want to keep moving. That's not to say it's not tiring at times - it is, but when energy gets low it's important to remember why we're all there. We're dancing For The Kids and it's all about standing for those who can't.