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Extra Life and PlayStation Raise More Than $4 Million for Children’s Hospitals

Jeromy Adams's Avatar + Posted by Jeromy Adams on Nov 27, 2013 // Director, Extra Life

On November 2nd, 2013, thousands of PlayStation community members helped raise more than $4,000,000 for sick and injured kids at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Together with gamers from around the world, we successfully raised more funds for these kids with Extra Life in 2013, than in the entire five-year history of the event COMBINED.

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit association that organizes Extra Life, has been working with children’s hospitals across the country for the past 30 years. Older generations will remember the telethons and fundraising drives that attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood to help raise money for this cause. In recent years, Extra Life has become a rising force for this cause and people are beginning to see that gamers’ passion is more than just for playing games; it’s a shared bond through gaming. And when we all see an opportunity to help raise money for a cause, we as the gaming community step right up and knock it out of the park!

We’re blown away when we think about what the Extra Life community has accomplished in the past six years; doubling their size and funds raised for children’s hospitals year after year. What started as a gathering of local gamers in Texas has grown into an international movement that is changing kids lives from all around the world.

So, on behalf of the more than 62 kids that enter our hospitals every minute and their grateful families; on behalf of the doctors, nurses, Child Life Specialists, and staff at our 170 local Children’s hospitals; and in memory of Victoria Jo Enmon (Tori) in whose memory Extra Life was created… thank you.

This, my friends, is what Greatness looks like to me. It looks like the PlayStation community. It looks like you. Thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts.

The final total for Extra Life will not be known until shortly after the New Year. However, gamers can still sign up and raise funds until Dec. 31st. If you’d like to make a direct donation to your local hospital and have your greatness counted in this year’s amazing total, please visit http://extra-life.org/donate today to select your hospital and make your gift.

Thanks again; you guys freakin’ rock.

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15 Comments

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+ Rezolution77 on November 27th, 2013 at 2:02 pm said:

Now if only I could find someone to sponsor me in this event.


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+ jayrabbit on November 27th, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

thanks playstation for teaming up with us, jay rab was able to raise $600 during the event on nov 2 and was able to give out over 50 games to those who watched my stream.


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+ Y2David on November 27th, 2013 at 3:00 pm said:

This year was great with PlayStation helping out with he voucher codes, very nice of making it to the 4 million mark, we got many to donate and did better than ever this year, we still got one more month to go to kick butt and raise as much as we can for Extra Life.


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+ INFIDEL_JIHAD on November 27th, 2013 at 4:16 pm said:

Alot of the stuff i see on the web makes me wanna lose my faith in humanity , and then i see something like this… Good job everyone


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+ carlpain on November 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm said:

This is great. Good job, guys. Sometimes I think that companies should do what the Humble Bundle does: Get a couple of games and sell them for whatever you can donate. I’m pretty sure that MS did this a couple of times. It’ll be nice if Sony could do the same. I’m pretty sure that a lot of people will donate a good amount of money.


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+ ichigoNkurosaki on November 27th, 2013 at 6:26 pm said:

ShadowGun Deadzone for the vita!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g19Oe9Y2CBk Please, hope you look into it.


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+ TimMalouff on November 27th, 2013 at 6:48 pm said:

@carlpain Sony kind of did this they had the special PlayStation Greatness donation level for $20
For the first 10,000 people you received a 5-code bundle
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
A Month of PS Plus (Stackable and no credit card needed!)
WipeOut HD (PS3)
When Vikings Attack (PS3/Vita)
Extra Life Theme (PS3)


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+ xerzewatt on November 27th, 2013 at 6:53 pm said:

@TimMalouff Yeah that was pretty cool. Unfortunately, I still didn’t get my codes and extra life did not reply my mail. Should I contact Sony for that?


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+ Boxster17 on November 27th, 2013 at 7:00 pm said:

That’s awesome guys and I’m sure it’ll only grow next year considering how easy it is now with PS4 streaming.


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+ carlpain on November 27th, 2013 at 10:47 pm said:

@TimMalouff: Thanks. I didn’t know that. I always try to donate money for charity when I can. I will keep my eyes open to see when it is the next event.


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+ RE_Player on November 27th, 2013 at 10:56 pm said:

Very cool.


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+ Gatonejo on November 28th, 2013 at 7:39 am said:

Thank you for supporting this event. Great job! The codes you provided helped a lot, I gave them to people who sponsored me.


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+ mikedo2007 on November 28th, 2013 at 7:53 am said:

I think this is the sweetest thing Sony did, I like seeing news like this more often!!!


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+ filitustrein on November 28th, 2013 at 8:56 am said:

It was great to see Playstation teaming up with Extra Life. The codes were very helpful to our team, we raised more than $5,500 this year. I hope this partnership continue forever so we can keep helping kids. Great Job!!!


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+ REDSHADOW559 on November 29th, 2013 at 5:40 pm said:

nice cameo and listing thanks :)…. in Contrast for ps4,


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