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Hello and, for some of you, welcome back! I'll be trying to lead the Extra Life team again for 2017, but I will be needing help! With Amoebic's help we had our most successful year, bringing in $4,078.46 before January 1st. 2017. All of that money was distributed throughout the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of North America, arming the medical industry with more funds to help children and families suffering a wide variety of ailments and conditions.
If you're not familiar, Extra Life is a charity dedicated to Children's Hospitals. The big draw is that, instead of seeking sponsorship for a running or biking marathon, you'll instead be seeking sponsorship to play video games for 24-hours straight on "Game Day". In 2017, Game Day is officially November 4th (and, falling on daylight savings time, means you can optionally challenge yourself to play for 25-hours straight instead). However, you don't have to adhere to this day or timeframe. Many players with families or busy schedules not only choose alternate days, but also divide the work across multiple days.
For 2017, I'd like to better plan out the streaming schedule for game day, community games, and handling communication between streamers.
In addition, I'd also like to see if we could have rotating members of the community do regular streaming events on the GamersWithJobs Twitch channel to better interact with the community, increase community awareness and involvement, and perhaps find more recruits. It could also build opportunities for different streamers and team members that don't often communicate much to develop a better rapport that will make Game Day both more comfortable and entertaining.
This thread is for brainstorming, advice seeking, advice giving, and gauging interest in select multiplayer games. Feel free to post any ideas, suggestions, or questions.