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MVCC Strategic Gaming Club hosting gaming marathon for Children’s Miracle Network
Oct 19, 2018
The Mohawk Valley Community College Strategic Gaming Club will host its annual Extra Life Weekend Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 27-28, in the first-floor lobby of the Information Technology Building at the College’s Utica Campus. This 24-hour gaming marathon will benefit Extra Life, a grassroots movement that mobilizes gamers of all types to help Children’s Miracle Network hospitals treat sick and injured children. This is the sixth year the club has taken part in the Extra Life movement.
The marathon will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and run through 8 a.m. Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, the club invites the public to join them in gaming and raising money. There will be board games, video games, and card games. Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win a 19-inch TV, PlayStation 4, and other prizes. All proceeds will go to St. Luke’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network. To donate, visit https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=41212.
“Extra Life gives gamers a chance to take one of the things we love the most, playing games, and use them to help our local community,” said Melissa Barlett, Ph.D., assistant professor in MVCC’s Math and Natural Sciences Department and advisor to the Strategic Gaming Club. “The students really get excited about this event every year, and it’s their enthusiasm to help raise money ‘for the kids’ that makes this a success.”
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