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MVCC Strategic Gaming Club raises $2,100 for Children’s Miracle Network
Dec 13, 2017
For the fifth consecutive year, the Strategic Gaming Club at Mohawk Valley Community College participated in Extra Life, a nationwide fundraiser uniting gamers around the world in support of the Children’s Miracle Network, by hosting a 24-hour gaming marathon that raised $2,100 for St. Luke’s Hospital.
To mark its fifth year of participation, the club set a fundraising goal of $2,000 in hopes of surpassing previous years — and they did it! The club raised $2,100 during last month’s gaming marathon by holding multiple tournaments (League of Legends, Smash Bros, and Magic: The Gathering) with all entry fees donated, and by selling T-shirts, buttons, pens, and lanyards to commemorate the club’s fifth anniversary with Extra Life.
“It was our biggest year in terms of money and people, with probably over 100 participants,” said Melissa Barlett, Ph.D., Associate 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 it a success.”
It’s not too late to donate. The club is taking donations for Extra Life until the end of the year at www.extra-life.org/participant/DocBarlett.
Photo Caption: The MVCC Strategic Gaming Club presents a check for $2,100 to the Children’s Miracle Network at St. Luke’s Hospital. Front row, from left: Kyle White, Diana Feola, Raymond Kent, Tatyana Harvey, Leslee Waters, Edin Muslic, Antonio Grieco. Back row, from left: Jon Speziale; Justin Fleming; Justin Moore; Bryant Platt; Trey Cornish; Kevin Kirk, club vice president; Andrew Clanton, club secretary; Chris Abbe, club president; Assistant Professor Amanda Miller, advisor; Assistant Professor Dr. Melissa Barlett, advisor; and Andrea MacDiarmid, CMN coordinator.
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