24-hour gaming marathon raises money for Children’s Miracle Network

Area kids are helping sick children by spending their weekend gaming.

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital is sponsoring a 24-hour Gaming Marathon.  It’s a whole day of gaming starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Gamers get sponsors to pay for at least one dollar per hour of their time spent gaming. Last year alone, gamers raised more than $14 million nationwide for sick children and their families.

Just because it’s a gaming marathon, it doesn’t mean your kids have to spend their time in front of the T.V.

“What’s really interesting about this is, it’s any kind of game. It’s not just video gaming, it’s across all platforms, so table top gaming, doing anything like that,” said Rena Cash from Children’s Miracle Network. 

The event is put on by C-M-N’s fundraising program called Extra-Life. You can sign up for the marathon at www.extra-life.org.