'Extra Life Marathon' raises money for Alaska kids
Video game enthusiasts converged at the Sullivan Arena Saturday and Sunday-- gaming for 25 straight hours to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. Led by Warehouse 49, a local organization that hosts local area network (LAN) parties to benefit local charities; the gamers received pledges totaling $50,000.
The "Extra Life" marathon started in 2008, bringing gamers from around the country together to do what they love while raising money for kids. Over $30 million has been raised since the marathon's inception.
E-Games, short for electronic games, is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. There are scholarship opportunities for kids looking to go to college and eventually turn pro.
If you're interested in getting involved with the local gaming community or would like to donate to one their charitable causes, find Warehouse 49 online.