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Play Games, Change the Future 

Since 2015, more than 2,200 heroes have raised more than $330,000 for Penn State Health Children’s Hospital by Gaming for Good.

What does it mean to Game for Good? Gaming for good is about playing the games that bring us joy to help bring others joy. EVERYONE is welcome! Whether you're a daily Wordle player, a member of an eSports team, a mini-golf expert or an Animal Crossing architect, there's space for you to raise funds for kids in need through your way to play. Turn your love for gaming into dollars raised for Penn State Health Children’s Hospital.

Special thanks to our 2024 Extra Life sponsor, The Hershey Company!


How do I get started?

  1. Sign up for Extra Life. Don’t forget to select Penn State Health Children’s Hospital as the hospital you intend to support.
  2. Fundraise & Recruit – Once you have your fundraising page set up share it with your family and friends and encourage them to support you.

Sample Social Media Post: I’ve turned my passion for gaming into helping kids at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. Why? [insert your why]. Will you help me reach my goal of $[insert dollar goal] this year? [Insert information about your gaming activities, including a link to your stream (if applicable) and any donation challenges you may decide]. Together we’ll give the #GiftofGrowingUp to kids at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital.

  1. Play games, change the future! Download national and local resources and tools to support your gaming efforts.
  2. Join the worldwide Extra Life community.
  3. Join the Extra Life Hershey Guild Discord, or learn more about the different Hershey Guild leadership opportunities here.
  4. Reach out to Katie Anderson at [email protected] or Jen Gulbrandsen at [email protected] if you have further questions or would like to schedule a meeting!


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any events I can participate in? 

You can host an Extra Life gaming activity at any time. But the Extra Life community hosts three events annually: 

  • Table Top Appreciation Weekend (April)
  • Extra Life United (July)
  • Extra Life Game Day Marathon (First weekend in November)

You can also check out our live-updated events calendar to find out more information on local community events and how to join:


Are sponsorship opportunities available?

Absolutely! We have sponsorship opportunities available to support our gaming heroes. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

How can I connect with other gamers?


Additional resources:

Meet Miracle Gamer Christopher
Download local Extra Life social graphics
General media toolkit (general graphics, logos)
Live stream toolkit (Zoom backgrounds, streaming overlays, etc.)
Extra Life partnership guide (employee engagement ideas)
Facebook Extra Life page