Another legendary Extra Life Game Day Weekend is in the books!
On November 6-7 2021, people all over the US participated in the one-of-a-kind 24-hour gaming marathon that brings people together virtually to support children’s hospitals. Over the weekend $3,322,193.71 was raised over the weekend bringing the program to $10,088,728.73 raised year to date in 2021 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
27,416 registered participants put on their game-day faces and amplified the mission to Change Kids Health and Change The Future. They used DonorDrive to manage and accomplish their fundraising goals in a few unique ways:
- Live Fundraising helped them connect their streams on Twitch or Youtube to their fundraising
- Milestones and incentives allowed fundraisers to reward donors in creative ways
- And fundraisers were able to easily reach out to their connections through email, social media, Facebook Fundraisers and even used QR codes and messaging through the new DonorDrive Charity Fundraising app.
Extra Life is nearing the incredible milestone of raising $100 million since 2008. We are proud to be the central place online where the Extra Life community gathers to raise those crucial funds for the past 11 years.
Team DonorDrive once again participated in the epic weekend, Extra-Life'ing our hearts out for the 11th straight year. This year Team DonorDrive crossed a huge milestone in our overall impact for CMN Hospitals - with over $100,000 raised for children's hospitals!
With a mix of Extra Life veterans and new players at the table, our teammates got in the game, set up their streams, created milestones and incentives, and had fun together virtually and in-person throughout the weekend. The strongest of Team DonorDrive who showed real commitment stayed up and gamed for the entire 24 hours at DonorDrive HQ in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Here are some of the Game Day weekend highlights from our team:
Tabletop games, legos, and Rock Band are classic game choices at the DonorDrive office.
Many of the teammates who were not seen live were contributing and providing support behind the scenes to ensure the entire weekend went smoothly with minimal glitches.
The DonorDrive team hit our first 2021 goal of $10,001 funds raised around midday on Saturday, and we've subsequently increased that goal to $13,001 which was crossed on Monday. Now, we’re onto the $15,001 goal before the end of the year. If you want to help us make our goal, join the fun and support Team DonorDrive. It’s all about giving kids a better future because #kidscan’twait.
At DonorDrive, we also love to support content creators who take their streaming to the next level and consistently support charities like Extra Life on their streams. During the weekend, we sent out a few donations to help them reach their fundraising goals.
Clip pulled from @Divatopia_'s stream during Extra Life Game Day Weekend.
“To say the DonorDrive team is highly engaged during Extra-Life weekend is a great understatement!" said Marc Rubner, CEO of DonorDrive. “Our team looks forward to these 24-hour marathons every year. The team’s passion and excitement was born from our role in powering the event from its inception more than a decade ago, and it continues to grow because we know it’s truly making a difference for children. I couldn’t be more proud of DonorDrive’s contributions to this ground-breaking partnership and mission.”