How You Can Help Raise 100k for Kids

September 4, 2018 | 2 min to read

Roscoe Wetlaufer, Wizards of the Coast

Magic Extra Life, our 48-hour charity stream, returns in 2018 with a more ambitious goal than ever: help raise $100,000 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. This year, we’re asking you to join our efforts!

Host a viewing party in-store and you could get featured on the Magic website.

 

Magic Extra Life Event Details

 

The 48-hour fundraising Twitch stream runs from October 19 to 21. Every donation goes directly from you to Extra Life and a Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

For 2018, the Magic Extra Life event has leveled up. In the past, we’ve run 24 hours of programing, but now we’re all-in for 48. The first 24 will feature Magic: The Gathering Arena play with prominent streamers, and the final 24 will be live from Wizards of the Coast headquarters.

Our Extra Life campaign is three years strong, and each year we’ve helped raise more money than the last. This year we have an even more ambitious goal: $100,000.

For more details and an event schedule, head to the Magic Extra Life team page.

 

Getting Involved

 

This year, we’re asking WPN Members in the US and Canada to create their own pages and host a viewing party in-store. Participating stores can send in photos of their event to WPNStories@Wizards.com. Then we’ll feature select stores in an article on MagicTheGathering.com.

If you’re interested in hosting an event, here are the steps you’ll need to take.

 

  1. Head to the Extra Life website.
  2. Click on the “Sign Up” button.
  3. Fill out your team’s information.
  4. Check that your “Team” has defaulted to Magic: the Gathering. If it does not, select us as your “Team.”
  5. Click “Complete Registration” and you’re done!

 

Now you’ve got a page of your own! Donations to your page add to our team total. All the money goes to Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

So how do players find out about your viewing event? Advertise! Use your page link to post on social media and make announcements at your regular events. Encourage your players to share our efforts and join the viewing party.

Next, you’ll need to prepare for your event. Design an event that best fits your store. You could host a Commander bonanza, a competitive tournament, a pot-luck meal—it’s your call.

Day of, turn your screens to Twitch.Magic.tv and enjoy!

After your event, send photos to us at WPNStories@Wizards.com.

Be sure to include this basic information:

 

  1. Store name, address, and phone number.
  2. Your Extra Life page link.
  3. A few sentences about the nature of your event.

 

Our goal is to feature as many stores as we can. If you’re hosting an event, we’d love to see your photos.

 

And So Much More!

 

Extra Life is a massive event, with tons of ways to get involved. Even if you’re not hosting an event in-store, considering sharing our page with your community. Even watching or sharing the stream helps. Boost our signal and share our mission with the world!

During the event, head to the Magic Pro Shop for epic Magic: The Gathering Extra Life gear. We’re told they will have available t-shirts, a premium stitched playmat, pins, and stickers themed with this year’s event-inspired designs.

Tune in for hourly charity auctions, your opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind items. Keep an eye out for Wizards of the Coast employees running giveaways tied to donations on their individual pages. We’ll have community favorites on-air as hosts, packing tons of incredible content into 48-hours.

We hope to see you on October 19, as we kick off Magic Extra Life!

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