24 hours of gaming marathon at Fair Game – Play Games, Heal Kids

This weekend (October 20/21, 2012) Fair Game is hosting a 24 hour marathon gaming session to support the Children’s Miracle Network via the Extra Life foundation.



Every year Extra Life hosts a 24 hour event to increase awareness of their cause and encourage gamers and their friends to donate to a great cause.

For the last four years, thousands of gamers have joined together annually to play for 24 hours for Extra Life – a gaming marathon in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Gamers rally friends and family members to sponsor their play. The funds they raise go to help save and improve the lives of kids at the CMN Hospital in their community.

This year, a local group of gamer-friends decided to form their own team, and asked us if we would host the event. Naturally, we agreed immediately – and now the time is upon us.

If you would like to participate, come in and play any time between 10am Saturday October 20 until 10am Sunday, October 21. We will close the store at 10am Sunday, but will be open again at noon as usual. We are encouraging (but not forcing!) gamers to donate during the 24 hour marathon – we can take donations through the register. As an added bonus, numerous Downers Grove merchants have generously donated prizes to be raffled away during the event. Thanks to Emmet’s, The Spice Merchants and Caribou Coffee!

If you can’t make it out and still would like to contribute, why not go right to our part of the team page and give a little by pressing that big blue “Support Me!” button. Every bit counts!

Both Eric and I look forward to seeing the hilarity ensue as die-hard gamers and over-tired shopkeepers try to keep their sanity.

Play Games, Heal Kids