Hey all, Jeff Johnson here from GameOnGNT.
I just wanted to take a moment to share a recent post by one of our GameOn supporters and the main organizer of the Extra Life Game Day in Cranbrook, BC.
The Extra Life Game Day has been receiving a groundswell of support, not just from GameOnGNT, but also from members of our local business community and international companies and game developers like NIS America, Harmonix, Blue Isle Studios, Muse Games, Exor Studios and Iron Galaxy Studios. To have game developers involved in a cause to unite gamers around healthcare for children is truly a wonderful thing!
Dave Miller couldn’t agree more, as he expressed in this recent post:
“When I started planning this event with Jeff & Erin, we thought it’d be a great way to raise some more money for my Extra Life campaign while trying to bring the Cranbrook area gaming community together. I was really concerned about costs at first. I was INCREDIBLY grateful to the Eagles for loaning us the hall for the day, as that put a lot less pressure on me personally. I was concerned about money spent vs. number of people needed just to break even.
At this point, this community has honestly made me break down and cry several times. The way I’ve seen people rally together around a single cause, and get excited for a single event that, originally, I honestly expected to see maybe 15 people at, has blown me away. For anyone who doesn’t believe me, look at the info section above, at the list of sponsors.
It’s not even just local sponsors. We have several famous voice actors. Cards Against Humanity. Multiple video game developers. Artists both locally and internationally who are interested in helping make Extra Life Game Day grow into one of the biggest events that Cranbrook has ever seen.
But, most importantly, I want to thank YOU. The person reading this. The person who this post gets shared to. The person who thinks about maybe coming down to the event, just to see what’s going on. Because, even with all the help from these amazing sponsors, and I can’t thank them enough for their support, Game Day still means nothing without YOU. Every person I’ve approached for support, every email that’s been sent, was all just to plan an event that is, at its core, For The Kids. With how fast this thing is growing, and with how much support and interest everyone has been showing us, I’ve just got one last thing to say.
Please take 30 seconds to watch this, and understand why we’re all doing this. It’s important to me. It’s important to all of us. And there’s a good chance, it’s important to you, too.”
To find out more about the Extra Life Game Day in Cranbrook, check out the event’s Facebook page!