Tim Gunn and Other Celebs Support Extra Life United
Extra Life partnered with DreamHack for Extra Life United Presented by DreamHack, which took place April 23-25, 2021. The event was a virtual charity gaming tournament where gamers compete in online tournaments to win donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Celebrities and gaming influencers — Tim Gunn and Reggie Watkins, along with Jack Pattillo, Joey Graceffa, Alpharad, OMGitsfirefoxx, Azzyland, DeejayKnight, Bruce Greene, Smirky and Haiyue Yu — joined forces for the event on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. The tournament was broadcasted live on Twitch.
The Extra Life United presenting partner was DreamHack, the immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the gaming community comes to life. This long-standing event brought new opportunities for participants to win funds for their local CMN Hospital. Participants competed in tournaments for Among Us, Fall Guys, Chess.com, Magic: The Gathering Arena and Rocket League.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting Extra Life United again in 2021,” said Teri Nestel, President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “The support of the gaming community along with incredible companies and sponsors continues to provide much-needed funding for children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.”
“Gaming brings communities together,” said Aaron Linde, programming producer, influencer and community manager for DreamHack. “DreamHack has always been a giving organization so we strive to pay it forward at every opportunity. We are proud to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to support this tremendously impactful cause while also bringing smiles to the faces of these kids and families.”
Children’s hospitals are on the frontlines when it comes to protecting the health of future generations, but they can’t do it alone.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion in unrestricted funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Changing kids’ health through children’s hospitals isn’t just about helping those in critical situations — it’s also about the research, preventative care, health and safety education that help build healthier communities. By improving medical treatments, equipment and facilities, children’s hospitals can not only address the most challenging health issues of our day, but also prevent and prepare for those to come. When we change kids’ health, we change the future — for all of us.
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