A small group of volunteers has been organizing this event, and we have been lucky enough to see this event grow each year. This is the 4th year we have been raising funding through Extra Life to benefit Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha. 100% of the ticket price goes directly to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. The funds raised through this event are used by Children’s to purchase touch-screen game systems for children to use during their wait times in lobbies, the Emergency Room, and various other locations throughout the hospital.
This year, we are excited to host the fundraiser at Bellevue University. Bellevue University is located at 1000 Galvin Road South in Bellevue Nebraska. We will be inside the Administrative Services Building, which is the large glass building on the top of the hill.
The public is welcome at this event. We will have a variety of board games to play thanks to Pretzcon. The Bellevue University eSports team will be attending, showcasing their new eSports training facility, and might even host a show match! Sony is bringing a Playstation VR demo for people to experience. Several PC and Concole events will also be held. Several Role Playing tables to join, and we have a variety of board game, card game and tabletop miniature game tournaments scheduled throughout the weekend. See the list below, more events are still being added so stay tuned.
PC or Console Games
Pokken DX Tournament
League of Legends Tournament
Role Playing Games
Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League
Pathfinder Beginner Event
Tabletop Card Games
Pokémon TCG Tournament
Star Wars: Destiny
Tabletop Miniature Games
HeroClix Sealed Tournament
Star Wars: X-Wing
Warhammer 40k Tournament (details coming soon)
Warhammer Blood Bowl
Whether we know it or not, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha has touched so many lives around the Omaha area. The amazing work done by the Children’s doctors and staff, change lives every day. Many of the people involved in this event are parents themselves, who have been to Children’s at one time, have family who have been admitted to the hospital, or know someone whose life has been impacted by the wonderful work that Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha does on a daily basis.
For many years, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have relied on a network of fundraising events to support patient care and quality of life efforts for families with children requiring intensive medical care. As part of supporting this effort, a number of volunteers from the Omaha Nebraska area have banded together to hold fundraising events every November. To support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, players are sponsored in a fashion similar to a walk-a-thon, and participation is incentivized by a natural desire to help children, but some people need a little encouragement.
We are always looking for volunteers to help facilitate activities during the event, but the biggest impact you can make is to attend. There is a $10 entry fee for Saturday or Sunday, or a $15 entry fee for both days. All funds raised from entry fees are donated directly to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha. As part of this event, our gaming organizers have been kind enough to implement a “mulligan” system, where additional perks can be purchased as part of a tournament or activity, and the proceeds go directly to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, we have an online form that you can fill out with information about volunteer times available here