Extra Life - Support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

We're currently looking for sponsors for our 2019 Charity Auction for Extra Life (https://www.facebook.com/events/369893497243929/)! 

If you're an industry professional (publisher, designer, media, etc.) or would just like to help out by donating games, promo items, accessories, swag, or anything else gaming related, please get in touch with George Jaros!


Each November, GJJ Games runs a 24 Hour Game Marathon as well as a week long Charity Auction at The Gaming Goat in DeKalb. These events support the Extra Life organization's efforts to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Please come out to support this wonderful charity event and to play some great games!

If you cannot attend, please consider donating to this great cause at https://www.extra-life.org/participant/GJJGames

Publishers & Industry Professionals: If you'd like to donate games, promos, swag, or anything else for our Charity Auction or Raffle, please contact George Jaros at George@Jaros.com

For full event details, see: https://www.extra-life.org/team/DeKalbGamers

2019 Event Information

From: Friday, November 1st - 7pm
To: Saturday, November 2nd - 7pm
Where: The Gaming Goat, 229 Lincoln, DeKalb, IL 60115

Cost: The event is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Of course, feel free to donate more, too. 100% of funds raised go straight to supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!

Events:- Poker Tournament - Split the pot with the charity! $30 buy-in with $10 of that going to the charity.
- Charity Auction Fundraiser - Auction off your old games. You'll earn the full amount of your game's earning in The Gaming Goat store credit and proceeds will go to Extra Life! See below for more details.
- 24 Hour Incentives - Incentives for anyone who lasts a full 24 hours!
- Raffle - We will have prizes and gift certificates to raffle off. All proceeds go to Extra Life!
- Game Demos - Come learn some awesome new games!
- Kickstarter & Prototype Previews - Come take a look at some games before you can buy them!
- And More! If you have an event that you'd like to run, please contact George Jaros

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Tentative Event Schedule (times subject to change, more events will be added):
Events and demos are free, but have a suggested donation of $1 per player, unless otherwise listed.
- 7pm - Event Kickoff
- 8pm - Cartographers demos hosted by George Jaros - Up to 100 players!
- 8pm - D&D One-off Adventure hosted by James Haberstich
- 10:30pm - Poker Tournament by The Gaming Goat
- 10am - Twilight Imperium 4 hosted by Jake Ezekiel
- 4pm-6pm - Kickstarter Previews & Prototype Demos hosted by George Jaros
- 7pm - Event End, but keep gaming if you like!
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Charity Auction Details:The Gaming Goat will organize a Charity Auction Fundraiser. You may bring in your old games to the store the week before the event. The auction will run for one week, starting at 7pm, Friday, November 1 and ending at 11:59pm, Friday, November 8. Times are Central.

If you are providing games, please bring them to The Gaming Goat no later than Thursday, 10/31. Please use this form if you are submitting games: http://georgejaros.com/files/2019-Charity-Auction-Form.pdf

Follow along with the charity event here: Charity Auction Fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/events/369893497243929/

After the auction is over those that donated games will receive the full sale price in The Gaming Goat store credit. At least 20% of the sale price will go to Extra Life (the rest covers the cost of the store credit). If you would prefer that 100% of your earnings on a game go to the charity you can do that and not receive the store credit.

Winners of the auction items will be contacted by The Gaming Goat to coordinate payment (PayPal, credit, or cash) as well as pickup or delivery. Games may be shipped for actual shipping fees or picked up from The Gaming Goat in DeKalb. Other arrangements (e.g. pickup at another TGG location) may be possible as well.

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Full Event Details:https://www.extra-life.org/team/DeKalbGamers

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2019 Sponsors:


And more coming!

2018 Event Recap
  • 10 people stayed the entire 24 hours.
  • Approximately 75 people overall.
  • Charity Auction raised almost $450
  • Poker Tournament raised $210
  • 12 Event Sponsors!
  • Sponsor Contributions raised over $300
  • Over $890 raised over all!

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