Georgia Tech Phi Kappa Theta Hosts Second-Annual “Extra Life for Kids” Video Game Marathon

Sep 28th 2004
Georgia Tech Phi Kappa Theta Hosts Second-Annual “Extra Life for Kids” Video Game Marathon and T-shirt Drive
Proceeds donated to Children's Miracle Network, benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Atlanta, Ga. (September 23, 2004) – The Phi Kappa Theta fraternity at Georgia Institute of Technology is hosting their second-annual “Extra Life for Kids” video game marathon, October 9-10, 2004 held at the chapter's house at 800 Fowler Street. Fifteen gamers will raise per-hour and fixed-donation sponsorships and attempt to play console and computer games non-stop for 36 hours in an effort to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network, benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Accompanying the marathon event is an online donations and t-shirt drive through the www.extralifeforkids.com website. Sponsors who donate over $30 will receive a one-of-a-kind “Extra Life for Kids” t-shirt as a gift. Any individual, organization, or business can help by making a monetary donation, sponsoring a player, or providing equipment, food, and beverages for the event. Please direct all questions to John Swisshelm at [email protected] To donate and for further information, please visit www.extralifeforkids.com.

Children's Miracle Network is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate funds and awareness for local children's hospitals. 100% of all funds raised by Children's Miracle Network-Atlanta are donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, which handles more than 400,000 annual patient visits between its two hospitals and 18 satellites.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta exists to serve the community, and in turn relies on the philanthropic and volunteer support of our community to help provide the highest quality healthcare and latest technology to children. Your gift, no matter what size, will make a difference in the life of a child.

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