AUSTIN - Austin-based animation studio Rooster Teeth Productions will hold their annual charity live-stream event Nov. 12-13 to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The 24-hour stream is part of the annual Extra Life event, in which gamers from around the world raise money for CMN Hospitals. These hospitals, which include Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, treat thousands of children each year, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Since it was created in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $22 million for CMN Hospitals, not including the more than $6.6 million raised by the 2016 event.
“While there’s a generally negative perception of gamers in society, we know this is a false stereotype. When Rooster Teeth calls on its fans to support a cause, we can count on them to help us raise more money than most organizations could only dream of,” Rooster Teeth said of the annual fundraiser.
Rooster Teeth has a fundraising goal of $500,000 for 2016, and as of late Thursday morning have already raised more than $50,000. Twenty-five of the company's community groups from around the world took also took part in the event, raising money during their Nov. 5-6 live stream.
The company and its fans raised a total of $569,150.08 from their 2015 live stream, and a total of $1.5 million over the last three years.
Extra Life’s website states donations are tax deductible and can go to the CMN Hospital of your choice.
GO HERE to learn more about Extra Life, including how to get involved.
GO HERE for more information about Rooster Teeth's fundraising effort.
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