Extra Life – Play Games. Heal Kids.

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $70 million for local CMN Hospitals. In the Dallas area, Extra Life participants play to support the patients treated at Children’s HealthSM.

If you're a student or company looking to get your peers involved with Extra Life, take a look at the below resources to get started.

Student Guide Corporate Guide

Interested in getting involved on your own? Click the links below to get registered as an Extra Life gamer, start fundraising or get any of your outstanding questions answered on the Extra Life website.

Extra Life Game Day is Nov. 5, 2022

Family game night, with an impact

 Extra Life empowers the gaming community to unite and raise funds for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, so your game nights can make a real impact. Kids Can’t Wait for a cure and the community needs children’s hospitals now, more than ever.

Registering for Extra Life is quick and easy!

  1. Go to www.extra-life.org
  2. Click the SIGN UP button in the top right corner
  3. Answer a few questions and in three clicks you’ll have your own Extra Life fundraising page!

Play games online and stay connected

Family game night can include your favorite card, board or video games, and backyard games like tag or cornhole! Playing games online together is also a great way to stay connected in an increasingly virtual world. Many game titles have an online version. Check out Board Game Arena for various board games. No need to download anything, you can play directly from a web browser. Steam, a digital gaming platform where you can buy and play games, is another option. They feature games from diverse genres: free-to-play, indie, sports and more.

Gather with those you share a home with, invite loved ones in digital from afar, and commit to raise funds via Extra Life.

  • Sign Up

    Pledge to play games from your home or online. Play during the 24-hour marathon or on any day that works for you!


  • Donate Now

    Make a donation to Extra Life now to help make life better for children.

    Donate Now

  • Questions?

    Want to learn even more about Extra Life? Visit their website to view a helpful list of FAQs.