Extra Life

The University of Iowa Extra Life event will be a 12 hour video game marathon with the purpose of raising money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Enjoy gaming for a great cause!

Information for the Main Event

When: April 23rd, 12:00 PM (noon) to 12:00 AM (midnight)
Where: Petersen Residence Hall MPR

  • Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, PC and board games
    • Board games WILL be provided
    • Gaming systems and TVs will MUST be brought by participants! (See equipment information below.)
  • Meals and beverages will be provided!
  • Prizes from various sponsors in the Iowa City area
    • Target, GameStop, Scheels, and more!
  • Even sports memorabilia from famous Hawkeyes!
  • Live streaming of the event (put your game faces on!)

How to Sign-Up for Iowa’s Extra Life Team:

  1. Visit www.extra-life.org
  2. Click on ‘JOIN’
  3. Select between ‘Extra Life Classis’ or ‘Extra Life Platinum’
    1. NOTE: Participants are responsible for paying the $15.00 Registration Fee if they select ‘Extra Life Platinum’
  4. Select the ‘Join a Team’ option
  5. Click on ‘Search’ and select the ‘Extra-Life@Iowa’ team
  7. Determine your fundraising goal
    1. NOTE: In order to be eligible for the Extra Life Event on April 23rd, participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $25.00; the top 75 fundraisers will be awarded a spot for the main event
    2. NOTE: Raising more than $25.00 makes you eligible to be entered in raffles for prizes. The more money you raise the greater your chance of winning!
  8. Select ‘Nope!’ for ‘Are you affiliated with a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Corporate Partner? If so, which one?’
  9. Select ‘IA – University of Iowa Children’s Hospital’
  10. Agree to the Terms and Conditions
  11. Click on ‘CONTINUE TO NEXT STEP’
  12. Fill in ALL of the required contact and account information
    1. NOTE: Participants MUST use their University of Iowa email address in order to be eligible to attend the main event
      1. i.Example: john-doe@uiowa.edu
  13. Click on ‘CONTINUE TO NEXT STEP’
  14. Check to make sure all information is correct. Then check the box stating ‘I’m not a robot’

How to Get Donations:

Visit here to get more information about the following fundraising methods:

  • Use Your Fundraising Page to Send Emails
  • Connect Your Page with Social Media
  • Update Early! Update Often!
  • Tell Local Businesses You Mean Business
  • Have Others Sign the Shirt You’ll Be Wearing for a Donation
  • Bake, Knit, Craft
  • You’re Never Too Old for Odd Jobs
  • Say-What-I’ll-Play

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More information coming soon!

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Who to Contact with Extra Life Questions:
Samuel (Sam) Jacobs, Extra-Life@Iowa Co-Captain

Richard (Dick) Pfarrer, Extra-Life@Iowa Co-Captain

Hannah Dehner, Extra-Life@Iowa Participant Coordinator