This event coverage was written by Liz Cies, a spokeswoman for Huntingdon Valley-based email marketing firm AWeber, and edited by Technically Philly.
This past Saturday at 12 p.m., the AWeber game changers team locked themselves in AWeber’s game room to play video games in support of kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The AWeber Game Changers’ fundraising efforts â€“ including outreach to family and friends, a three-week bake sale and a full company match â€“ yielded a total of $5,700 in donations, placing the team in the top 25 tier of Extra Life teams nationwide. Donations can still be made here.
“One of our five core values at AWeber is, ‘Don’t take ourselves too seriously and have fun.’ What’s even better is when we can do that while also doing good for our local community,” said Hunter Boyle, AWeber senior business development manager and marathon participant. “This past Saturday we were able to do both, thanks to an enormous outpouring of support from our friends,
families, colleagues and peers.”
Extra Life, an annual 24-hour video game event that raises money for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide, was founded in memory of Victoria (Tori) Enmon. All funds raised stay within the participants’ communities to ensure that every dollar is used to help local kids.
In total, the fourth annual Extra Life event raised more than $1.1 million â€“ more than the event’s first three years combined.