Extra Life’s Game Day 2017 Brings In Over $7.3 Million Raised; $700K Increase from Last Year

Extra Life’s Game Day 2017 Brings In Over $7.3 Million Raised; $700K Increase from Last Year

Extra Life's annual Game Day event concluded its 2017 run with a new record of over $7.3 million, and besting last year's total by over $700,000.

Each and every year, the online organization Extra Life gathers together gamers from all walks of life to come together and raise money for a good cause, with the organization’s annual “Game Day” charity marathon gaming event racking up a new record for the yearly event.

Over on the organization’s Twitter page, Extra Life has announced the full results from its Game Day marathon event (which took place mainly on Saturday, November 4th, 2017), with the final tally from the event bringing in over $7,300,370 in donations raised from contributors. Notably, that total reveals an increase of over $700,000 raised compared to the results from last year.

Extra Life was first established in 2008, and since its inception has brought in over $30 million raised from gamers (both participating in the event and viewing it) to support local chapters of charitable organizations such as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and many others.

Starting as a grassroots effort online, in recent years the event has drawn significant attention from game developers and studios, while also expanding its outreach vastly due to its integration with streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.