October 20, 2017

UAT Students Form Teams for Extra Life Game Day Fundraiser

UAT Students Form Teams for Extra Life Gaming Fundraiser

In November, UAT students, alumni and the UAT eSports Club are on board to participate in the charity event Extra Life Game Day, a 24-hour fundraising and game streaming marathon. Their goal is to raise money for the San Jorge Children’s Foundation located in Puerto Rico, and to provide at least $1,000 in hurricane relief aid from the recent catastrophe by Hurricane Maria, all by doing something they love – gaming! The Extra Life Game Day Tournament will coincide with the UAT Experience, a prospective student visit and will draw a huge crowd of game enthusiasts to campus.

Students from all different majors including Digital Video, Game Programming and Game Design are busy creating teams to compete in this “gaming for good” event. It must be known that UAT is participating in this event largely due to the planning by alumni Alex Dinh and his desire to include the eSports Club, just an example of the UAT family working together to support a good cause.

UAT has five teams competing in a variety of games ranging from League of Legends, Dungeons & Dragons, Overwatch and more. UAT students hope to raise at total of $1,000 to donate to hurricane relief after the detriment left behind in Puerto Rico.

Each team has set their goal and have begun fundraising. UAT Experience attendees and parents can also donate at the following links. Choose a team to support below. All the proceeds will go to the charity.

Quiet Ambassadors – donate here

Team Immunity – donate here

UAT eSports Club – donate here

Table Top Gamers – donate here

The eSports Club is creating an app that will allow drop-in players to join their team throughout the day.

Stop by UAT’s campus on Nov. 4, for the Extra Life Game Day Tournament to support the hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico.

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 $30 million for sick and injured kids.

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