Wednesday, September 24, 2014


A huge THANK YOU to those who have taken a moment to consider donating to Extra Life.  My nephew and I are excited with the early response.

We are already a quarter of the way to our goal.  Awesome!

Part of the reason why I wanted to create this blog was so I could share a little more information on what Extra Life is all about....put faces to the cause.

Here is a video that introduces you to Victoria Emmon, a Leukemia patient who was the inspiration behind the Extra Life movement.

Thank you again for your time.  Have a great evening.

Monday, September 22, 2014


With this blog and Kyle's donation page both set up and ready to go, we are starting to get the word out this week.

I'm going to be "that guy" at work and I've already put a post up on my other blog.  Kyle's got information cards to give to his teachers, neighbours and friends (I guess he's going to be "that guy" too).

As important as it is to raise money for this great cause, getting the word out right now is even more important.

If you know someone who might be interested in donating to my nephew's marathon video gaming quest via Extra Life, please forward them to this blog.  All the information they need is here.  And if he/she has any questions, I'll do my very best to answer them.

Stay tuned as we've been brainstorming some ideas to make the big day even that much more exciting and fun.

Less than 5 weeks to go!!

To donate, visit Kyle's donation page on Extra Life.  THANKS!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014


My name is Kyle Pelletier and I am a Grade 8 student who enjoys video games.

With the help of my uncle, I have started this blog to let you know about a fundraising activity I am participating in.

And it games!

We recently heard about an organization called Extra Life.  Just click on the photo to the right that says "Be A Hero" for more information.  Their motto is "Play Games. Heal Kids."

Extra Life's goal is to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals all over the world.  They do this by having people just like you and me play video games while gathering donations.  I live in Calgary, so the hospital I am raising funds for is the Alberta Children's Hospital.

So how do I raise funds?

On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00am I will be participating in a video game marathon.  The goal is to play video games for 24 hours straight.  All while raising money for a great cause.

Now, 24 hours in a row is tough.  But the idea and spirit of Extra Life is that everyone pulls together at the same time.  While I won't be able to put in 24 hours consecutively....I will commit to 24 hours of gaming for this charity.  And I plan on getting up and ready to play at 8:00am on Oct. 25th (so is my uncle).

You can donate under my name at any time by visiting my donations page on Extra Life.  I have put a link to the page on the right hand side of this blog.  My goal is to raise $500.  That's 20 people donating $1 for every hour of video games I play during this marathon.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.  Keep checking back as I get closer to the big day.