Monday, September 28, 2015


Well, it has begun.

The first donation came in tonight (after my toss-in of a few bucks to get the ball rolling).  Thanks very much Kevin for donating once again to this great cause.

I'd like to announce a fun little hockey pool that hopefully will drum up some more cash for this cause.

It is a knockout pool where you choose teams you think will win on each night of the season.  There is a month's worth of games and you have to choose just a single winner for each night of action.

If you pick a winner on the first move on to the second night.  If you're knocked out.  Last person standing - wins.

This is a 50/50 pool with half of the money going to Kyle 4or Kids' effort in reaching his fundraising goal.  The other half goes to the winner.  The more people who enter, the more the prize money will be.

If you are interested in learning more about the pool, please leave a comment in this post with you e-mail and I can forward you the info.

Thanks for your time.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


I've been getting a few things organized for the upcoming month.  Going to try a couple of different things this year to try and entice a few more donations.  I'm also looking to secure a couple of giveaway prizes as a THANK YOU to everyone who contributes.

In doing some research, I've noticed a couple things I thought I should share (things that have changed since last year).

Donations are in US funds.  So please consider that when choosing your amount - especially to those in Canada where the dollar is definitely not what it was last year.

There is an information sheet on the Extra Life website to answer questions for Canadian donors.  There is also a general FAQ sheet to answer any questions you may have regarding this fundraiser.

And if you have any additional questions that you can't find an answer to, feel free to send me a comment and I'll do my best to help out.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

BACK FOR 2015!!!

The decision has been made.  Actually...the decision was made a few moments after the completion of last year's successful first attempt at our Extra Life fundraising campaign.

My nephew Kyle completed his 24 hour video game marathon with flying colors.  He just missed his fundraising goal of $500 - but c'mon....$440 is nothing to sneeze at.

That's right - thanks to all of you who donated, we raised $440 for the Alberta Children's Hospital.  And 100% of the donations make it to their destination.

Game day is set for Saturday, November 7, 2015 and so we begin our quest once again.

For those of you who were kind enough to donate last year - THANK YOU!!!  We will be bugging you soon again.  :)

For those of you new to this site, you can take a moment to read some of the past blog posts, and venture over to for more information on this fantastic cause.

When you're done, feel free to click on the link to the right showing you where you can donate...and help reach our even loftier goal this year.

$700 is the mark Kyle has set.  A considerable increase...but we are both game for the challenge.

Stay tuned to this blog for regular updates over the next month and a bit.  Thanks for stopping by and considering our fundraising.