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Hotspawn Joins Extra Life 2018

Justin Hartling  | 
For the first time ever, Hotspawn will be taking part in this year’s Extra Life to raise funds for sick children and our local hospital.

For the first time ever, Hotspawn will be taking part in this year’s Extra Life to raise funds for sick children and our local hospital.

For the first time ever, Hotspawn will be taking part in this year’s Extra Life to raise funds for sick children and our local hospital, the IWK Foundation. We’ll be playing video games for 24 hours straight to raise funds, with those who donate $10 or more entered to win copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One/PS4/PC), Fallout 76 (Xbox One/PS4/PC), and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Xbox One/PS4/PC). As an added bonus, Hotspawn will be matching the first $5,000 dollars so every dollar you give is like two.

We’ll be streaming live on our Twitch channel from 11 AM EST on November 3 until 10 AM EST on November 4, For a full 24 hours, you can join our fine time as we play games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Overwatch, NBA 2K19, Jackbox Party Games and more. We know it looks like that is just 23 hours but daylight savings time happens right in the middle of the stream, setting us back an hour. You can thank George Hudson for that.

How Can I Donate?

There are two ways you can donate and be entered to win giveaways and have your donation matched:

The Hotspawn Twitch Channel

We will have a link you can click below the Twitch stream that will send you to our team Extra Life page. There, you can donate to our any member of our team with 100% of the donations going to helping the kids

The Hotspawn Extra Life Page

You can also donate directly by visiting our Extra Life page here.

What is Extra Life? 

Extra Life is a charity event that sees gamers unite to stream for 24 hours to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Through their partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network, they work to raise funds and awareness for 170 hospitals and provide 32 million treatments each year across the US and Canada. To date, Extra Life has raised over $40 million dollars since their inception in 2008.

Check out www.extra-life.org to learn about their story and fundraising.

What is the IWK Foundation?

The IWK Foundation is the fundraising partner for the IWK Health Center, a children’s hospital located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Through their work, they delivered more than 4,000 infants last year alone. They don’t stop there – they also serve and support those who require complex care and needs for women, children, youth, and families across the Canadian Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island). Past Extra Life donations to the IWK Foundation have gone to directly support priority equipment and fund programs, research and new facilities at the IWK. Visit www.iwkfoundation.org to learn more about their amazing work.

Justin Hartling
Justin Hartling
Justin has been writing professionally for his entire career with a background in journalism and broadcasting. After writing about what other people wanted for years, Justin came up with the idea for Hotspawn – allowing him to combine his love of writing and of esports.