Gaming for a Good Cause Giveaway (Contest Closed)

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has created the Extra Life gaming marathon and you can get marathon-ready with an Xbox of your very own.

Contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered! Congratulations to our runner up winner: Naomi!

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The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has created the Extra Life gaming marathon, honoring 15-year-old Victoria Enmon—a gamer who passed away from leukemia.

Extra Life participants play any game they choose (phone, computer, game system, or the good old fashioned board variety) starting at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The marathon lasts 24-hours and money is raised by recruiting sponsors to give a minimum of $1 for each hour of the marathon. Each donation stays in the community where it was given to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. You can sign up to participate and donate at

Our friends at Xbox 360 are big supporters of Extra Life and held a star-studded event—Gaming and Giving for Good (G3 for short)—on Saturday, October 1 to benefit Extra Life. G3 had 9,600 participants and you can see a recap video and interview with Eva Longoria from the G3 Giving Lounge in LA. You can also see photos of participating celebrities on the Xbox Facebook page.

Want to get your family involved in the Extra Life marathon on October 15th? We’ve got just the prize package to get you marathon-ready!

One lucky winner will receive a Xbox 360 4GB Console + Kinect! It is valued at $299.99 and includes: built-in wi-fi, a black wireless controller, a standard definition composite A/V cable, a Kinect Sensor, the Kinect Adventures game, and even comes with a free one-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership.

To enter, just leave a comment below sharing your favorite childhood game.


You can get an extra entry by helping spread the word about the Extra Life marathon and the giveaway by sharing this post with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. (Be sure and leave us a comment, letting us know you did.)

Contest closes at midnight on Tuesday 10/11 @ 11p MST. One random winner will be announced Wednesday 10/12. Good Luck!