As part of the Xbox 360 Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) initiative, the West Hollywood GameStop (7100 Santa Monica Blvd) will host LA Laker Andrew Bynum Saturday, October 1 from 2-4pm. Bynum will be on hand to play Kinect Sports with consumers and sign autographs.
His appearance is part of a larger event where throughout the US, select GameStop locations will host a professional basketball player in their store, give away free G3 T-shirts and a chance to win Xbox prizes with proof of G3 registration. Click here for a list of participating stores.
The Saturday appearance is in support of G3, a cause gaming event that begins at exactly 8am on Saturday, Oct. 1, and ends at 8am on Sunday, Oct. 2. The event is a national fundraiser that gives gamers an opportunity to raise funds for a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of their choice.
The idea and spirit of G3, a participating member of Extra Life, is that everyone pulls together at the same time to play games and raise money for kids. Sign up to participate, ask friends and family members to donate through the Extra Life website, and play games to help benefit kids in your local community. If you can’t make this day work, you can do G3 whenever it’s convenient for you. As part of the event, all participants will receive a free Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for the weekend to play their favorite games with friends and family.
Extra Life is an annual gaming event that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The annual Extra Life 24-hour video game marathon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15. Rather gaming on Oct. 1st or Oct. 15th, you won’t just be raising money for kids; you’ll be supporting local kids and their families. All the money raised for Extra Life 2011 will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice.
About Extra Life
Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young girl, Tori, who died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The 24-hour video game marathon was created to raise money for the hospital that had treated and fought beside Tori.
While thousands of gamers, more than 100 websites and more than 12,000 donors were happy to support Extra Life, many expressed their desire to raise money to help kids closer to home. Extra Life partnered with Children’s Miracle Network and in early 2011, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ partner Microsoft got involved and created G3 (Gaming and Giving for Good) to support Extra Life. For more information about Extra Life, visit www.extra-life.org.
About Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, uses the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Visit www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org.