February 28, 2018

Event Info

BUFFALO BLIZZARD is a group of gamers in the Buffalo and Western New York area that are planning to participate in the Extra Life Gaming Campaign to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. More specifically, we will be raising money to go towards a local hospital in the network – the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

The 2018 Game-A-Thon will be held on

Saturday, October 20, 2018

starting at 6PM and running until 8AM at

GameOn LAN.

Join us for an all night Game-A-Thon at GameOn LAN to raise money for Extra Life Buffalo! Proceeds go toward the John Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo via the Extra Life Foundation.

Come play all night with your friends and be a hero! There will be tournaments, prizes, and tons of fun.

Tickets will be $25! All tickets include your first prize entry as well.

== FAQs ==

Where is GameOn LAN located?

GameOn LAN is located at 3660 Delaware Ave, Kenmore NY.

What is included?

You’ll receive all night access to consoles and computers to play games! You’ll also receive free entry into any and all tournaments held throughout the night.

Why is this event held before the national Extra Life day in November?

At our past events, we found that some of our participants were conflicted between streaming on the Extra Life Day of Play, or participating in their traditional events, and attending the Game-A-Thon.  This year, we’re holding the Game-A-Thon a month in advance to give our attendees the best of both worlds.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The minimum age requirement is 17 years old.  Must be 21 in order to drink.

What can I bring into the event?

Please, no outside food or drink at the event. There will be food and drink available for purchase at the awesome GameOn snack bar. Otherwise, feel free to bring anything you need to help you game through the night. Extra props if you bring your own PC or console.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions about the fundraiser, please contact contact@buffaloblizzard.org or the folks at GameOn LAN.

What’s the refund policy?

There will be no refunds on entry fees – proceeds are going to charity.

 

== HOW DOES IT WORK ==

Sign up for our team on the ExtraLife website and make a pledge to game – or to make a monetary donation to the hospital in advance. Let other people know about your campaign, and they can support your effort and donate to the cause via your profile right up until Game Day!

Then, on the day of our Game-A-Thon, come hang out with like-minded gamers (and heroes!) to play games.  All money earned from ticket sales, raffles, etc. will be donated directly to the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital right here in Buffalo via Extra Life.

If you are interested in joining the team and participating, please hit the “Sign Up” button on this page, or find us on Extra-Life.org. The more people on the team, the more fun we’ll all have on our hang out, and the bigger the impact we’ll make for the kids of Buffalo!