Author Topic: Toegoff's Extra Life 2012 - A Charity for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh  (Read 2779 times)

Offline Toegoff

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Greetings and well met Phoenix Friends and Folks!

While I still feel somewhat awkward advertising myself on the Phoenix Online Forums (even after having Katie offer it up), I figure I'd throw it out there to those interested. 

For those unaware of who I am, I'm a YouTuber who does Let's Plays (basically commentated walkthroughs) of video games.  One night at work a few years back, I came across a project known as 'The Silver Lining' and jumped at the opportunity to play through the game.  As time went on, I got to know a few people at Phoenix and have absolutely loved getting to know them and supporting the team in any way I can. 

Every year, I participate in an event known as Extra Life.  Extra Life is a fund raiser that partners with the Children's Miracle network in an effort to raise money for the Children's Hospital of the gamer's choice.   The last two years I've raised money for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (as I live about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia) for a total of about $3,500. 

This year, I have dedicated my fund raising to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh after my niece was born there and suffered some complications (however no worries, she is absolutely fine and healthy today thanks to the tireless work of the doctors and nurses there).  I've decided to set a lofty goal of $5,000 this year in an effort to shatter my last two years combined. 

My commitment is then to stream different games, interact with the crowd, and ultimately enjoy the community for 24 hours straight.  The first event will be taking place on August 4th at 8:00am (Eastern / New York time).  I'll be streaming live at:
www.livestream.com/toegoff

While certainly taxing, I find myself looking forward to this event every year (so much so that I will actually be doing a second stream at the end of October for 30 hours straight).  Again, all proceeds go directly to the Children's Miracle Network (which then passes it on to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh).  I do understand that economic times are rough, and so even if you're unable to donate, I invite you to pop in and say hi.  I'll probably be doing a wide mix of games from the hits of today to the classics of yesteryear. 

If you're interested in donating, please head to:
www.extra-life.org/participant/toegoff

Thanks again for reading and hope to see some of you there.  If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask.  Cheers and thanks to all

Offline KatieHal

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Toegoff has been a first-class friend to Phoenix Online, helping us spread word about everything from the second C&D to Kickstarter to the release of TSL Episodes and even the Hassan & Graham show! As well, he's really fun LPer with some great videos, and a very nice guy!

His charity streams (which he's done for a while now) are fun to drop in and watch, and a very good cause, of course, if you are so inclined and able. Good luck with stream and the fundraising Toegoff!

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Update to this--Toegoff will be playing the demo of Cognition during the stream! Tune in at 2 PM EST to see the first public glimpse of the game!
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 12:14:25 PM by KatieHal »

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Bumping this to remind folks to tune into Toegoff tomorrow! :)

Katie Hallahan
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Make that TODAY at 2 PM EST! :)

Katie Hallahan
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"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix." Christina Baldwin

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