Gamers raise money for sick kids with "Extra Life"

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Some students from the School of Mines were gaming for a good cause on Saturday.

Gamers for Service is one of many groups across the nation participating in "Extra Life," an event raising money for the Children's Miracle Network.

CMN is a non-profit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals and medical research.

Players hosted live streams of whatever game they were playing, and people watching that stream could donate money.

Zach Barker says gaming culture has a strong presence on campus, so playing video games for charity made sense to them.

Gamers for Service President Zach Barker says, "We chose an event like this because, again, players here on campus, they look for something like this to do all the time because not only is it great, it's great to be able to do something like this, but it's a great way for the gaming community here at Mines to connect and be able to do something good."

This year their goal is to raise $5,000 and within just the first hour, they raised $1,100.