ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) — St. Louis gamers pulled an all-nighter over the weekend during a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The marathon began Saturday morning, according to KMOV. Gamers were participating in a variety of board games and video games.
“It is really special, a great cause to help Children’s Miracle Network to help children in need for all their medical treatments,” said gamer Jonathan Thompson.
The St. Louis event was just part of a national marathon event put on by “Extra Life,” an organization that encourages gamers to play games and support children at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the same time.
KMOV said over $70,000 was raised in St. Louis last year.
“It’s awesome to see the impact with all the gamers coming together like this … the numbers can get pretty wild,” said the organizer of the event.
The national event is expected to draw around 50,000 gamers playing to support the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S and Canada, according to KMOV.