From November 1st to 2nd, a tenacious team from Strathcom Media challenged their endurance and participated in the annual Extra Life video game marathon in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
With the support of Strathcom employees and friends, they surpassed their goal and raised $3,265!
As soon as office hours ended, the team of intrepid players threw on their comfiest sweat pants, set up their gaming rigs, and hunkered down with a flat of energy drinks.
For over 24 hours they cruised the virtual streets of GTA San Andreas, battled epic dragons to save the people of Skyrim, raided dungeons in WoW’s Azeroth, built real-life slot car tracks in the office, and ran away in fear from the utterly terrifying Slender Man.
We’re proud of our team and we’re excited to go even bigger next year!
Check out the awesome time lapse of the marathon below:
Written by Carrie Oliva
Web Designer & UX Lead
Carrie Oliva is a self-proclaimed geek—called a ninja by many—with a background in Marketing and Digital Media Design. She spends more time on the internet than your average person, doing things like making websites, laughing at the newest memes, catching up on the latest web design trends, and commenting on cat videos on YouTube. When she is not on her Xbox or computer (a rare sight), Carrie enjoys reading, tacos, photography adventures, Doctor Who, colouring, and building igloos. Oh, and long walks on the beach.