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Gearbox Union Participating in Extra Life

Oct 23, 2018 02:34PM ● By Erica Shames

Local charity organization, The Gearbox Union, will be streaming 24-plus hours of gaming goodness starting at 12 a.m., Nov. 3, with prize giveaways every hour to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital!

All the gaming madness will be broadcast from the Altoona Grand Hotel on the group’s Twitch channel and Facebook page. The team will be fueled with caffeine thanks to coffee provided by Greenbean Coffee House!

Those who would like to join in the fun are invited to join the team at the Altoona Grand Hotel from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, Nov. 3. There will be video/tabletop gaming, virtual reality stations, prizes and much more!

 In addition, the team will hold video game tournaments that will be open to the public. The first will be a Mario Kart 8 Tournament beginning at 2 p.m. The winner will receive a Retrocon HD and copy of Mario Bros/Duck Hunt! The second tournament will be a Mario Tennis Aces Tournament beginning at 6 p.m. That winner will receive a $50 gift card for Cartridges Galore!

 Entry fee for the events is $5 per person or $10 per family, which will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations can be made to the team at Live video streams can be watched at or

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Players can sign up to participate on the Nov. 3 gameday or sign up to play on any other day that fits their schedule. Sign up at and pick Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital as your benefiting organization. Then ask friends and family to donate to your cause and play games for 24 hours. Play games. Heal Kids.

About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger

Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics.  A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $61 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout Geisinger Health System since 1984.  For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or visit

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