On Saturday, November 2, Full Sail University’s gaming community will once again participate in Extra Life - a national fundraising initiative where gamers unite across the U.S and Canada to raise donations for sick kids in need at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The annual event spans across 24-hours and will take place on November 2, 2019. The donations raised through the Full Sail University team will benefit sick children in the local community at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL.
In 2017, Full Sail had 20 registered team members and 7 gamed, raising $3,000. In 2018, Full Sail had 150 registered team members, 81 gamed, and raised $5,000. In 2019, for the upcoming event, Full Sail has already registered nearly 500 team members and is planning for its largest 24-hour Extra Life initiative yet. Currently, the team has raised $5,000, and is hoping to surpass this number going into game day this year.
Due to increased participation, Full Sail found the need to expand this year’s event into its state-of-the-art on-campus esports arena, “The Fortress” in addition to utilizing the university’s library. Full Sail’s Extra Life team has grown to be the largest and fastest growing team in the U.S. and Canada through registering online and campus students, alumni, as well as staff and faculty team participants. The event has also garnered sponsors such as Coke, Dell, Microsoft, Chick-Fil-A, Red Bull and more.
To learn more, or to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit the official Full Sail University Extra Life Page at: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=44335.
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, media, arts and technology. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its 40-year history, including most recently: One of the 2019 “Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the 2019 “Top 50 Film Schools” by The Wrap Magazine, and was also named the 2019 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 70,000+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors.
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