Skillz & Extra Life Team to Support Children’s Miracle Network
Our week-long collaboration, running April 3-9, will invite players from around the world to engage in mobile esports competitions with Extra Life’s network of streamers. Live-streamed tournaments kick off today hosted by video game streaming stars Greenskull, Apocalypto_12 (Tyler), TheOnlyRyann, DataDave, OMGChad, and KungFuFruitCup.
Over 10 million kids are admitted to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals every year, and the funds raised by Skillz and Extra Life will help much-needed treatment and support. To participate, players can visit skillz.com to download games like Cube Cube, Bubble Shooter Arena, and CandyPrize, and view the stream on Twitch.
Extra Life brings together thousands of gamers worldwide to support local children’s hospitals. The organization has raised over $70 million since 2008, helping fund over 32 million treatments each year addressing trauma, diabetes, cancer, and more.
Skillz partners with prominent nonprofits including the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, and the American Red Cross to mobilize its mobile games platform and 30 million registered players worldwide to raise funds for important causes. Last weekend (March 28-29, 2020), Skillz raised nearly $40,000 through its games to help the American Red Cross alleviate critical blood shortages caused by COVID-19.