The Xbox community truly is a force to be reckoned with, and the Xbox Ambassadors are at the core of that spirit. Day after day, Ambassadors participate in activities to help their fellow gamers and to help make Xbox the best place to play. As the holiday season approaches, that same “giving spirit” is amplified, especially through organizations like Extra Life.
Over the next couple of months, Xbox Ambassadors across the community will be gearing up to stream their gameplay LIVE for 24 straight hours. Many streamers participate in zany antics like eating insanely hot chicken wings, smashing pies in their face, or having children apply their makeup to engage their viewers and help reach their fundraising goals. All proceeds raised during the Extra Life live streams benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Below, a few Ambassadors, who will be Extra Life streaming on Mixer, share what this annual event means to them.
Extra-Life is an amazing charity, allowing gamers around the globe to come together for the common goal of helping kids in need. It is so awesome to see the generous outpour from the gaming community each and every year. Over the years, I’ve had friends and family in need of aid from my local hospital. I couldn’t imagine what their lives would be like without the help they have received. I take part in Extra-Life so that other families can hopefully receive the same treatment when they are in need.
Extra Life is a great way for me to give back locally and support a worthy cause doing something I do all the time anyway. It’s a good way to connect to the community locally and raise money for children that need help. My brother passed away in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 24 days after he was born. I’m motivated knowing I can help make a difference.
Extra Life gives me an opportunity to help kids be kids by doing something I love. My kids motivate me to do it because I can’t imagine what parents go through when their child is sick.
If you’re an Ambassador hosting an Extra Life stream on Mixer, tag @XboxAmbassadors on Twitter or Instagram and we’ll do our best to spread the word. We’ll also be featuring a select few Extra Life streams on our Mixer channel, so keep tagging us! We can’t wait to see all the awesome streams from the Xbox community.