Local gamers raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Local News

For twenty five hours straight noises like this and this can be heard on the Roanoke College campus.

“Everybody just has a fun time. They can be around friends, people they haven’t met, and everyone gathers around to have a fun time,” said Coleman Holth, Video Games Club President, Roanoke College.

College students are glued to these gaming systems and playing for a good cause.

It’s part of the Extra Life Game Weekend, where people all over the country are gaming for 25 hours.

The event raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals including Carilion Children’s.

It’s usually 24 hours every year but this year,

“Daylight Savings increased the time a little bit,” said Coleman Holth, Video Games Club President, Roanoke College.

Coleman Holth is the video games club president at Roanoke College.

He says this is the third year that the club has participated in the event and it grows in popularity every year.

“It’s really surprising to see how much the event has grown over time. I remember the first year, we had around 30 people and the event had only been under way for about two hours and I’ve already lost count around 70 or so people,” said Coleman Holth, Video Games Club President, Roanoke College

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form