My name is Russell Newquist. I am a software engineer, a martial artist, an author, an editor, a businessman and a blogger. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, but I'm technically a high school dropout. I also think that everything in this paragraph is pretty close to meaningless. I work for a really great small company in Huntsville, Alabama building really cool software. I'm the owner and head instructor of Madison Martial Arts Academy, which I opened in 2013 less to make money and more because I just really enjoy a good martial arts workout with friends. I'm the editor in chief of Silver Empire and also one of the published authors there. And, of course, there is this blog - and all of its predecessors. There's no particular reason you should trust anything I say any more than any other source. So read it, read other stuff, and think for your damn self - if our society hasn't yet over-educated you to the point that you've forgotten how.
There are no men like me. There is only me.
Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon. But we’re not just having a blast and playing games. We’re also helping to save lives. We’re raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. If you don’t know, Children’s Miracle Network pays for life-saving treatment for terminally ill children.
The event runs for 24-hours. Some of us will stay the whole time. Others will come in and out as they like. You can do the same! Games begin at 8AM on Saturday morning and will continue until 8AM on Sunday morning. We’ll have all kinds of games. And if you’ve got a game you specifically want to play, bring it!
I’ve donated the location again, using my dojo to host. My friend Chris has donated his 10 foot projection screen again, and we’ll have plenty of game consoles and games to play on it! My friend Trevor of The Trainer Group has offered to donate refreshments this year. We’re talking to a few other folks about donations, and hope to have a few more announcements soon.
All of the money we raise – 100% of it – goes straight to the hospitals!
Come on out and join us for a great time and help support a great cause! You can join our official Extra Life team and get your friends and family to sponsor you. Or, if you’re not up for that, you can make a donation at the door!