Extra Life Nerds - An Extra-Life.org 24 Hour Game-a-Thon Team

Extra Life begins on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8am


Thank You Sponsors

Team Nerdery is in your debt; Thank you!

A huge "Thank You!" to our sponsors.  Because of their generous donations, Extra Life Nerds was able to raise more than $58,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network during our 24-hour gaming event in 2017.


Over 100 Nerds

130 gamers in four different Nerdery locations joined forces and played games in the 24-hour Extra Life marathon to support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Ranked in Top 20

Extra Life Nerds ranked in the top 20 out of over 5000 teams last year. Our team has generated over $140,000 over the past five years!

Why Do We Play

One of our very own Nerds shares his family’s personal story of his son Joshua benefiting from services provided by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

The story of Victoria Enmon, a Leukemia patient who was the inspiration behind the Extra Life movement. Sign up and participate in Extra Life, which raises funds for 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: www.extra-life.org

Who We Play For

Gillette Children's

Gillette is recognized worldwide for excellence in patient care, advocacy, employment, research and education. 

Lurie Children's

Lurie Children’s is ranked as the top children’s hospital in Illinois and #6 in the country in the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report survey of children’s hospitals.

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children's Hospital once again has been named to U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Team Organization

Troy Cleland

Cloud Administrator at The Nerdery and Co-captain of Team Nerdery.

Kris Peterson

In charge of event streaming, promotional production, and the team's website.


Michelle Fuller

Catering & Event Manager at the Nerdery. Michelle helps with sponsorships, fundraisers, volunteers and catering for Team Nerdery Minnesota.


Jen Herbst

Jen handles meal donations and tracking food donations for MN and also tracks jersey orders and budgets.


Jim Butts

Principal Software Engineer (Chicago). Jim & his wife Jessica coordinate event planning for the Chicago Extra Life team.


Jessica Butts

Caterer & Honorary Nerd (Chicago). Jessica co-leads the recruiting, sponsorship, and event planning for the Nerdery Chicago Extra Life efforts.

J. Michael Edwards-Toepel

Solutions Engineer at The Nerdery.  J.Dot runs Team Phoenix.


Jeff Brown

In charge of running tournaments during the event and an extra set of helping hands for MN events throughout the year.