Extra Life Nerds - An Extra-Life.org Team


Thank You Sponsors and Donors!

Team Extra Life Nerds is in your debt; Thank you!

A huge "Thank You!" to our sponsors and donors from 2020.  Because of their generous donations, Extra Life Nerds was able to raise more than $40,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network during our 24-hour gaming event in 2020.

Over 100 Nerds

130 gamers in four different 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 25

Extra Life Nerds ranked in the top 25 out of over 5000 teams last year. Our team has generated over $290,000 over the past five years!

Why Do We Play

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

Founder and Co-captain of Team Extra Life Nerds

Jon Deckenbach

Co-captain and recruiter extraordinaire 

Josh Oswald

Co-captain and PVO (Positive Vibes Officer)

Mike Richards

Co-captain and spreadsheet maker