Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

The Ohio Union



ExtraLife is a unique, philanthropic movement centered around gaming. Participants are encouraged to fundraise with the support of family and friends leading up to the 24 hour marathon. There are three ways to participate in ExtraLife.


Game on your own!

You can visit and join Team Buckeye-Columbus. Next, start fundraising! This option is convenient because you can complete your 24 hour marathon whenever and wherever fits your schedule best.



Come to the annual Ohio Game Developer Expo!

This event takes place at COSI and includes a gaming tournament and raffles that both benefit ExtraLife. You can also see presentations, attend workshops, participate in competitions, and see all that COSI has to offer!



Come to BuckeyeThon’s on-campus event centered around gaming!

Gamers are encouraged to fundraise leading up to the big day while also being entered to win raffles and prizes. More details to follow.



If you have questions about any of these opportunities or have team members interested in participating, please reach out to us at