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Virtual Day of Play

Virtual Esports Event

BuckeyeThon is using the power of video games to raise money for Nationwide Children's Hospital!

  • The Virtual Day of Play is a chance for all gamers, regardless if you are a Ohio State student or not, to help BuckeyeThon fundraise for Nationwide Children's Hospital through the power of gaming. On November 21st, BuckeyeThon, Extra Life, and Buckeye Gaming Collective will be hosting a gaming marathon alongside our Dance Marathon as an alternative way to engage and continue our fundraising efforts. You and your friends will be able to engage through our Twitch stream, tournaments, raffles, discord server and action packed livestream, featuring many special guests! Make sure to register, grab your snacks, and fire up your livestream for a 12 hour gaming marathon For The Kids! Want to know more about BuckeyeThon's impact? Click here to find out!
  • Looking to join the community, ask questions, or find for a group to play with? Join the Virtual Day of Play Discord Server

  • Tune into our stream on November 21st from 10am-10pm for all things Virtual Day of Play:

Fundraising & Raffles

To begin, participants can start their personal fundraising efforts by registering for their own Extra Life account and joining the BuckeyeThon team here:

For Participants to start fundraising for the kids at Nation Wide Children's Hospital, please access the Virtual Day of Play Fundraising Check List below or access BuckeyeThon's fundraising handbook for additional fundraising resources. There are also resources on your Extra Life account that make fundraising efficient, such as custom stream overlays and the Facebook fundraiser feature, which raise on average at least $150.

In efforts to support participants in their fundraising efforts, we have created the Virtual Day of Play Fundraising Check List! This is a powerful tool that provides simple tasks that create HUGE impact. ?As you progress through the tasks on your checklist, you can be entered into multiple raffles to win prizes. Take a look at the many raffles we will be holding throughout the day for those who complete...

  • four checklist items:
    •  10 x $10 Hangover Easy Gift Cards
  • six checklist items:
    •  5 x $ $25 Dirty Franks Gift Cards
  • eight checklist items:
    • Extra Life Game Bundle, which includes...
      • A South Park "Cartman's Basement" extra-large construction set
      • A copy of Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
      • A hardcover copy of Meagan Marie's Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play
      • A 1000 piece Rick & Morty Anatomy Park Puzzle
      • Kingdom Hearts 3 flag
      • A Meowchi Plush Lemon stuffed animal

To submit your checklist, please fill out a checklist submission template and submit it here: 

In addition to our Fundraising Checklist prizes, we will also be giving out prizes to the top fundraiser on the BuckeyeThon Extra Life Team!

Tournaments & Casual Play

Throughout the day, we will be running several tournaments. Players will be duking it out in their respective games for the chance to walk away with Amazon Gift Cards. The times for each tournament is listed below:

  • League of Legends 1v1 (2p EST)
  • Among Us Free For All (4p EST)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles (5p EST)
  • Rocket League Doubles (7p EST)

Link for registration:

Casual games with community members will also be happening all day long on the Virtual Day of Play Discord Server, so bring a friend along and meet some new folks to spread the word!

Those interested in participating and fundraising should check-in by registering here, regardless if they chose to participate in another tournament:

  • While this is set up like a tournament, this is simply a way for us to track who is engaging with our event.

Find more information on registration and rules here .

If you have questions about accessiblity or wish to request accommodations please contact Sakhi Patel at  Typically, two weeks notice will allow us to provide seamless access.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities or have Team Members interested in participating, please reach out to the Director of Events, Jeffrey Outcalt at