Impact United is a community-wide fundraising program that gives Smashers the opportunity to support their local communities and children’s hospitals as part of Impact 2016. Starting April 1st, you can create your own charity fundraiser through Extra Life and support one of 170 children’s hospitals across the US as part of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Start a fundraiser at your local tournament or Smash club, collect donations as part of your tournament’s entrance fee, or even stream your fundraiser to let viewers donate and participate in the event. All donations count towards the community goal of $50,000, which goes directly to kids in children’s hospitals across the country.
To get started, sign up with Extra Life on and join our fundraising page at Collecting donations can be done via your tournament’s entrance fees, through sales of food and drinks, simple cash donations, or any combination of the above. Make a post in your local Smash group’s Facebook or event page and ask your friends what ways of fundraising best fit your local scene. You can also create a poll to see if players at your event would be open to having part of their venue fee go towards the fundraiser. Start the conversation by posting this article in your local groups or share it with your local TOs and players. There are many different ways you can customize your fundraiser, so explore any ideas and discuss them with your local scene. If you’re interested in starting a fundraiser, contact us on twitter at @GameSaversOrg or email at so we can help you with your ideas or any questions you may have. We’ll also be providing resources such as graphics, info, and print-outs so you can have everything you need to get your fundraiser started.
Impact 2016 is a Smash 64, Melee, and Smash 4 tournament this April 9-10th in Orlando, FL benefiting Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Impact will be streamed live on ShowdownSmash and features players from across the country such as Axe, HugS, Duck, and more to come soon. Find out more about Impact 2016 at and follow us for updates at @GameSaversOrg.