HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2010 – Andrew Burke, a communications major at High Point University, recently participated in a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for the Children?s Miracle Network.
The marathon was organized by Extra Life, a national organization of gamers that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals by holding various events throughout the year.
Burke, who is a member of Extra Life Houston, raised more than $340 in the marathon benefiting his local CMN hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital.
“Saving lives is not a game, but it sure was fun,” says Burke.
Since its inception, the organization has raised more than $430,000 for the Children’s miracle network Hospitals.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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