Gamer Shannon Atkinson, aka RainmanJam, to Live Stream to Raise Money for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Gamer Shannon Atkinson, aka RainmanJam, to Live Stream to Raise Money for Doernbecher Children's Hospital
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Atkinson is a part of the Extra Life community of gamers who aim to earn funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospital

PORTLAND, OR — Shannon Atkinson has just announced that he will be participating in an upcoming gaming marathon that will aim to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Donations are tax-deductible and will provide for the children being treated at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Atkinson aims to raise $100,000. To do so, he will be streaming live on various platforms and giving away prizes including a fully built PC with EVGA GeForce GTX 1080TI installed, a Nintendo Switch, and a Microsoft Xbox One X Console.

For those who want to support Extra-Life outside of the US, RainmanJam will be partnering with Verified Giveaways, donating all ad revenue during this period, and giving away even more prizes.

Atkinson, who is also known by his handle RainmanJam, is a gamer, but he is also a developer and tech reviewer. Offering a fresh perspective on tech and gadgets, Atkinson reaches his followers through his online presence. By way of his website and various social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, Atkinson reaches followers around the world with a unique look at cutting-edge, must-have tech.

During the live stream, fans and followers will get a chance to see Atkinson in action, and they will also have the opportunity to donate to RainmanJam’s cause. Atkinson will be live streaming on platforms including TwitchMixerSmashcastYouTubePeriscope, and Facebook Live. The simultaneous stream will be a fun and interactive way to raise money and have fun.

Extra Life was founded in 2008 to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Since its launch, the organization and its network of dedicated gamers have raised more than $30 million for various Children’s Miracle Network hospitals around the country.

Atkinson is excited to join the Extra Life community, and this will be his first year participating in the organization’s 24-hour marathon on November 4th starting at 9AM PDT. Atkinson and the other participants have pledged to fundraise around the year and game for 24 hours with the goal of saving and improving the lives of sick and injured children. In addition, RainmanJam will be warming up and taking donations during the weekday stream between 7PM and 11PM PDT starting today.

According to Atkinson, “My local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their illness, injury or even their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries they may get from just being a kid.”

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About Shannon Atkinson

Shannon Atkinson, aka Rainmanjam, is a developer, gamer, tech reviewer, and self-proclaimed all-around geek.

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