Featured Big Hearted Gamer: Laura Shields

We support the gamers who play games and volunteer for charity. BigHeartedGamers.com wants to recognize people who support their communities, locally or at large.

What was the game that turned you into a gamer?


What video game charities do you play or volunteer for?

Extra Life.

Do you volunteer or support any non-gaming charities?

Relay For Life. I supported and volunteered prior to and during my evolving into a survivor.

What made you decide to play for charity?

I’m always gaming already with friends and enjoy it. Melding the two made sense.
The fact that our society is ever evolving, the help is all around us. We need to reach all avenues to get the support.

How do you promote your campaigns?

Tweeted, email, and live feeds.

During our live feed we were using the Minecraft platform (see featured image above demonstrating her craftiness), we would tell jokes. To get the answer to the joke they would need to donate. It worked pretty well. Was fun and created a lot of laughter.

What are some of your most rewarding experiences in gaming for charity?

Reaching the goals most importantly. Being able to meet new people and just having great company along the way.

What is your defining “Big Hearted Gaming” moment?

Being apart of something that millions are apart of while doing what you love to do. GivingĀ online, meeting strangers while being able to befriend them. Being able to reflect and create a connecting bond all while being able to raise awareness and funding for a cause.

What are some of your prominent successes or memories?

Being that I was the Ambassador for GTG (Girl Tribe Gaming) in Minecraft. I was able to replicate the Extra Life logo. Along with a few other logos like Overwatch and GTG. Being able to bring my creativity to life and seeing the response is heartwarming. Putting a smile on someones face is the best feedback anyone could ask for.

Thank you Laura! You can support Laura and her endeavors with gaming for charity on her Extra Life participant page.

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