We are just a couple of weeks away from a very important date, Saturday October 20th. It isn't important for any special holiday. Sure, Bela Lugosi, Tom Petty, and Snoop Dog all celebrate their birthdays on this date, but it is also the day many of us have committed to playing video games for 24 hours to raise money and show support for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the Extra-Life event. At this point, two weeks prior, we have over 70 people committed and over $4,600! If you aren't signed up yet, do it now and raise some money for kids who REALLY need it.

You all are doing such an amazing job and we have so much more we can do. To help and to say thank you to everyone participating, we are holding a raffle for a number of prizes a couple of days after the event. On top of that, those who participate online and play with mojomonkey12, Jack Gardner, or myself (whether or not you are signed up for the event or raised money) will have a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes including Steam download codes, Xbox 360 downloads for games including Resident Evil 4 HD, The War for Cyberton, and much more.

You earn 2 tickets just for signing up for the team, 1 for every person you recruit, 1 for every $10 raised by your recruits, and 1 for every $5 raised in your name. To use your raffle tickets, send me a GIO conversation, a twitter message (@brianseavey), or send an email to teamgioraffle@hotmail.com. Please be sure to tell me your name as it appears on Extra-Life so I can get your tickets right. You can also send a request for your ticket balance to these same contacts.

The deadline to submit your raffle prize tickets is Sunday October 21st at 10:00pm pacific time. All drawings will take place on the 22nd with winners being notified however I possibly can as well as being announced on the Jacked Up Indie and Mojo Show and on a blog that will be posted either on the 22nd or 23rd.

Here is a breakdown of the raffle prizes for those of you who don't want to head to the official raffle forum post:

Raffle #1
Prize: Max Payne 3 - Xbox 360
Description: A brand new copy of Max Payne 3 for the Xbox 360, still sealed.
Courtesy Of: Take 2 Interactive and The Cox Family

Raffle #2
Prize: An autographed copy of The Wheel of Time: The Gathering Storm
Description: A hardback copy of The Wheel of Time: The Gathering Storm autographed by Brandon Sanderson
Courtesy Of: Brandon Sanderson and Noobtubin8er

Raffle #3
Prize: E3 Swag Pack
Description: A swag pack of E3 and other nerdy items:

- Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG
- Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Graphic Novel #11: Union
- The Walking Dead Trade Paperback Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
- Prima The Witcher 2 Strategy Guide
- Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Omnibus Volume 1
- Assassins Creed 3 Steelbook Case
- Otherland: City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
- Playstation Water Bottle
- Fallout Nuka Cola bottle opener/magnet
- Sega Magnet
- Borderlands 2 Button
- Lollipop Chainsaw key chain
- Assassins Creed leather necklace with assassin's symbol
- Max Payne bullet keychain (collector's edition item)
- Two items from the Uncharted 3 Collector's Edition: Drake's ring and belt buckle
-Video Game Voters T-Shirt (XL)

Courtesy Of: Kyle Wadsworth and Noobtubin8er

Raffle #4
Prize: 12 Months of Playstation Plus
Description: Get a twelve month subscription or expand your existing subscription by the same twelve months to Playstation plus.
Courtesy Of: mojomonkey12

Raffle #5
Prize: $20 Xbox Live Gift Code
Description: Get some XBL points so you can download the latest and greatest DLC or arcade game of your choice with this $20 XBL code.
Courtesy Of: mojomonkey12 

Raffle #6
Prize: $20 Playstation Gift Code
Description: Download your favorite PS1 classic or get the latest DLC for your favorite game with this $20 Playstation gift card.
Courtesy Of: mojomonkey12 

Raffle #7
Prize: Super Replay autographed copy of Overblood
Description: If you have not watched the Super Replay of Overblood, go do it, NOW. It was hilarious! And now, you can win a brand new copy of Overblood, autographed by the Super Replay team who lived the experience (Dan Ryckert, Matt Helgeson, Joe Juba, Andrew Reiner, Tim Turi, Ben Hanson, and Phil Kollar [Professionally forged by Dan]).
Courtesy Of: Jack Gardner 

Raffle #8
Prize: Take 2 Interactive PC Game Bundle
Description: Three brand new PC games from Take 2 Interactive: Civilization V: Gods and Kings Expansion, The Darkness II Limited Edition, and Max Payne 3.
Courtesy Of: Take 2 Interactive and The Cox Family 

Raffle #9
Prize: Any video game for any system up to $60
Description: Win this raffle and you can tell Jack any video game you would like up to $60 (one game only). The game must be available for purchase.
Courtesy Of: Jack Gardner 

Raffle #10
Prize: Adventure Time Season 1 on DVD
Description: Follow the exciting and hilarious journeys of Finn and Jake through the Land of Ooo in your very own copy of the entire first season of Cartoon Network's Adventure Time.
Courtesy Of: Jack Gardner

Check out the raffle details with images on the official forum thread and have fun!