September 7, 2005

Contact: Angela Heisel (505) 272-3651, Jenny Savage (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Extra Life for Kids is a 36-hour video game marathon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. ELFK atNew MexicoStateUniversity's group raises funds for the state'sCMNHospital UNM Children's Hospital. ELFK is looking for participants and sponsorships from individuals, departments, or groups to make this event a bigger success then last years. This year's event will be held on October 8th at9amthrough the October 9th at9pm.

UNM Children's Hospital,New Mexico's only Children'sMiracleNetworkHospitalserves nearly 60,000New Mexicochildren every year. The hospital offers the most comprehensive care for children available inNew Mexico, and has the highest level of intensive care for children suffering from an illness or injury. Pediatric physicians specialize in many areas, including pediatric surgery, neonatology, oncology, cardiology, pulmonary and much more.

For more information on the game marathon, contact Patrick McDougle atpdougle@cs.nmsu.eduor visit the websitehttp://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~pdougle/ELFK/to sign up.