When you hear of someone doing marathons for charity, most people think of a 5K marathon. But Johnston County resident Jason Bullock took a different approach, he played video games.
On Saturday, November 7th, Bullock, who goes by the gamer tag “Bullboski”, joined thousands of other gamers across the country and participated in the Extra Life charity event. This event has gamers play video games to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Bullock played a variety of video games live on his Twitch, YouTube and Facebook pages for over eight hours and raised $514.60. The money raised will go directly to Duke Children’s Hospital.
“This was such an amazing day,” Bullock said. “Not only did I get to play video games, a hobby I’ve enjoyed for over 30 years, I was able to do it for a good cause. Hopefully, this will help get rid of the negative stigma video games and gamers receive and show that gamers can be a force for good.”
Donations can still be made. To donate, visit https://www.extra-life.org/participant/Bullboski.