Microsoft is hosting the Gaming and Giving for Good (or G3) Xbox LIVE charity event on August 18, 2012 to benefit Extra Life, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser. By playing your favorite Xbox 360 games, you can help raise some much needed money for your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital by gathering pledges for donations from friends and family. In support of the G3 event, Xbox LIVE is also offering a Free Gold Weekend to everyone on the weekend of August 18.
Getting started is pretty straightforward: players register and create a personal fundraising page, and then ask friends and family to donate money for each hour they play. Then on August 18 participants will play the number of hours they pledged on Xbox Live.
Find out more about the G3 event here.