Meet FableVision's 2015 Extra Life team!


Gamers, start your consoles! Team FableVision is gearing up our fundraising efforts for the Children’s Miracle Network through Extra Life. What’s Extra Life? It’s a 24 hour game-a-thon fundraiser for any Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice, and Boston Children’s Hospital, we choose you!

Folks can sponsor a member of our team starting at $1 per hour (a total of $24), or support FableVision as a whole by visiting our team page here. Every member of our team has been training for this since we were kids; from Super Mario to Tag, from Dungeons and Dragons to Scrabble, we are truly an Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A-Team! Introducing Team FableVision!


Name: Gary Goldberger
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: I remember after school on winter days a group of six to seven kids would come over and bounce between playing epic games of M.U.L.E. on the Commodore 64 and Risk (board game) at the same time. 
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? One of the most exciting parts of the Extra Life event is that you never know what new game you will learn. 
Why are you participating in Extra Life? Boston Children's Hospital was there when my child was in need of an emergency operation that saved his life. I am hoping that this support will allow them to help others in the same way they helped me and my family. 
Fun fact about yourself: I am a collector of hobbies...lately it's been bee keeping and origami.


Name: Matt Brelsford
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: Playing Dungeons and Dragons with my older sister and her friend from up the road. It's really the perfect game for a kid; it's all about imagination, creativity, cooperation, and there are no limits to what you can do.
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? Any of the social games, like Resistance or Two Rooms and a Boom.
Why are you participating in Extra Life? Get to do something I love with people I love, all for a good cause. Doesn't get better than that!
Fun fact about yourself: I wrote a computer program that, given enough time and space, would eventually generate every possible picture. Most of them would just be noise, but there would be pictures of you riding on a dragon through every city in the world, past or present.


Name: Adam Landry
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: Not necessarily my favorite, but I very distinctly remember playing Decathlon on the Atari 2600 for hours on end - trying to wiggle that darn black joystick with the red button back and forth faster than any of my friends. Everyone had a different take on how to do it. Of course, finding the little "glitches" were always a treat. I think at one point I pole vaulted a couple hundred feet in the air.
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? I love the mix of board games, card games, video games and the occasional wheelbarrow race.
Why are you participating in Extra Life? It is such a great way to raise money for a wonderful cause. And, by participating with my children, they are learning all the fun ways to do good in the world.
Fun fact about yourself: Mr. Troy, my 6th grade teacher, required that we be able to recite 150 prepositions in under a minute. I can still do it. Give or take a couple seconds.


Name: Sonnye Lim
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: I used to play Super Mario World and Raiden on the SNES with my dad.
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? Any game that involves competition and teamwork. I'd love to play Mario Kart!
Why are you participating in Extra Life? This will be my first time participating. It just sounds like a lot of fun and It'll be for a good cause.
Fun fact about yourself: I have a pet albino crayfish.


Name: Michael Fogarasi
Favorite Game Memory: Growing up, one of the houses I lived in had a great rec room in the basement. We were able to black out the windows and make it completely dark. Then we would have one person guard the light switch at one end of the room. Everyone else, armed with pillows, would have to fight their way across the room to see who could switch the light on first. It was a little dangerous, but I'm pretty sure it's the most fun I ever had.
What am I looking forward to playing: New games! I love finding a new game that I really enjoy.
Why am I participating: It's a great way to raise money for a very important cause that I am passionate about!
Fun Fact About Myself: I finally won the kick the shoe contest at our local fair this summer after coming in second for almost five years in a row.


Name: Sarah Ditkoff
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: I played flashlight tag with my whole neighborhood. I had two favorite hiding places: behind my house in the wild blueberry bushes, or in my mom's vegetable patch.
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? Two Rooms and a Boom
Why are you participating in Extra Life? It's the right thing to do. Boston Children's Hospital does incredible work and whatever I can do to help that along is worth it -- especially when it's this fun!
Fun fact about yourself: I'm in the process of learning calligraphy.


Name: Hannah O'Neal
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: I've always loved playing video games. As a kid, I would play with my siblings so it was super fun. We would use our Sega Genesis to play Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Earthworm Jim. I LOVE those games!
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? I pretty much love any game where you get to work collaboratively with other players.
Why are you participating in Extra Life? I get to do something I love with people whom I love, and help raise money for sick children in the Boston area and beyond.
Fun fact about yourself: I can make a whistle out of an acorn top.


Name: Isabella Boettcher
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: My family is extremely passionate about Scrabble. At least once a week after dinner, we would clear the table to make room for our limited edition Scrabble board. It got very competitive.
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? All the games! I'm not sure which one's we have...
Why are you participating in Extra Life? I love Boston, and therefore I love Boston Children's Hospital. To be able to help them out in any way is an opportunity I wasn't about to pass up!
Fun fact about yourself: I have over twenty different allergies.


Name: Karina Kolb
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: Playing Dominos and Old Maid with my grandparents, huge game nights with my family and neighbors, and playing Zoombinis on the family computer.
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? I’m not sure what games are on the table (figuratively and literally), but I’m bring my 20-sided dice ;)
Why are you participating in Extra Life? Many people in my life have been touched by cancer. The Children's Miracle Network truly helps kids and their families, deciding to participate was not a hard decision.
Fun fact about yourself: My favorite animal is the majestic Gopher Tortoise


Name: Brian Grossman
Favorite game memory from when you were a kid: The Atari 2600. I spent way too much time with the Atari 2600. Hmmm… in retrospect… maybe I should be a little more understanding when I find my 13-year-old son playing video games into the wee hours of the morning...
What are you looking forward to playing this year at Extra Life? Hanging out with all my friends from work spending an entire day doing nothing but fun stuff!
Why are you participating in Extra Life? To raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital, of course! … and maybe to have some fun, too...
Fun fact about yourself: I am clinically addicted to sugar.

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