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The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) at Maine Medical Center is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research, and education. With more than 100,000 annual patient visits, the hospital offers services in cancer treatment, cardiology, neonatal care, and numerous other pediatric specialties. Maine’s only certified children’s hospital is designed with children in mind with state-of-the-art hospital equipment, specialty programs and spacious play areas. From well-child visits to specialized medical and surgical treatment of complex, life-threatening illnesses and injuries, BBCH offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient, family-centered care from an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.

“Play with a Pro LIVE is going to be AMAZING! We are so excited to bring together our Extra Lifers and members of the gaming community, and so grateful for the efforts of the incredible team of volunteers making this event happen! Play with a Pro LIVE will benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH), Maine’s only children’s hospital, where more than 100,000 patients are cared for each year. Whether it’s a cystic fibrosis patient playing UNO with her family at home during her twice-daily treatments, a child who can’t physically meet up with friends so he games with them online, or our Child Life team bringing diversion and education through a weekly BINGO game in the hospital, games are common ground. And together, we can use gaming for good! We hope you’ll join us for Play with a Pro events and meet some of our gaming heroes!”

– Meaghan McNamara, Philanthropy Specialist, BBCH

Central Maine Community College has dove head first into the world of competitive gaming. Popular games like Fortnite, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, and many others have been paired with a 2 year associate’s degree in Esports Management. This degree will give students the tools they need to take their first steps into the world of ESports management, game development, interpersonal relations and so much more! The Mustangs also have Varsity players trying to achieve the next level of gaming by moving into the professional ranks, as they continue their careers.

The Point was designed to provide a place for people to engage with the Greater Portland community, seven days a week. Come sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in our cafe while your kids play on the playscape, meet friends for lunch, get involved in one of our programs, or join us for a service on Sunday in our Auditorium. We offer a wide variety of classes and activities for all ages, and our space is available to be used for special events or as a meeting facility for your organization.

GRUNTo Corps empowers veterans in the gaming and technology related industries. We do this directly through our programs. Our programs include; Deployed, Charlie Mike and Operator. It is a combination of these that allows us to help better serve the veteran to succeed in the career path they feel would benefit them.

Sparked Host has been providing powerful, reliable, and high quality hosting at affordable prices since 2017. Sparked Host offers Minecraft, Web, VPS and Game Hosting with 8 different locations to choose from. Sparked Host is proud to be a lead partner and provide us with a private Minecraft server for Play with a Pro LIVE! & The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

Chits & Bits is an ever-growing Tabletop & RPG group of gamers that have turned their hobby into a way to help the kids and families at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. This Extra Life Team holds a number of events throughout the year. They host monthly fundraising nights at Five Guys Burgers & Fries, to Game Days at friendly Local Game Stores to their premiere event – a 24 hour board game marathon with hundreds of prizes and giveaways. Chits & Bits works hard to make our community a better place and have fun doing it! They will be set up and playing games at Play with a Pro LIVE! – be sure to stop in and roll some dice for a good cause!

GTFO Escape Room will be joining us for our LIVE event on 03/28 at The Point! They will be setting up a mini game at their vendor table and then a mobile Escape Room for ticket holders!!

Maine LOVES Escape Rooms! At GTFO Escape Room they can host groups as large as 24 people at time that will be solving puzzles, finding hidden objects and working together with teammates to escape fun themed rooms!

Every room offers a new, fully interactive adventure for you, your family, friends, and co-workers. Make a reservation today for any date, including today, and put your skills to the test!

Do you or your company want to be a Partner or Sponsor? Email us at with your ideas of how we can partner #ForTheKids. ESports Orgs welcome.