We value the opportunity to work with the Phoenix Children's Hospital on this event, and look forward to meeting with the kids and families there.
Gilbert, Arizona (PRWEB) September 12, 2008
Local video game-rental company Get Your Gamez Inc is proud to announce a partnership with Phoenix Children's Hospital to provide a Family Game Night for patients and families on Friday, September 12th at 3:30 PM. The event will feature several gaming stations, allowing children, siblings and parents to compete in several Wii Sports events such as bowling, boxing and tennis. Mario Kart will also be available to provide players with the opportunity to race up to four at a time. Pizza and refreshments will also be served for the children and their families.
"There's a misconception in the media about gaming… that it is a lazy or antisocial hobby. We have seen first-hand how a shared gaming experience can bring a lot of joy to kids and their families," said Jackie Behm, who along with her husband Matt own Get Your Gamez, Inc. "We value the opportunity to work with the Phoenix Children's Hospital on this event, and look forward to meeting with the kids and families there."
The event will showcase interactive gaming experiences and will encourage kids and their families to enjoy a few hours of fun together.
"Families at PCH admit they miss participating in family fun activities like playing video games while staying at the hospital. We are honored Get Your Gamez is throwing this entertaining event so our patients and families can focus on an evening of fun," says Leah Fischer Corporate Development Officer at the Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Get Your Gamez will also be coordinating a fundraising event with the hospital, providing a special discount code for new customers that will give a discount to new customers as well as a donation directly to the hospital. Media are invited to attend this family fun event, but are required to contact the media liaison, Allison Otu, prior to the event at [email protected] or at 602-546-0824.
About Get Your Gamez, Inc.
Get Your Gamez, Inc. is a locally owned and operated video game rental service, specializing in games for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and other consoles. The company was created by Matt and Jackie Behm, two parents and valley residents since 1992. As such, the company focuses on providing parents with a safe alternative for their video game rental needs. They provide next-day delivery throughout Arizona and offer extremely competitive rates. For more information on Get Your Gamez Inc., visit their website at http://www.trygyg.com.
About Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital is Arizona's only licensed children's hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to our state's sickest kids. Though Phoenix Children's is one of the ten largest freestanding children's hospitals in the country, rapid population growth in Arizona means the Hospital must grow as well. Phoenix Children's recently announced a $588 million expansion plan to bring its special brand of family-centered care to even more patients and families. The plan includes a significant upgrade of the Hospital's current campus, an aggressive physician recruitment effort, and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the Hospital's Web site at http://www.phoenixchildrens.com.