Xbox 360 G3 Event Returns for Second Year, Supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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Play your favorite Xbox 360 games and raise money online for your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital the weekend of August 18, 2012. Register to participate at http://www.xbox.com/g3 and gather donations from friends and family. In support of G3, Xbox LIVE is offering a free Gold weekend trial.

Xbox 360's G3 event helps kids treated at local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® is proud to confirm that the Xbox 360® Gaming and Giving for Good(G3) event will return the weekend of August 18, 2012. Gamers can register online at http://www.xbox.com/g3 to raise funds for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, with donations helping provide life-saving treatment, medical equipment, needed research and charitable care.

In exchange for helping kids in their local community, G3 participants will receive a free Xbox LIVE® Gold weekend trial beginning August 18. In addition to the G3 weekend, Xbox 360 will host daily “Game with Fame” opportunities at the G3 Miracle Lounge in West Hollywood, Calif. through Thursday, August 9. Actors, musicians, TV personalities and athletes will stop in to play their favorite Xbox 360 games with registered G3 participants. For more information and daily updates on this week’s Miracle Lounge happenings, visit Xbox’s Facebook page.

Launched last year, G3 was met with instant enthusiasm from the Xbox 360 gaming community, with nearly 10,000 gamers participating in the inaugural G3 event. As with last year, every G3 participant is asked to raise money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital by securing donations for each hour they play video games on designated days.

Since 1998, Microsoft Corp. and its employees have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals via fundraising programs and in-kind support (product & software), employee funds, volunteer time and Microsoft matching funds.

Visit http://www.xbox.com/g3 to register for this year’s G3 event and help kids in your local community.

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About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 top and nonprofit children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at http://www.CMNHospitals.org.

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