'Wheel of Fortune' Viewers Can Turn Spins Into Miracles for Children

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Home viewers can win the same cash and prizes that in-studio contestants win for themselves and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during “Secret Santa Sweepstakes,” brought to you by Walmart, Dec. 8-19.

Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White and Pat Sajak are supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Dec. 8-19 during Wheel of Fortune's "Secret Santa Sweepstakes"

“We are thrilled to join America’s number one game show to help children’s hospitals this holiday season,” said Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals president and CEO John Lauck.

America’s Game®, Wheel of Fortune is once again presenting its popular “Secret Santa Sweepstakes” brought to you by Walmart, and this year the at-home viewers aren’t the only winners. A Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of the winner’s choice will receive a cash donation matching their winnings with a minimum of $300,000 being donated during the course of the sweepstakes.

Each weeknight, from Dec. 8-19, Wheel of Fortune Wheel Watchers Club members will be watching to see if their Special Prize Identification Number (SPIN) ID is revealed, making them the winner of the same prizes as the show’s in-studio contestants. Whatever the home viewer wins will be matched in cash and donated to a Children's Miracle Network Hospital of the at-home winner’s choice. This marks the first time in Wheel of Fortune’s 32 seasons that the popular game show has produced weeks of shows that will directly benefit one charity.

“We are thrilled to join America’s No. 1 game show to help children’s hospitals this holiday season,” said Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals president and CEO John Lauck. “I hope everyone has signed up for the Wheel Watchers Club and will be watching Wheel of Fortune to see if their SPIN ID comes up because those winners will provide charitable care, therapy programs and specialized life-saving treatments and equipment for the 10 million kids treated in our hospitals each year.”

To be eligible to win Wheel of Fortune’s “Secret Santa Sweepstakes,” viewers are asked to join Wheel of Fortune’s loyalty program, the Wheel Watchers Club, for free at wof.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org by Nov. 30. Each member is automatically assigned a unique, alpha-numeric SPIN ID Number.

If the viewer has a Wheel Watchers Club SPIN ID number, he or she will be eligible to win the exact same prizes won by the in-studio contestant and be able to pay it forward by selecting a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of their choice to receive the cash equivalent of their prizes or a minimum of $10,000.

Wheel Watchers Club members will want to watch Wheel of Fortune to see if their SPIN ID number is revealed and then log on to wheeloffortune.com [wheeloffortune.com __title__ ] within 24 hours of the broadcast to claim their prizes and take the first step to helping one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The sweepstakes SPIN ID reveal period spans “Walmart Family Week” (Dec. 8 – Dec. 12) and “Secret Santa”-themed shows (Dec. 15 – Dec. 19) on Wheel of Fortune.

Walmart is a longtime supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The company’s associates and customers have raised more than $750 million for member hospitals throughout the partnership.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

About Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune is America’s Game®. It has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned seven Emmy Awards, including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With more than 26 million viewers per week, syndication’s most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better --anytime and anywhere --in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 250 million customers and members visit our 10,994 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at walmart.com and samsclub.com.

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