SAN FRANCISCO - Mar. 21, 2012 - Grantoo, a social gaming platform that brings college students and companies together in a socially responsible world of gaming, is hosting its first closed beta tournament on March 25. Winners will receive grants towards their college tuition and have the opportunity to donate a portion of their winnings to charity.
This tournament comes just before Grantoo’s official launch, which will open up gameplay and tournaments for college students throughout universities across the country. Grantoo will host tournaments every week, giving college students multiple chances to play against one another to win both educational grants and donations for the causes they care about.
Students can participate in online tournaments of popular casual games like word puzzles, poker, and trivia, all with a special Grantoo twist. They play to win educational grants that help pay off rising tuition costs. Grantoo also encourages students to “Do GooD” by pledging a minimum of 10% of their winnings to a charity of their choice.
“Students are spending hours each week playing games. We want to make that gaming time more productive and rewarding for both the player and the society they live in,” said Grantoo Co-founder Dimitri Sillam. “While students continue playing games they enjoy, we are also encouraging a lifelong mentality of giving back.”
At the same time, Grantoo helps businesses connect with college-age consumers by sponsoring tournaments and integrating brands into the games themselves. In doing so, companies are able to showcase the corporate giving that often goes unnoticed by consumers. Grantoo’s partner companies sponsor each tournament knowing that the prizes go toward educational costs and charitable donations. Grantoo is giving students more reasons to play by combining gaming with social good and brand connections.
The official nationwide launch is coming soon. The first public Grantoo tournament will be open to students at 40 selected campuses across the nation. To participate, visit: http://signup.grantoo.org/.
Grantoo is a free social gaming platform where college students play casual games to win tuition grants and donate to charity. Grantoo partners with national brands that sponsor gaming tournaments to help college students and the causes they care about. The platform helps businesses connect with the college student demographic and better showcase their corporate giving. Grantoo will open its platform and hold its first nationwide tournament in April 2012. Grantoo was founded in September 2011 and is based in San Francisco, CA. Students can “play” their tuition bills and learn more information at www.grantoo.org