Huntington Beach, CA, November 13, 2009—The Get-Well Gamers Foundation ( www.getwellgamers.org), a California-based public charity dedicated to bringing electronic entertainment to children in healthcare facilities, has received a $10,000 donation from the Camarilla, the official fan club of White Wolf Publishing, a division of CCP, best known for the popular Vampire: The Masquerade, Vampire: The Requiem and the World of Darkness role-playing franchises.
The donation was raised Halloween weekend as part of the International Camarilla Convention (ICC). ICC is White Wolf’s an annual fan event, held this year in White Wolf’s hometown of Atlanta, GA., Oct. 29-31. In addition to panels, gallery exhibitions, contests and other surprises, the event also offered the thousands of horror fans in attendance the opportunity to participate in charitable auctions, poker tournaments, raffles and other activities to demonstrate their growing commitment to charity.
“This is unprecedented,” said Ryan Sharpe, President of the Get-Well Gamers Foundation.“Last year, the Camarilla donated $4,000. And here, a year later, with the national unemployment rate skyrocketing, they raised even more. That’s a wonderful tribute to the public spiritedness of the community, which has also supported women’s shelters, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other worthy causes. We cannot thank the Cam and the good folks at White Wolf and CCP enough for their generosity.”
“Get-Well Gamers is a charity whose mission strikes a personal note with our membership,” said Ric Connely, a long-time Cam member and the current ICC Director.“In addition to being live action role-playing fans, we’re also gamers, and we share Ryan’s vision of using interactive entertainment as a way of making children feel comfortable and more alert despite their immediate physical circumstances. We look forward to the next opportunity to help Get-Well any way we can.”
The Get-Well Gamers Foundation accepts console games and equipment as well as hand-held systems and the games supported by these platforms. To make a tax-deductible donation or to recommend a treatment facility, visit www.get-well-gamers.org.
About Get-Well Gamers: The Get-Well Gamers Foundation is a California-based 501© (3)-certified public charity dedicated to bringing electronic entertainment to children's hospitals for the benefit of entertainment and pain management since 2001. Its network includes over 40 hospitals and treatment facilities across North America. For more information, please visit www.getwellgamers.org.
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