FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Huntington Beach, CA, December 2, 2011—The Get-Well Gamers Foundation ( www.getwellgamers.org), a video game charity whose mission is to bring interactive entertainment to children in healthcare facilities, celebrates its 10th anniversary this Saturday, December 3, with a special holiday event with IGDA LA, the International Game Developers' Association's Los Angeles Chapter ( http://www.igda.org/la) and WIGI, Women in Games International ( http://getwigi.com).
"We are so happy to join with IGDA LA and WIGI for such a happy occasion," said Ryan Sharpe, President and Co-Founder, Get-Well Gamers Foundation. "The gaming industry as well as the larger gaming community has been so supportive over the years, we felt we couldn't ignore this wonderful opportunity to thank them."
"It is our pleasure to welcome Ryan and his team," said Louise Nemschoff, Member of the IGDA LA Board of Directors. "What he has done is a remarkable achievement. The Foundation's mission is a credit everyone who has ever created, worked on or played a video game. We should all aspire to emulate Ryan Sharpe's generosity and persistence in helping others."
"We encourage IGDA and WIGI members in the Los Angeles area to stop by," added Belinda Van Sickle, CEO of WIGI. "Those games or those old systems you're no longer playing can benefit some child who is spending the holidays in a long-term treatment facility."
The party begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. In addition to help support a worthy cause, the event is also an excellent excuse to mix and mingle with fellow game industry professionals in a scenic oceanfront locale. There will be free food and drink, music, fire performances and a projection screen with dance videos. There will also be swimming, if weather permits.
To RSVP, as well as get directions and additional information about the party, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2540175734/mcivte
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: http:// www.getwellgamers.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 more than 140 hospitals and treatment facilities across North America and Canada. For more information, please visit www.getwellgamers.org.