Newton, Mass.– August 28, 2007– WorldWinner, a subsidiary of FUN Technologies Inc. (TSX:FUN) (AIM:FUN) and the leading provider of online game competitions for cash and prizes, today announced a program in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that pledges to improve the environment by planting 10,000 trees in U.S. national forests. Throughout the month of September, WorldWinner will plant a tree each time a player enters a special edition Play, Plant&Protect tournament to benefit the Arbor Day Foundation.
“Our alliance with the Arbor Day Foundation represents our corporate commitment to support causes we’re passionate about,” said Peter Blacklow, president, WorldWinner.“Through our Play, Plant and Protect initiative, we’ve taken it one step further– we’re providing a way for players to directly contribute to replenishing our national forests.”
In support of the initiative, WorldWinner will introduce special Jackpot and Premium tournaments in top games such as Solitaire Rush, Bejeweled 2, Big Money, SwapIt!, Dynomite, SCRABBLE® Cubes, Spades, Cubis and Bookworm. In addition, custom environment-themed game boards will be created for popular games SwapIt! and Solitaire Rush, and the WorldWinner site will“go green” in appearance for the month.
To participate or check the progress of the program via WorldWinner’s animated tree meter, players can visit www.worldwinner.com/arborday.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit environmental and education organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org.
WorldWinner ( www.worldwinner.com) is the leading provider of online game competitions. It hosts competitions in some of the most popular casual games—including Solitaire, Bejeweled 2, SCRABBLE® Cubes, Luxor and Cubis—in which players compete against one another for cash and prizes. WorldWinner’s broad network of partner sites includes leading global brands, such as AOL Games, EA-Pogo, GSN, Lycos, MSN Games and MyPoints. WorldWinner has more than 30 million registered players worldwide.
About FUN Technologies
FUN Technologies Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of online and interactive casual and fantasy sports games and sports information. FUN is 53% owned by Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ:LINTA, LCAPA), and FUN's common shares are listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN". For more information on FUN Technologies’ offerings, visit www.funtechnologies.com.