Tempe, Arizona - July 25, 2013 - Following our first year of support for Make-A-Wish, which culminated in more than $15,000 donated in 2012, GameTruck Licensing, LLC, a leader in video game entertainment, pledges their continued support to Make-A-Wish and its mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. GameTruck, the original and only patented mobile video game theater, will align with Make-A-Wish through May 2014, supporting the Make-A-Wish vision of granting every eligible child’s wish. GameTruck franchise owners have pledged to participate in Make-A-Wish chapter events throughout the year. Because of its initial success as a campaign last year, GameTruck will again host a “Month of Giving”, this year launching on August 1st and continuing throughout the month. During the "Month of Giving” campaign, Game Truck will donate $20 for each party booked during the month, up to a cap of $380 per trailer.
“We are extremely proud of the work we did with Make-A-Wish last year,” said Scott Novis, founder and CEO of GameTruck. “Not only did we make a considerable financial contribution, but our GameTruck parties helped bring smiles to these children’s faces and helped them escape in our video game world for a few hours, which was priceless.”
GameTruck offers a premier party experience for both children and adults in an interactive, multiplayer environment accommodating at least 16 players. GameTruck trailers are equipped with more than three dozen of the latest multiplayer video games and all the major video game consoles (XBOX360®, Nintendo Wii™ and PlayStation®). A GameCoach manages each event, promoting fair, interactive play. A standard GameTruck party consists of two hours of play for ages 6 and up; 16-20 players can compete in the trucks interior. Just like at home, GameTruck parents can look through the library and take out what they deem unacceptable for their kids.
“For Make-A-Wish, companies like GameTruck are essential to fulfilling our wish-granting mission,” said David Williams, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. “GameTruck goes above and beyond to create wish experiences that make life more enjoyable for wish kids and their families.”
Since it was founded in 2006, GameTruck has grown to 60 franchisees operating 80 GameTruck rigs in 150 territories across 23 states and Lagos, Nigeria. Expansion is underway in Canada and Trinidad and GameTruck expects to add 30 new franchisees and 60 new territories in 2013 alone, with long-range projections for 200 to 250 units covering the U.S. and Canada. GameTruck is the owner of U.S. Pat. No. 8,029,368 issued October 4, 2011. www.GameTruckParty.com
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.