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Get-Well Gamers donation

Charity pockets $9,000 from Bass Pro Shops.


Huntington Beach, CA, August 4, 2008—The Get-Well Gamers Foundation, a California-based public charity dedicated to bringing electronic entertainment to children in healthcare facilities, today announced that it had received a product donation of over $9,000 from Bass Pro Shops.

The product was raised as the result of a national video games trade-in, which took place from May 21-26 as part of “Go Outdoors,” a series of national events by Bass Pro Shops to kick off the summer season with a message of giving and the health benefits of the sporting lifestyle.

For their generosity, socially conscious gamers who donated their used games received a 15 percent discount off Bass Pro Shops branded merchandise in the fishing, water sports, tents, sleeping bags, and footwear categories.

"The hospital is not a fun place to spend your summer, and Bass Pro Shops hopes the donation from our Go Outdoors event will help make it easier for kids across the country,” said Larry Whiteley, Bass Pro Shops. “Teaming up with Get Well Gamers was a great opportunity to let those that can enjoy the outdoors help those who are unable."

“This donation will go far to refresh the games supply for our ever-growing network,” added Ryan Sharpe, President, Get-Well Gamers Foundation. “We deeply appreciate the efforts of Bass Pro Shops for organizing this effort and we are forever grateful to their public-spirited patrons.”

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

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

About Bass Pro Shops®

Bass Pro Shops, recently voted the #1 outdoor retailer in America by Sporting Goods Business Magazine, has won numerous awards for their store concept and design. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, Bass Pro Shops currently has a total of 50 locations open in the United States and Canada. Rated high as tourist destination picks, over 100 million people visit the stores annually with several stores being their state’s #1 tourist attraction and many others placing among the top 5. For more information on Bass Pro Shops stores, products and events visit their web site

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Media Contacts:

William Lessard

PRwithBrains for Get-Well Gamers Foundation

(914) 476-6089

Larry Whiteley

Bass Pro Shops



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