For Immediate Release
(Santa Monica, CA) – Wednesday, May 21, 2008 – GSN pays homage to “America’s finest” this Memorial Day weekend with a multi-platform tribute to our servicemen and women, featuring online charity tournaments, GSN LIVE surprise moments, including a very special delivery for our troops in Iraq, and a six-hour “Match Game” Memorial Day Marathon.
Kicking off GSN’s Memorial Day weekend, GSN LIVE fulfills their motto “We Live To Give" as host Heidi Bohay delivers prize packages for the troops in Iraq at a local US Army Recruiting Center Friday, May 23 from Noon to 3PM E/11AM to 2PM C. And tune in Monday, May 26 from Noon to 3PM E/11AM to 2PM C during the network’s “Match Game” Memorial Day Marathon for a GSN LIVE Memorial Day surprise moment and a very special in-studio appearance by former US Army paratrooper and 1976, five-time “Match Game” winner Rick Bursky.
Beginning Monday at 9AM E/8AM C, all 12 episodes of GSN’s “Match Game” Memorial Day Marathon will feature contestants from America’s Armed Forces, including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Hosted by veteran game show icon Gene Rayburn, the six-hour tribute will star celebrity panelists Joyce Bulifant, Bill Cullen, Richard Dawson, Fred Grandy, Jack Klugman, Dick Martin, Charles Nelson Reilly, Brett Somers and Jimmy Walker, among others.
“From GSN LIVE’s participatory programming to our online tournaments and casual games at GSN.com, we’ve created a unique, multi-platform experience for our audience this Memorial Day weekend,” said Heidi Diamond, Executive Vice President. “And with a portion of the online tournament proceeds going to SOWF, players can enjoy their favorite games while giving back to those who have given so much to our country.”
In addition to GSN’s on-air salute to America’s troops, GSN.com recently launched several online tournaments benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), which provides college scholarships to children of fallen military personnel. Supporting SOWF in its mission through the end of the month, GSN.com is donating a portion of all entry fees collected from popular casual game tournaments like Bejeweled 2, Big Money, Catch-21, Dynomite, Solitaire Rush, Spider Solitaire, SCRABBLEÒ Cubes and SwapIt!. The leading provider of online game competitions for cash and prizes, GSN.com, along with WorldWinner.com, has contributed upwards of $445,000 to deserving charities since 2004.
GSN, the Game Show Network, is the premier destination for game content. From exciting, original watch-and-win endeavors to classic franchises and dynamic online games, including free casual and skill-based games, cash tournaments and cash games at GSN.com (and WorldWinner.com), GSN is where people come to play, anywhere, anytime. GSN is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation and is distributed to more than 66 million cable television subscribers throughout the U.S. and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. For further information, visit GSN’s press website at http://corp.GSN.com.
Media Contact: Jen Minezaki, GSN 310.255.6933/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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