San Jose, Calif. (November 10, 2009) - San Jose-based online game publisher, GamesCampus.com ( www.GamesCampus.com, run by OnNet USA), announced today that it has partnered with Children's Miracle Network
( www.ChildrensMiracleNetwork.org) to host an online golf tournament called "Shot-Online For Miracles" in GamesCampus' popular golf simulation game, Shot-Online. Players can sign up for the tournament starting today at http://shotonline.gamescampus.com.
The online tournament kicks off November 10, 2009 and features exciting prizes including tickets to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., unique Golf Gear and much more. An entrance fee of $5 will benefit Children's Miracle Network and the 170 children's hospitals they support across the country.
"We are honored to partner with Children's Miracle Network on this exciting tournament," says David Chang, EVP of Marketing and Business Development for GamesCampus. "It is wonderful to work with such a fantastic charity that helps so many children and families.
Shot-Online players have been very supportive when we have held tournaments in the past for other great causes, but the "Shot-Online For Miracles" tournament will be our community's biggest charitable effort yet."
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals. Together with countless individuals and organizations, Children's Miracle Network helps sick and injured kids in local communities and uses donations to fund medical care, research and education, saving and improving the lives of 17 million children each year.
"We are grateful that GamesCampus and its Shot-Online community want to make a difference in the lives of so many sick and injured children," said George Mathis, Director of New Business and Package Goods at Children's Miracle Network. "The Shot-Online players' involvement in the tournament will surely result in a good time playing in a fun and competitive tournament with a chance to win great prizes, but most importantly they will know that they are contributing to a fantastic cause."
The "Shot-Online For Miracles" Tournament mirrors the real-life tournament that Children's Miracle Network holds each year. An official event of the PGA Tour, the 2009 Children's Miracle Network Classic this year marks the 39th year of the event in Central Florida. The PGA TOUR action takes place on Disney's Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses with several professional and celebrity golfers taking part in it.
The Grand Prize winner of the "Shot-Online For Miracles" Tournament will receive a signed pin flag from the real-life 2009 tournament winner., plus a Children's Miracle Network Ogio Golf Bag and four passes to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The second-place winner will receive the "Golfer's Package," which includes a Children's Miracle Network polo shirt, hat, balls and four passes to Disney World; and the third-place winner will win a package including a Children's Network polo shirt, hat and balls.
Shot-Online players can sign up at GamesCampus' official Shot-Online website ( http://shotonline.gamescampus.com).
Shot-Online, developed by Gamescampus.com, is a hybrid massively multiplayer online game. This golf simulation game incorporates elements of traditional role-playing and is enhanced by proprietary physics software. This software allows for real-world golf ball behavior based on environmental factors. Detailed 3-D graphics and realistic animation enhance the user-experience as players help their characters grow in skill and capability. Team and solo competitions allow players a chance to win game currency with which users can purchase skill-enhancing items.
GamesCampus, (run by OnNetUSA) is dedicated to changing the way people play online golf games. Based in San Jose, OnNet USA was founded in 2006 with its highly successful golf simulation game, Shot-Online.
GamesCampus' focus on sports and competitive games has produced amazingly fun item-based online competitive games for all gamers through its game portal www.gamescampus.com.