GAMETRUCK DONATES $15,010 TO MAKE-A-WISH®

Mobile video game theater raises money through ‘Month of Giving’ in July

 

(Tempe, Ariz.)—GameTruck Licensing, LLC will donate $15,010 to Make-A-Wish  as a result of their “Month of Giving” in July. Throughout the month of July, GameTruck celebrated their Month of Giving by donating $15 for every event booked, with a $350 donation cap for each participating franchise owner and/or trailer.

“Aligning with Make-A-Wish earlier this year was an exciting step for our organization, and we are happy to say our first system-wide fundraising effort was a huge success,” said Scott Novis, founder and CEO of GameTruck. “The results for our first Month of Giving exceeded our expectations and we hope to increase our donation each year as we repeat the Month of Giving.”

GameTruck named Make-A-Wish their charity of choice earlier this year and is now a proud sponsor of Make-A-Wish and its mission to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. GameTruck—a patented mobile video game theater concept featuring flat-screen HDTVs, comfortable seating, a high-quality sound system and the latest video game consoles—and its franchise owners will participate in more than 500 Make-A-Wish chapter events throughout the year.

GameTruck offers a premier party experience for both children and adults in an interactive, multiplayer environment that accommodates 16 or more players. Self-powered, climate-controlled GameTruck trailers are outfitted with comfortable seating, four to as many as eight flat-screen HDTVs, enhanced sound systems, more than three dozen of the latest multiplayer video games and all the major video game consoles (XBOX360®, Nintendo Wii™ and Playstation®3). A GameCoach manages each event, promoting fair, interactive play. 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. GameTruck expects to add 30 new franchisees and 60 new territories in 2012 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

About Make-A-Wish

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 212,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2011 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

GameTruck Aligns With Make-A-Wish®

TEMPE, Ariz., May 16, 2012  — GameTruck Licensing, LLC is now a proud sponsor of 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—joins other well-known national corporations in their efforts to support the Make-A-Wish vision of granting every eligible child's wish. GameTruck franchise owners will participate in more than 500 Make-A-Wish chapter events throughout the year.

"We are extremely excited to support a great organization like Make-A-Wish," said Scott Novis, founder and CEO of GameTruck. "GameTruck already focuses on making kids' dreams come true every day, and this is the perfect way for us to raise the bar. This alliance allows us the ability to get involved with volunteer opportunities, event participation, donating GameTruck experiences and cause marketing promotions."

 

"For Make-A-Wish, companies like GameTruck are essential to fulfilling our wish-granting mission," said David A. 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."

About GameTruck
GameTruck offers a premier party experience for both children and adults in an interactive, multiplayer environment that accommodates 16 or more players. Self-powered, climate-controlled GameTruck trailers are outfitted with comfortable seating, four to as many as eight flat-screen HDTVs, enhanced sound systems, more than three dozen of the latest multiplayer video games and all the major video game consoles (XBOX360®, Nintendo Wii™ and Playstation®3). A GameCoach manages each event, promoting fair, interactive play. 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 2012 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.

About Make-A-Wish
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 study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed say a wish come true can affect their health outcomes. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences 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, its territories and in 47 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 23 minutes. It has granted more than 280,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Book Your Official Evil Controllers Party and Level Up your Gaming Experience

Tempe, AZ. (February 28, 2012) – Evil Controllers and GameTruck, two companies recognized for their product innovation and creativity, are teaming-up to outfit GameTruck’s mobile video gaming theaters with custom modified Xbox 360 controllers not sold anywhere else.

GameTruck’s Official Evil Controllers Party™, will include at least one “MVP Player” controller, outfitted with all of the aesthetic and performance enhancements available, including glow-in-the-dark LED lights, rapidfire and all of the master modifications available. Additional controllers will have aesthetic upgrades, plus Evil’s pro gaming thumbsticks and their Evil D-Pad, voted the 2nd best piece of gaming hardware for the year 2010 by Inc Magazine

Until now, the only way to experience the thrill and excitement of playing with an Evil Controller was to borrow one from a friend or purchase one online through Evil Controller.  The exclusive partnership, launching this March, will provide GameTruck party-goers with the unique experience of test-driving Evil Controllers after-market modified controllers during birthday parties, corporate and educational events in the best mobile video gaming environment.  System-wide rollout is expected by the end of 2012. 

Additionally, all attendees of an Official Evil Controllers Party™ can bring the excitement experienced in the GameTruck into their own living room.  Gamers and parent alike will be able to purchase their own customized Evil Controller through a special GameTruck offer.  Participating GameTruck Locations pages will list more details beginning March 15th.

About Evil Controllers

Evil Controllers is the premier company specializing in after-market, custom “modified” Xbox 360 controllers with enhanced game play and aesthetic features.  Evil Controllers, founded in 2007, is an international company that is also pushing the limits in product development with the company’s Accessible Gaming Division, where creative problem solving and ingenuity come together to create modified controllers for individuals with physical and mobility limitations.

About GameTruck

GameTruck, the original mobile video game company, has more than 70 mobile video game trucks in most major markets across the country. The bus-size, self-powered trucks are fully loaded with giant HD plasma screens, gaming consoles to accommodate 16 or more players at one time and over 50 multiplayer games for customers to choose from.  In 2011 GameTruck was awarded a U.S. Patent for its concept, further solidifying its position in the industry it invented.  

For more information regarding Evil Controllers, GameTruck or their partnership, check out evilcontrollers.com or gametruckparty.com.