Mega Bloks donates a MEGA Mural created by fans at San Diego Comic-Con
to San Diego based charity, Motiva Associates
SAN DIEGO, CA, July 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB)
Mega Bloks, created the ultimate building experience at this year's San
Diego Comic-Con (July 12th to 15th), by transforming their booth into a community build wall -- the MEGA
Mural. On Monday, July 16th, the Power Rangers alongside the Mega Bloks team joined together to
deliver the MEGA Mural to the devoted volunteers and children at Motiva
Associates, an Autism Speaks partner located in California.
During Comic-Con, Mega Bloks invited fans to visit their booth to add as
many blocks as they wished to the MEGA Mural in order to help build a
giant Mega Bloks Power Rangers Red Ranger Mask. The mural, built over a
period of four days, required more than 270,000 Mega Bloks to build.
The excitement was palpable as fans of all ages collaborated in the
building of this unique piece.
A proud sponsor of Autism Speaks Canada and an active supporter of
organizations dedicated to autism, Mega Bloks chose to donate the MEGA
Mural to Motiva Associates, a local charity in San Diego that is
dedicated to families affected by autism and other disorders, as token
of appreciation for their commitment to the community.
"Mega Bloks supports Autism Speaks, an incredible organization dedicated
to autism awareness and research. We're very happy to have the chance
to work together with Motiva Associates, an Autism Speaks partner
located in California, says Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovations Officer at
MEGA Brands. "We would like to thank all of our fans who showed their
support one block at a time by building the MEGA Mural with us; the
level of creativity that they demonstrated was simply incredible!".
"Motiva Associates is very appreciative and excited to receive this
great mural from MEGA BLOKS and for being recognized by Autism Speaks
for our involvement with them in raising funds for such an important
cause such as Autism Research", added David Huerta, Intake Specialist
at Motiva Associates. "Most importantly, we have to recognize the
parents of the children that we serve for their relentless hard work,
effort and commitment towards ensuring that their children have the
quality of life that they deserve. Our program was honored to be
invited by MEGA BLOKS to participate in Comic Con, 2012 and for the
generous donation of the Power Rangers Mural. Our children and
families will enjoy this for years to come."
About MEGA Brands
MEGA Brands is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction
toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. They offer
engaging creative experiences for children, families and collectors
through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality
products. Visit: megabrands.com for more information. The MEGA logo,
Mega Bloks, RoseArt, MEGA Puzzles, MEGA Games and Board Dudes are
trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.
About Motiva Associates
Motiva Associates is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. Their mission
is to develop and operate programs that promote positive functioning of
individuals, families, and organizations through a process that is
sensitive, effective, ethical, and cost effective. For more info http://motivaassociates.com/about-us.
About Autism Speaks San Diego
Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy
organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes,
prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of
autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals
with autism and their families. Autism Speaks has shown representation
in the San Diego Community by hosting its annual Walk Now for Autism
Speaks San Diego and by dispensing science grants to University of
California, San Diego, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, and The Salk
Institute, La Jolla.
SOURCE MEGA BRANDS INC.
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