First ever online game tournament for BC Children's Hospital

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - An exciting new event kicked off this month in
support of BC Children's Hospital. Keeping Kids in the Game (KKG) is an
inaugural interactive video game tournament which aims to raise funds for BC
Children's Hospital Foundation through sponsorship and online fundraising. It
also provides players and fundraisers with a chance to win an exclusive price
to "get their face in the game".
    The game tournament has two components: an online NHL 09 game tournament
open worldwide to players interested in fundraising and facing off against
their peers for a good cause, and a corporate tournament where sponsors are
invited to participate in a one day live venue game for a little friendly
competition. Top fundraisers from both leagues will win the prize of having
their face featured in the NHL 2010 game.
    For more information on Keeping Kids in the Game visit

    Dates:          October 3, 2008  - Website went live for pre-fundraising
                                       and registration.
                    October 15, 2008 - Official Tournament begins.

    Prizes Include: $3,000 airfare and personal tour of EA Vancouver,
                    Aleinware Area 51 ALX Hotrod desktop gaming system, Xbox
                    360 & EA game library & a Flat Screen TV from BestBuy.
                    Win without playing - the top fundraiser will get their
                    face in the NHL 2010 game.

    Sponsorship Levels

    Team Captain Sponsorship - Platinum - $25,000
    Rookie of the Year Sponsorship - Gold - $10,000
    Kid Coach Sponsorship - Silver - $5,000
    Corporate Team Challenge - $2,500

    Date:           November 15, 2008
    Location:       Electronic Arts, 4330 Sanderson Way, Burnaby BC
    Time:           12:00 - 4:00pm
    Prizes:         The winner and top fundraiser gets their face in the NHL
                    2010 game; many other prizes available.

For further information:

For further information: on the Tournament: Wendy Ridley, Electronic
Arts, (604) 456-3144, Fax: (604) 456-5014,; For information on
the Hospital: Stephen Forgacs, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, (604)
875-2338, Fax: (604) 875-2596,

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