The Learning Place receives eleventh Wii gaming system in Beasley Allen Law Firm’s year-long “Wii Give Back!” campaign
Students and teachers at The Learning Place in Prattville, Ala., received the eleventh Wii gaming system in Beasley Allen’s year-long “Wii Give Back” campaign.
MONTGOMERY, ALA. (November 10, 2010) – Beasley Allen Law Firm presented the eleventh Wii gaming system in its year-long “Wii Give Back!” campaign to The Learning Place, Wednesday, Nov. 10. The Learning Place serves Prattville and Millbrook, providing tutoring and a K-12 day school that specializes in helping children with learning disabilities. The presentation was held at 11 a.m. in Prattville.
The Wii helps people of all ages to improve their physical fitness by combining engaging video games with physical motion using a unique hand-held controller. It has been endorsed by the American Heart Association as a tool to encourage sedentary Americans to take the first step toward fitness. The Wii also is becoming a popular therapeutic tool, useful in physical therapy / rehabilitation.
“The students at The Learning Place will benefit in so many ways from this Wii system,” said Thomas J. Methvin, Managing Shareholder at Beasley Allen. “It will help them to build relationships with each other and to build skill sets that will help them in their education. We hope it also helps the teachers by providing them with a way to motivate and encourage students.”
Beasley Allen established the Wii Give Back campaign after donating two Wii gaming systems to rehabilitation programs in Alabama last fall. The effort was so well-received that Beasley Allen expanded the program to provide a Wii gaming system to a deserving Alabama charity each month in 2010.
“The Wii will be used at The Learning Place as an incentive for students to reach goals, as well as a method for students with autism to communicate with each other by playing the Wii as a group,” said Tina M. Halbert, M.Ed., NBCT, Director, The Learning Place. “Oftentimes, a gaming system helps to break down social barriers as the players work toward a common goal – to win! We look forward to integrating the use of the Wii into our program and watching our students learn and grow as they use it.”
Past recipients of Wii systems in 2009 and 2010 include Timothy House, Hurtsboro Library, Christian Mission Centers, Inc., based in Enterprise, Ala. ; Barbour County High School, the Greensboro (Ala.) Recreational Department, CARE House, James M. Barrie Center, Jimmie Hale Mission, Harriet’s House, Camp ASCCA, Brantwood Children’s Home and Common Ground Montgomery.
Charities from throughout the state, including Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Dothan are eligible for the Wii Give Back program. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year on the firm’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/beasleyallen) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Learning Place
The Learning Place is a tutoring center and K-12 day school that specializes in children with learning differences. Our motto is, “Most great minds learn differently.” Many students, especially those with learning disabilities, autism, behavioral issues, and ADHD, find themselves lost in large classroom settings, and they are not able to excel academically or socially. Students who attend The Learning Place are given individualized attention and instruction using research-based methods. Our classes are small, allowing greater teacher-student interaction and monitoring. Individualized tutoring is also offered after school to students in the Millbrook and Prattville areas.