Beasley Allen Law Firm presented the tenth Wii gaming system in its year-long “Wii Give Back!” campaign to the We Care Program in Atmore, Ala., Tuesday, Oct. 20. The We Care Program plans to incorporate the Wii system into its Timothy House program for men coming out of prison.
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.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank Beasley Allen Law Firm for the donation of a Wii system to the Timothy House,” said David Landis, President of We Care Program. “Timothy House is a Christian discipleship program for men coming out of prison. As you can imagine, there are many stress factors for them to deal with during this time. Employment, finances, family issues, recovery from addictions, and facing the real world again after years behind bars. We Care Program exists to proclaim Christ and disciple inmates through our statewide chaplaincy staff and those welcoming the recently incarcerated to Timothy House. We believe that Jesus Christ is the answer to every problem that man faces, including the stresses that a man will face upon release and in transition to a new season of life. We also believe that laughter, fellowship, and wholesome entertainment are a part of enjoying the blessings of togetherness and family life. We look forward to the value that this system will add to daily life interactions and the overall ministry objectives of the Timothy House.”
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.
“It is the mission of the We Care Program to minister to ‘the least of these,’ which is a goal close to the heart of Beasley Allen,” said Managing Shareholder Thomas J. Methvin. “We hope that this Wii will be of some help as the men in the Timothy House program learn to work together and build relationships with each other as Christian brothers.”
Past recipients of Wii systems in 2009 and 2010 include 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.
Pictured are, from left, Marvin Bender, Program Director for We Care; Joe Kolb, We Care Volunteer; Helen Taylor, Public Relations Coordinator for Beasley Allen; and David Landis, President of We Care.