MONTGOMERY, ALA. (May 13, 2011) – Beasley Allen Law Firm presented a Wii gaming system to the Carver Elementary Arts Magnet School on Wednesday, May 11. The presentation continues Beasley Allen’s “Wii Give Back!” campaign, which last year donated a Wii gaming system to a deserving organization each month all year long. In 2011, the firm will donate the systems based on special needs and requests.
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 both physical therapy / rehabilitation and in working with troubled young people by providing caregivers with a tool to comfort and engage children.
“Children are the future of our city, state and our country, so it’s especially important to invest in their health and well-being,” said Beasley Allen Shareholder LaBarron Boone, who coordinated the donation to the Carver program. “It is important for them to be healthy in mind, body and soul. We are pleased to be able to be even a small part of helping to make that happen.”
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.
Charities from throughout the state, including Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Dothan were eligible for the Wii Give Back program. Nominations were accepted on the firm’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/beasleyallen) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured above, Beasley Allen Shareholder LaBarron Boone presents the Wii gaming system to Carver Elementary Arts Magnet School Principal Cathey Hendricks.