Hurtsboro Library receives ninth Wii gaming system in Beasley Allen Law Firm’s year-long “Wii Give Back!” campaign
MONTGOMERY, ALA. (September 29, 2010) – Beasley Allen Law Firm presented the ninth Wii gaming system in its year-long “Wii Give Back!” campaign to the Hurtsboro Library in Hurtsboro, Ala., Tuesday, Sept. 28. The library plans to incorporate the Wii system into its after-school programs for children, as well as year-round activities for senior citizens.
“Excitement is building among the kids and seniors about the Wii system that is being presented by Beasley Allen Law Firm,” said Joan York, librarian at the Hurtsboro Library. “We can’t wait to get it installed and running. Thank you so much!”
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.
“Especially in a smaller community like Hurtsboro, the library really is a central heart for activities,” said Beasley Allen Managing Shareholder Thomas J. Methvin. “More than just a place to read or check out a book, the library is a place for people to get together. The Wii will help to expand the activities available and keep the library and exciting and fun place to be.”
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.
Past recipients of Wii systems in 2009 and 2010 include 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, Teresa Worrell Raley and Rosann Perry of the Hurtsboro Library, Helen Taylor, Beasley Allen Public Relations Coordinator; and Linda McAndrews of the Hurtsboro Library. Photo by Gail Watkins.