Alcazar Shrine Center on behalf of the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, S.C. receives 3rd Wii gaming system during Beasley Allen Law Firm “Wii Give Back!” campaign.
MONTGOMERY, ALA. (March 30, 2010) – Today the Beasley Allen Law Firm presented the Alcazar Wiregrass Shrine Club in Dothan the third Wii gaming system it will give away during its year long “Wii Give Back!” campaign. The system will be used at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, S.C. Last fall, the firm donated two Wii gaming systems to rehabilitation centers in Alabama. The effort was so well-received that Beasley Allen expanded the program. The “Wii Give Back” campaign provides a Wii gaming system to a deserving Alabama charity each month in 2010.
The Wii is becoming popular as a therapeutic tool. The game console’s unique, motion-sensitive controller requires body movements similar to traditional therapy exercises, while engaging the brain and the imagination.
“We at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children ® – Greenville are excited to have been chosen as recipients for a Wii gaming console,” said Melissa Bayless, who handles the hospital’s public relations. “Our patients will benefit greatly from using the system while participating in physical therapy, as it helps improve their strength, balance and endurance without the patient realizing they are actually working.”
Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville is a 50 bed pediatric orthopedic hospital that opened in 1927. The hospital delivers care free of charge to thousands of children from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. A minimum of 93 cents from every dollar donated goes directly to patient care services.
“The Shriners Hospital for Children is a most deserving recipient for the Wii Give Back program. The Wii gaming system will hopefully provide patients with additional therapeutic effects and smiles for a long time to come,” said Tom Methvin, Beasley Allen managing shareholder.
The Wii Give Back campaign allows the firm to put its motto – “helping those who need it most” – into action. Past recipients of Wii systems in 2009 and 2010 include the 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 email@example.com.
About Shriners International
Shriners International is a fraternity established in 1872 and based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. More than 191 Shriner temples (chapters) are located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama. The Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system made up of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Shriners hospitals relies on the generous donations of Shriners and the public to carry out its mission and improve the lives of children every day. For more information, visit www.shrinershospitals.org.