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Microsoft Donates 'Family Game Pack' (X360) Proceeds to Children's Hospitals

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT

Microsoft has created a Children’s Miracle Network Family Game pack for X360 that will be available by Oct. 15. The $29.99 pack includes Viva Piñata Party Animals, Sonic The Hedgehog and Shrek The Third, of which all the proceeds will go to support one of the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

“By partnering with Xbox, we are engaging in a relationship that focuses on fun and laughter, elements critical to the recovery and well-being of the brave patients treated at children’s hospitals,” said Brian Hazelgren, Chief Development Officer, Children's Miracle Network.

Microsoft has created a Children’s Miracle Network Family Game pack for Xbox that will be available at participating retailers by Oct. 15. The $29.99 pack is rated E/E10+, and 100 percent of Microsoft’s net proceeds from this Family Game pack will go to support local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. This Family Game pack contains the following three games: Viva Piñata Party Animals (Microsoft Games Studios); Sonic The Hedgehog (SEGA of America); and Shrek The Third (Activision).

“Our team has visited with a number of children at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals who are battling heartbreaking diseases and injuries,” said Mitch Koch, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Retail Sales, Entertainment & Devices Division, Microsoft Corporation. “What stands out most is that these patients are only children. By purchasing this game pack, families are helping support recovery efforts for these children at hospitals in their own backyard.”

Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.

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