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GameStop Launches Community Service Grant Program

GameStop Launches Community Service Grant Program

April 20, 2006 | By Simon Carless

April 20, 2006 | By Simon Carless
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Major video game retailer GameStop has announced that it has partnered with Do Something, a national youth action group, to debut a grant program designed "to engage young members of the community in programs of service and leadership."

The grants provide individuals under the age of 25 with the opportunity to create community service projects based on local needs and issues, according to the two organizations.

The grants of $500 each will be competitively awarded to legal residents of the United States and Canada. To learn more about the program, interested parties can visit the Do Something website.

"Our partnership is a unique effort to advance volunteerism and actively support the often unique perspectives that young people can bring to addressing issues in their own community," indicated R. Richard Fontaine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GameStop Corp.

According to the company, GameStop's alliance with Do Something is "the newest component of the company's nationwide commitment of promoting community engagement, leadership and achievement among young people", and continues charity and community-related endeavors by companies throughout the game industry which include the ESA's Nite 2 Unite charity dinner, and the UK ESC's multiple fund-raising efforts for charities.

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