10:22 PM - July 21, 2009 by Steve_OS
IT'S A HOME RUN! GAMESCAMPUS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HALL OF FAME PITCHER, FERGIE JENKINS AND THE FERGIE JENKINS FOUNDATION
GamesCampus and The Fergie Jenkins Foundation Join Forces to Raise Funds For Hundreds of Children's Charities Across North America
San Jose, Calif. --- July 21, 2009 -- San Jose-based online game publisher, GamesCampus (www.gamescampus.com, run by OnNet USA), announced today that it has established a partnership with Hall of Fame and Cy Young Award winning pitcher, Fergie Jenkins, and his Fergie Jenkins Foundation to raise awareness and funds for hundreds of Children's Charities across North America. GamesCampus will promote the Fergie Jenkins Foundation's slate of charities through its lineup of online sports games at www.Gamescampus.com.
Founded in 2006, GamesCampus has over two million users worldwide through its game portal www.gamescampus.com. The company has introduced micro transaction-based game titles for all ages worldwide.
The publisher provides a wide variety of game themes with a primary focus on online sports games in the North American market.
Fergie Jenkins, Cy Young Award winning Pitcher and Founder of the Fergie Jenkins Foundation, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. Following thirteen seasons as a successful MLB pitcher, Fergie now focuses his winning energy on running The Fergie Jenkins Foundation that works to raise funds to help support hundreds of local charities for children throughout the United States and Canada, including the American Cancer Society, Cooperstown Youth Baseball, Harlem Little League, Juvenile Diabetes Research, South Suburban College Foundation, Special Olympics, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada, Muscular Dystrophy, Habitat for Humanity and hundreds more.
"We are very excited about our new partnership with Fergie Jenkins and his outstanding Foundation," said David Chang, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Gamescampus.com.
"The Foundation is a perfect fit for promoting our online sports games, as we share the same core vision: serving the community through the love for sports."
As a result of the newly formed partnership, GamesCampus and the Fergie Jenkins Foundation will work together to promote their joint organizations while raising money for the hundreds of charities served by the foundation. The companies will partner on in-game advertisements and events, as well as offline events. In addition, Fergie Jenkins will be the first fully-modeled and motion captured MLB player to appear in the Gamescampus's wildly successful online baseball game.
"Partnering with GamesCampus is a perfect match for our Foundation," said Fergie Jenkins, Founder of The Fergie Jenkins Foundation. "Their focus is on fun and free to play online sports games with a genuine sense of community, and that is exactly the kind of partner we look for-a company that has a love of sports and genuinely care about people in need."
For more information about GamesCampus and its games, visit http://www.gamescampus.com.
For more information about The Fergie Jenkins Foundation including a complete list of the charities it supports, visit http://www.fergiejenkinsfoundation.org.