AbleGamers makes holiday dreams come true for disabled veterans


The AbleGamers Foundation Makes Holiday Dreams Come True for Three Disabled Veterans

The AbleGamers Foundation gives those grants for gaming equipment for those wounded warriors.

Harpers Ferry, WV –December 23, 2011– The Ablegamers Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the disabled gamer, was proud to support those that served. The Disabled Veteran Grant 2011 awarded two Xbox 360 gaming systems complete with a one-year subscription to Xbox live Gold, and one completely customized Xbox controller from Evil Controllers to the recipients of the annual event.

“Applicants submit requests for their most desired gaming related items that improve their lives or grant them increased accessibility,” says AbleGamers Editor-In-Chief Steve Spohn. “Each year The AbleGamers Foundation awards gaming equipment to as many disabled veterans as donations allow for the current year. With the economy in rough shape, donations were down significantly in 2011, but we wanted to make sure to give some holiday cheer to as many disabled veterans as possible.”

“We are incredibly honored to be able to give something back to the brave men and women who have sacrificed their health to protect the freedoms of this great country,” said Mark Barlet, President and Co-Founder of the Ablegamers Foundation. “As a disabled veteran myself, I understand firsthand the importance of maintaining the ability to enjoy video games with our friends and family, especially during the holiday season. The support of our donors and Evil Controllers has been tremendous, and the disabled community has been very supportive of our desire to give the gift of gaming to those who served and paid a price for freedom.”

For more information on The Ablegamers Foundation Disabled Veteran Grant please visithttp://www.ablegamers.org/open-grants/disabled-veterans-grant.html.

About The AbleGamers Foundation

The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive technology. As an alternative to Serious Gaming, mainstream video games supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation as well as social stimulation in situations where they may be otherwise shut out of society’s idea of normal everyday life. http://www.ablegamers.org

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For more information about this topic, the AbleGamers foundation, AbleGamers.com, donating, or to schedule an interview with Mark Barlet, President of The AbleGamers Foundation, call 202 258 1937 or email Steve Spohn at press@AbleGamers.com

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