Fund already benefitting associates affected by Hurricane Isaac
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 27, 2012--
GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video
games, today announced the creation of The Gamer Fund. The Gamer Fund
has been established to provide temporary relief and meet the basic
needs of GameStop associates who are facing hardships from tragic and
isolated events. Endowed with seed donations from GameStop’s founders
and senior management team, The Gamer Fund will be fully run and funded
by GameStop associates.
This employee-sponsored charitable organization provides financial
grants to assist with short-term needs due to an unforeseen emergency or
hardship. These events can include, but are not limited to, the loss of
a home due to fire, a death of a loved one or a natural disaster.
“The Gamer Fund, at its core, is the essence of the GameStop culture,”
stated Mike Buskey, chairman and president of The Gamer Fund. “This
unique organization allows associates to give back not only by funding
its efforts, but also by managing the day-to-day process. A recent
example of the fund at work is the support given to those affected by
“We are proud that GameStop is one of a few companies to endow a
charitable organization to benefit its employees,” said Paul Raines, CEO
The Gamer Fund’s current focus is the United States, where it employs
more than 30,000 associates. The company plans to expand the fund to
support all countries in which GameStop operates.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company
headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel
video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands
include 6,628 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide and
online at www.GameStop.com.
The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com,
a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the
leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming
technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform
available at http://www.GameStop.com/PC.
General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's
corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop
and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.
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Source: GameStop Corp.