SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2014) - Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced that it will participate at the "Rock for Williams" benefit concert dedicated to those with Williams syndrome. The concert and fundraising event will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight at Raceway Bar and Grill in Maricopa, AZ on April 26, 2014.
During the "Rock for Williams" benefit concert, the Beamz interactive music system will be demonstrated from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. In addition, an auction will take place at the event to win a brand new Beamz system, which has proven to be an innovative intervention tool used in many education and healthcare facilities to teach basic learning concepts and facilitate therapeutic outcomes with people of all ages and all types of disabilities.
"We are honored to be invited to participate in Rock for Williams," said Mary Jo Barry, Director of Marketing at Beamz Interactive. "As a resident of the city of Maricopa, it's nice to have the opportunity to get behind a local establishment like Raceway, as well as an organization like the Williams Syndrome Association. Moreover, it's exciting to be able to showcase Beamz in this light -- being used as an instructional tool for kids with Williams -- which is one of the areas where we are extremely effective. Imagine teaching a basic skill like directionality with lasers and music over traditional methods. Learning left, right, top and bottom seem much more fun when the reward is interactive music at your fingertips."
Beamz has been particularly effective in the realm of music therapy, working with individuals who are physically disabled and who may not be able to hold traditional instruments, and with children with disabilities like Autism and Williams syndrome, two groups who seem to be particularly responsive to instruction and activities delivered through music.
Children with Williams syndrome need costly and ongoing medical care, and early interventions (such as speech or occupational therapy) that may not be covered by insurance or state funding. As they grow, they struggle with things like spatial relations, numbers and abstract reasoning, which can make daily tasks a challenge.
The Rock for Williams benefit concert is being organized by Mike and Sarah Giddings of the Williams Syndrome Association ("WSA"). In addition, Rand and Jeanna Del Cotto, owners of Raceway Bar and Grill are bringing Phoenix area musicians to help "spread the word" about Williams syndrome and raise critical funding for research programs. Additional activities at the concert will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more.
Those in Arizona are encouraged to come out and support families affected by Williams syndrome and the WSA. For more information about this event, please visit: www.williams-syndrome.org/rock-williams.
About The Williams Syndrome Association
The Williams Syndrome Association ("WSA") is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome as well as doctors, researchers and educators. The WSA provides resources, support and the latest medical information to help children with WS today and throughout their lives. Awareness week activities will also help fund the Williams Syndrome Association's medical emergency fund, which provides financial support directly to families for expenses associated with costly medical procedures for their children. For more information, please visit: www.williams-syndrome.org.
About Raceway Bar and Grill
Rand and Jeanna Del Cotto have owned and operated Raceway Bar and Grill since September 2007. In that time, Raceway has become an oasis in the desert to local ranchers, Maricopa families, motorcyclists and antique collectors from around the country. Their expansive property includes a one-acre back patio filled with collectibles of all kinds. They have been featured on the hit show American Pickers and run a consign and dine. Rand and Jeanna often host local fundraisers and actively participate in a number of other community activities. To learn more, please visit: www.racewaybarandgrill.com.
About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.
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