GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwired - July 11, 2016) - GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that it collected more than $760,000 in donations as part of its fourth annual in-store donation campaign benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The proceeds collected help advance research and treatment of childhood cancer.
During the month of June, GameStop, along with its ThinkGeek, Kongregate and Game Informer brands, invited customers and associates to donate to this important cause through an in-store and online donation campaign.
"Our customers and associates continue to show their giving spirit through the generous donations they made to help the children of St. Jude," said Matt Hodges, vice president of Public and Investor Relations. "On behalf of everyone at St. Jude, we would like to thank our customers for donating and supporting this year's campaign. Every penny we raised will go toward helping kids fight cancer."
Since first partnering with St. Jude in 2013, the company has helped raise more than $5 million thanks to the donations and support of its customers and associates. These funds ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food -- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
ThinkGeek limited-edition St. Jude superhero T-shirt still available
To continue its support of the kids of St. Jude, ThinkGeek is extending the sale of the exclusive St. Jude superhero T-shirt available only at www.thinkgeek.com. From now until the end of July, geek fans of all ages can help St. Jude fight childhood cancer by purchasing the limited-edition T-shirt, and show their friends who the real superheroes are in our world -- St. Jude kids. Available in adult and children sizes, the T-shirt sells for $19.99. ThinkGeek will donate $12.00 for every T-shirt purchased to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food -- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, omnichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,000 stores across 14 countries. The company's consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 76 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T's products and services, including DirecTV through its 908 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.
General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GameStop.
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