October 04, 2011 09:30 ET

Retransmission: Stockpools Announces Commercial Launch & Fundraiser for Canuck Place

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - Stockpools ( is extremely pleased to announce the commercial launch of its new online stock pool game. Each week, Stockpools awards $1,000 to the top-performing player, with $25,000 to be awarded to the individual that picks the week's "perfect portfolio." Users select a stock in 10 different resource categories, or have the option to randomize stock selection. The game is free to play and open to all North American residents over the age of majority, regardless of previous investment experience.

During the month of October, Stockpools will donate $1 for each new sign up with full proceeds going to Canuck Place. Canuck Place Children's Hospice provides specialized pediatric palliative care for terminally ill children. The Centre encourages each child to 'embrace life' and believes in enhancing the quality of whatever time these children have remaining by empowering them to live fully and joyfully. Currently, Canuck Place serves over 400 British Columbian children and families, yet their budget only allows for in-hospice care of up to nine children and four families. Stockpools hopes to aid in Canuck Place's funding so they can continue to extend their reach to the many children in need.

About Stockpools is similar to a fantasy sports pool, where users pick a stock in 10 different resource categories. Each week, a new pool begins and the top-performing player of that week is awarded $1,000 cash. Users also have the opportunity to win $25,000 if they identify the "perfect portfolio" which entails selection of the top performing companies in each of the 10 categories. Stockpools is free to play and open to those over the age of majority. Stockpools is geared towards introducing individuals to the resource sector and facilitating amenable relationships with public companies for those interested in engagement.

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