(Monroe Township) - The New Jersey Credit Unions League is seeking teams of Wii video gamers to “get their game on” and fight childhood cancer during a charity tournament to benefit Cure Kids Cancer and The Children’s Miracle Network.
The tournament, which is open to all age groups, will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14 at Yogi’s All-American Sports Bar & Grill in the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Monroe/South Brunswick, 390 Forsgate Drive (exit 8A off the New Jersey Turnpike).
The registration fee is $50 for individual team members, which includes both hot and cold appetizers and two complimentary beverages. The registration deadline is Jan. 12. For more details, please contact Yvette Segarra at 1-800-792-8861, ext. 103. Click here to download the Wii Tournament Registration Form (PDF format).
Participants will have a chance to win several outstanding door prizes while winning teams will receive the following:
- 1st Place: Golf foursome at Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg
- 2nd Place: Sony Webbie HD™ camcorder
- 3rd Place: Portable Emerson ice maker
One of the nation’s hottest selling items during the holiday shopping season, Wii is an interactive video gaming system that allows players to imitate the actions of games they are playing by using a hand-held remote controller. For example, the system’s tennis game requires a player to swing his or her remote like a tennis racket in the direction from where the ball is coming.
Event sponsors include the New Jersey Credit Unions League, Crowne Plaza Hotel-Monroe/South Brunswick, the Children’s Miracle Network and Cure Kids Cancer. Forsgate Country Club and Fedway Associates are prize sponsors, and Costco Distribution in Monroe Township is a supporting sponsor.
Cure Kids Cancer is a nonprofit organization focused on helping children’s cancer centers find the saving treatments and cures for children’s cancers by raising funds and awareness. More than 80 hospitals throughout the United States and Canada are part of this ongoing effort.
Locally, Cure Kids Cancer supports pediatric cancer treatment programs at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
The Children’s Miracle Network’s mission is to generate funds and awareness programs to support member hospitals/foundations as well as the children they are privileged to serve.
Locally, CMN supports pediatric programs at BMSCH and PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick.
About The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (BMSCH) remains as the focal point of New Brunswick’s growing children’s health campus. As New Jersey's largest free-standing, state-designated, acute care children's hospital, the state-of-the-art facility is specially designed to care for children. BMSCH has nearly 10,000 inpatient admissions and 22,000 pediatric emergency room visits annually.
From pediatric surgery, urology and cardiology to oncology, hematology and pulmonology, BMSCH’s specialists and intensivists provide advanced care for children of all ages – from fragile newborns to adolescents.
BMSCH consistently ranks among the top-rated children’s hospitals in America for patient satisfaction. In fact, BMSCH’s patient satisfaction scores are in the top one percent of all children’s hospitals nationwide.
As an academic hospital, BMSCH is able to draw upon the resources of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive medical schools. To learn more about BMSCH, please visit www.bmsch.org.
About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 965-bed academic medical center with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, joint replacement, and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). As the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. A Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.
RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years.
Both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses have earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence, an “A” patient safety rating from the Leapfrog Group and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services have designated the New Brunswick Campus as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Somerset Campus as a Primary Stroke Center.
The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers and designated the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement surgery.