Free Web-based Games Go Viral For $50,000 Charity Giveaway
Chicago, IL—December 10, 2004—Did you catch snowflakes on your tongue as a child? Do you fear having your tongue frozen to a lamppost?
These two scenarios form the plot for a set of free online games that are distracting office workers and entertaining Web surfers in this holiday season.
The games are attracting thousands of visitors to Hostway Corporation's website, www.hostway.com/holiplay, helping the company decide how to give away $50,000 to charity this holiday season, while spreading electronic good will toward all and holiday cheer.
"We launched the games Monday," says Drew Mitchell, Hostway's Marketing Manager and director of holiday online cheer generation. "The first day we had 700 visitors. Then it was 2,500 visitors. Then 7,500 visitors. Now we're up to over 20,000 a day and climbing. We think it's a great way to give people a little lighthearted entertainment in their office cubicles," adds Mitchell.
Holiplay visitors can expect to take pleasure in irreverent holiday-themed Flash games, such as "Snow or Blow" and "Lick 'n Bowl," and create not so traditional Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukah ecards. Then upon completing a game or ecard, visitors have the opportunity to tell Hostway how it should donate $50,000 to two worthy charities - Junior Achievement and NetDay. Good fun for a good cause.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement inspires kids to achieve at the business of life through a community-based partnership of educators, volunteers and business professionals. Its unique approach integrates program material, training and support to become the successful bridge between education and business. For more information visit www.ja.org.
NetDay is a national, education technology nonprofit, whose mission is to connect every child to a brighter future. Its direct services, volunteer opportunities and original research help students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members develop capacity for effective technology use in learning environments. It began as a school wiring initiative and has grown to support digital divide communities and educational organizations with computers, Internet connections and people. For more information visit www.netday.org.