OKLAHOMA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After terrible storms shook the state of Oklahoma and left many families in the heart of the U.S. in need of aid, Chuck E. Cheese’s has organized a statewide effort to assist friends and families in affected areas and unite them in the spirit of community relief. On Tuesday, June 4, all Oklahoma Chuck E. Cheese’s locations will donate 15 percent of the day’s sales generated between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. to American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in the state.
“This fundraising event is a way to offer emotional relief to families who need to spend some time with each other having fun right now, and it’s also a way to empower these kids to take part in contributing to community relief.”
“Several of our cast members live in areas that were damaged by the events of last week, and there are children in our communities who have sadly lost their friends and classmates,” said Frank Landes, Chuck E. Cheese’s district manager, Oklahoma Region. “This fundraising event is a way to offer emotional relief to families who need to spend some time with each other having fun right now, and it’s also a way to empower these kids to take part in contributing to community relief.”
In addition to the statewide fundraising event, Chuck E. Cheese’s will also provide the MPS Foundation with family trips to Chuck E. Cheese’s to give storm victims more than 300 large pizzas, 1,200 soft drinks and a supply of tokens for 9,000 game plays. Storm victims interested in a family trip to Chuck E. Cheese’s can visit the Moore, Okla., branch of First American Bank at 2101 S. I-35 Frontage Road.
Chuck E. Cheese’s has two locations in Oklahoma City, on 7601 S. Walker and 6817 NW Expressway, and one location in Tulsa on 7108 S. Memorial Drive. All stores will participate in the June 4 fundraiser.
About CEC Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: CEC):
For more than 30 years, CEC Entertainment has served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment and the place Where a Kid can be a Kid®. The company and its franchisees operate a system of 566 Chuck E. Cheese’s stores located in 47 states and eight foreign countries or territories. Currently, 515 locations in the United States and Canada are owned and operated by the company. CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its franchises have the common goal of creating lifelong memories for families through fun, food and play. Each Chuck E. Cheese’s features musical and comic robotic entertainment, games, rides and play areas, as well as a variety of dining options including pizza, sandwiches, wings, appetizers, a salad bar and desserts. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese’s helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®.
Chuck E. Cheese’s aims to promote positive, lifelong memories inside and outside of its stores. In addition to providing a fun entertainment experience for millions of families across the world, Chuck E. Cheese’s has donated more than $10 million to schools through its fundraising programs. For more information, see the company’s website at www.chuckecheese.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and foursquare.