Fans Gather in Houston for Afternoon of Live Gaming with Celebrities, Athletes and Pro-Gamers
Seattle, Wash. – Feb. 1, 2017– Seattle-based Gaming and Entertainment Mobile Systems (GAEMS) together with former NFL athlete, Hank Baskett, today announced they will co-host the "2nd Annual Hank Baskett Celebrity GAEMS Pro XP," to benefit The Griffin Gives Foundation, on Saturday, February 4th, at the Four Seasons Houston, located at 1300 Lamar Street.
From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hank, a life-long gamer, is inviting the Houston community to join him for an exclusive high-energy interactive gaming event, featuring complimentary food, drinks, raffle prizes, live music, endless entertainment, and more. With the support from title sponsor, GameStop--the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer--this year's event will also include a red carpet VIP experience, complete with open bar access, priority play at all gaming stations and more than $1,000 in swag from GAEMS, LucidSound, and Astro Gaming, to name a few.
“The phenomenon leading up to Sunday’s big game is nothing short of spectacular. It provides the ultimate stage to play video games in an electric atmosphere,” said Eric Bright, Senior Director of Merchandising at GameStop. “We are excited to partner with GAEMS to offer gaming fans of all ages an opportunity to enjoy such a fun and competitive experience that goes beyond the gridiron.”
Joining Hank, will be some of your favorite athletes and celebrities. Notable invites include Kendra Wilkinson, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Dj Skee, Jerry Ferrara, Michael Strahan and many more! Fans will have the chance to go head-to-head in gaming challenges for the opportunity to win bragging rights, exclusive raffle prizes and giveaways.
"Personally, I've always considered myself a gamer. From the early days of Atari to the current Xbox Slim, gaming to me has always been a way to kick back, relax and enjoy time with my closest friends," said Hank Baskett, host of the annual Celebrity GAEMS Pro XP. "So, when the opportunity came to create a unique event to benefit my foundation, The Griffin Gives Foundation, it seemed fitting to use the gaming platform to bring together fans, friends, celebrities and more for a good cause. This year marks our second annual Celebrity GAEMS Pro XP, and I couldn't be more excited about marrying my two passions, in one amazing event that allows people to have a great time while helping raise money and awareness to those that are truly in need!”
From Rocket League, to Madden ‘17, to Forza, to Minecraft and NBA2K17, more than 10 games will be made available to provide hours of competitive fun, including a main stage, where teams will rotate to compete all day for prizes and family friendly stations, so both kids and parents can have fun.
Some of the most highly anticipated gaming stations include a competitive dance station, where one raffle winner will have the chance to have a dance off with Hank’s reality television star wife, Kendra Wilkinson, featuring popular game Just Dance 2017.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit The Griffin Gives Foundation, which focuses on providing support to military families and soldiers who are transitioning back into civilian life.
Tickets are still available, with prices ranging from $10-$200. If you can't make the event, watch it live on GAEMS YouTube Gaming channel and tune in via GAEMS social media to engage in real time with attendees, celebrities, athletes and the gaming community.
This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: GameStop, GAEMS, Xbox, DreamHack, YouTube, Logitech, LucidSound, RapidX, Astro Gaming, H2Go and The Four Seasons Hotel.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Celebrity GAEMS Pro XP Eventbrite page for details.
About The Griffin Gives Foundation
The Griffin Gives Foundation is a philanthropic, not for profit 501(c)(3) foundation supporting organizations and individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of others. At its core, the foundation aims to provide support for all ages and in all areas. Our focus begins with military families and assisting soldiers to become re-acclimated after their return from deployment. We serve military families by providing opportunities and experiences to enhance and enrich their lives. We strive for reintegration with dignity, both physically and mentally, and a return to the lifestyle and values sacrificed while serving. For more information, visit www.GriffinGives.org.
About Gaming and Entertainment Mobile Systems (GAEMS)
Gaming and Entertainment Mobile Systems is a U.S. company created by gamers, for gamers. GAEMS is known for consistently producing top quality products including the Vanguard, Sentry, M155 and M240 performance gaming monitors and other gaming accessories. From college students and professional athletes to CEOs and troops stationed around the globe, gamers enjoy the mobility, quality and virtually lag-free competitive advantage of GAEMS.