|[April 18, 2014]
Nintendo Joins with the National Park Foundation to Support the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
Nintendo of America announced today that it will join with the National
Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to
bring fun, active-play video games to the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Nintendo will be at the event with Wii
Fit U and Wii
Sports Club, two Wii
U games that ask players to get up off their couches and get active.
The two games align with this year's theme of the event, "Hop into
Healthy, Swing into Shape," which encourages children and families to
live healthier and more active lifestyles. Visitors can play Wii Fit U
and Wii Sports Club on the Ellipse before they head over to the
nearby South Lawn of the White House. In addition, Mario and Luigi
costumed characters will also be on site to greet guests, take photos
with fans and cheer on families as they play.
The White House Easter Egg Roll, which takes place in President's
Park on the South Lawn of the White House, supports the First Lady's Let's
Move! initiative to help kids grow up healthy and have the
opportunity to reach their full potential. In addition, the official
White House Easter Eggs, sold by the National Park Foundation and
benefiting America's national parks, are available at easter.nationalparks.org.
Find more information about the National Park Foundation at www.nationalparks.org.
Join the national park community by visiting www.facebook.com/nationalpark
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment,
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware
and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™
and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than
4.2 billion video games and more than 669 million hardware units
globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo
DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™,
Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey
Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary,
Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as
headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For
more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's
national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service.
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises
private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national
parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT
all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant
culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park
stewards. Find out more and become a part of the national park community
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