GAMESTOP ASSISTS IN GRANTING LOCAL BOY’S WISH TO HAVE A SHOPPING SPREE
Baltimore, MD (September 3, 2016) – Local wish kid, 14-year-old Isaiah, celebrated the granting of his wish to have a shopping spree on Saturday, September 3. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Isaiah’s wish come true was a welcomed break from thoughts of upcoming doctor’s appointments or treatment plans. Isaiah has long loved shopping, and he and his family enjoyed spending their day at the Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover as Isaiah shopped for new clothes and shoes, as well as new games and electronics to play in his free time. This wish was particularly exciting for Isaiah and his family as his uncle also received a wish in 1997 and still recalls the positive impact from his wish experience today.
On Saturday, Isaiah and his family were all smiles as a stretch limousine pulled up to their house. Accompanied by his mother, brother and two Wish Granting Volunteers, Isaiah and his family first stopped at Wal-Mart where Isaiah loaded up on clothes for the new school year. Following his visit to Wal-Mart, Isaiah, and his entourage made their way to Arundel Mills Mall, where he stopped at Nike and Old Navy to pick out even more clothes and shoes. Isaiah has a passion for shoes and said the team at Nike went above and beyond to make him feel like a rock star.
After filling his shopping bags, it was time to head to GameStop, where the team gave Isaiah a warm welcome and treated him like a VIP from the moment he walked in the doors. The GameStop team even provided Isaiah with exclusive gifts and surprises based on his favorite things, and Isaiah enjoyed the chance to visit with store management to discuss gaming strategies and tips. Isaiah’s GameStop visit was the perfect ending to his shopping spree, and as he left the store, he couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear.
Finally, after a full day of shopping, Isaiah and his family enjoyed the afternoon show at Medieval Times, where Isaiah even had a chance to meet the king! The show was great entertainment after a long day of shopping, and when all was said and done, Isaiah proclaimed, “This was the best day ever!”
About Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic serves children who reside in central and southern Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the Mid-Atlantic chapter has granted more than 8,800 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. Wish kids face any number of life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, kidney and heart disease. This year alone, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. However, for every wish granted, at least two more local children are waiting. The community has the opportunity to make an impact today by helping Make-A-Wish to reach hundreds of kids whose wishes would go otherwise unanswered this year. For more information, please visit: midatlantic.wish.org
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, omnichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,000 stores across 14 countries. The company's consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com
, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com
, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com
, operates 74 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com
, sells all of AT&T's products and services, including DIRECTV through its 1,421 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.
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