WILMINGTON, DE, June 17, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Game manufacturer McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds (in partnership with Nashville Music Guide) hosted its celebrity charity event during country music's biggest week on Thursday afternoon, June 7, at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville, TN. Recording artist and television host, Mark Wills ["3 Gun Nation" (Versus Network)], acted as the game host wooing the crowd while nearly 20 celebrity participants put on their game faces to play the award-winning literacy game You've been Sentenced! Country Music Edition.
Nearly $4,000 was raised; proceeds from ticket sales, raffle items and contributions benefited Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the literacy organization Success Won't Wait.
"In consideration of the multiple activities the artists commit to during 'country music's biggest week,' and the variety of 'must-see' fan events, we are overwhelmed by the expressed interest, enthusiasm and attendance," said Donald McNeill, CEO, McNeill Designs. "Thanks to the artists who committed their time and talents to participate and the fans who supported the endeavor, the YBS! Celebrity Tournament was a big hit and we hope to make this an annual event in June each year!"
Upon the tournament's conclusion, LoCash Cowboys' own Preston Brust reigned as champion; not just celebrating bragging rights, Brust's winning sentence will be featured on the You've been Sentenced! Country Music Edition initial print run.
Preston Brust of LoCash Cowboys'winning sentence: Crop duster, Mark Wills, freaked out and kicked sweet Band Perry's nervous rear end backstage!
Game play competitors included: Jeff Bates, Ty Brown, Burns & Poe, Jason Michael Carroll, Lucas Hoge, Buddy Jewell, Matt Kennon, Danni Leigh, LoCash Cowboys, Justin McBride, Jaclyn North, Julie Roberts, Doug Stone, Rhonda Vincent and Trent Willmon.
The outing offered the unique opportunity for country music fans to sit down beside their favorite celebrities and play the You've been Sentenced! word game or simply take in the action. The outing was concluded with impromptu acoustic performances complemented by raffle giveaways featuring a variety of autographed items including cowboy hats, vinyl records, YBS! Games and a guitar--all signed by celebrity participants.
The You've been Sentenced!Country Music Edition anticipated retail delivery date is scheduled for October 2012ójust in time for Christmas. McNeill Designs has plans underway to align in mutually beneficial promotional relationships with artists, additional non-profit foundations and Music City organizations.
For more information about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds and the You've been Sentenced! word game please visit: McNeillDesigns (dot) com.
Founded in 2004, McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds is a 40+ person creative team which produces games and toys of all kinds including the award-winning word game You've been Sentenced! McNeill Designs products are available nationwide at Barnes and Noble, Toys R Us, Kohl's and 1,000+ independent retailers. McNeill Designs products are also distributed internationally in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. For a comprehensive store locator, please visit http://www.McNeillBrighterMinds.com/stores.asp For more information about McNeill Designs, its products, and people, or media sample requests please contact Susan McNeill at 302-478-2757or visit http://www.McNeillDesigns.com.
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