Monday, May 19, 2008

Wii Fit for charity in New York City today!!

If you missed your last local Wiimbleton contest, this might be a chance to redeem yourself -- at least if you live in NYC, as Marketing Daily notes:
Nintendo, whose U.S. headquarters is based in Redmond, Wash., will host an all-day event at the park's Merchant's Gate near Fifth Avenue intended to coincide with National Fitness and Sports Month. The event to promote the home video game system will center on live demos of the Wii Fit and Wii Balance Board.

The game maker will offer up some 40 different Wii Fit activities for consumers to try out; for every demo, the company will donate $5 up to $25,000 to the American Heart Association. On hand will be company brass and various luminaries from the American Heart Association.
The piece also reports that Nintendo is working out a deal with Westin Hotels to offer the balance board as an exercise option for its customers. Although I got my yoga mat for Mother's Day, given the new luggage restrictions on airlines, I think I'll leave it home next trip and give the Wii Fit a try instead of waiting on line for the treadmill in the fitness center!

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