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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pinball Outreach Project (POP) Aims to Find Next Generation of Pinball Stars by Offering a New, Free Children’s Facility
(Portland, Ore.) Beginning April 2, 2015, Pinball Outreach Project (POP) will offer free pinball to children 13 and under at the local nonprofit’s new brick-and-mortar headquarters. Located at 4605 NE Fremont St., Ste. 104, in Portland, Oregon, the new facility will house up to nine pinball machines including a brand new Tron: Legacy from Stern Pinball. Additionally, the headquarters will include a semi-private party area, and space to offer local children’s programming including pinball summer camps, leagues, and tournaments.
“Portland boasts more location pinball than any other city in the United States, however, finding family friendly, kid-focused locations can be difficult,” POP Founder and Executive Director Nicole Reik said. “Creating a fun, permenant, child-focused space is a clear next step in POP’s overall mission.”
POP provides pinball machines to children’s hospitals around the West Coast, bringing the family arcade experience directly to patients and their loved ones. The new POP Headquarters will make it easier for the public to support these efforts. In addition to free-play for children during specified hours, the public can play pinball games at the new headquarters using tokens acquired through donations to the organization.
A grand opening celebration will be held at POP Headquarters April 18, 2015 from 6-9 pm and the public is invited to stop by, learn about the organization, and experience some pinball magic for themselves.
About Pinball Outreach Project (POP)
POP is a 501©(3) charity aiming to improve the lives of children by providing pinball games directly to chidlren’s hospitals, schools, and at POP Headquarters free of charge. To learn more about POP or its fundraisers and tournaments visit our website at http://www.pinballoutreach.org or call (415) 857-1POP.