Each year in the United States an event known as the Easter Egg Roll held on the White House for children and their parents. The main part of this event is a race, where children push an egg through the grass with a long-handled spoon. There are also other supporting events such as White House personalities in Easter Bunny costumes, celebrity guests and book readings. This year though, Nintendo has decided to take part in the action and have teamed up with the National Park Foundation to bring their Wii U to the event along with Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club, the former of which has been shown to help control diabetes:
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 and www.twitter.com/goparks.
So what everybody here think? Are you interested to see Nintendo attending this event? Is this a good move for them? Do you think their bringing Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club will help encourage these children to get active?
[Source: Nintendo PR]
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