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GotSkill? donates $183,810 to MADD Canada in 2019

Carvalho: “We hope we can continue the partnership of raising awareness

about responsible drinking with our games.”


September 30, 2019 – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada received a cheque for $183,810.37 from GotSkill? Games towards MADD’s victims’ services and programs. The money was raised in 2019 from the proceeds of the GotSkill? video skill games, which are located in more than 250 establishments across Ontario.


GotSkill? Games promotes responsible drinking by displaying a MADD Canada message on their video screen consoles. In a single year, the MADD Canada – Gotskill? message is seen close to 1,000,000 times in Ontario restaurants, pubs and drinking establishments with this partnership.


GotSkill? are unique, skill-based video games that challenge players’ hand-eye coordination and timing on a variety of games. Players have the opportunity to win cash prizes. Players are also presented with the option to donate to MADD Canada.


“I am pleased to report that last year more than 3,000 players of our players donated some or all of their winnings to MADD Canada,” Gotskill? Games president Tony Carvalho said. “We are proud of our affiliation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and to contribute to the cause by providing financial support and delivering an important message in drinking establishments.”


“This December through the holiday season, we look forward to again taking part in MADD Canada’s Red Ribbon campaign by featuring the red ribbon on our video game screens to remind drivers about their alcohol consumption,” said Mr. Carvalho.


The GotSkill? Games president also took this occasion to mention the company’s current discussions with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) over the definition and designation of its skill-based video games. Carvalho stated, “We are facing some challenges from the Provincial Government and AGCO but we hope we can continue our partnership of raising awareness about responsible drinking with our games. We remain hopeful that Premier Doug Ford will intervene and ensure we will be back at this MADD Canada conference next year,” added Carvalho.

G

otSkill? is a recognized Official Sponsor of MADD Canada’s Victims’ Services. Visit madd.ca to learn more about the services and programs as well as the charity’s official sponsors.


GotSkill? / SBG - Skills Based Games Inc.

SBG - Skill Based Games Inc. (SBG) is a Canadian distributor of video skill games developed for installation in the hospitality sector (restaurants, bars, pool halls, cafes, bowling alleys, entertainment establishments, etc). The games are skill-based, requiring hand-eye coordination, and include the opportunity for cash prizes. SBG’s GotSkill? games are fun, entertaining, legal, and 100% skill-based. Visit: www.gotskill.ca


MADD Canada

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization (Reg. No. 13907 2060 RR0001) that is volunteer-driven. Victim Support is an important part of its mission. Its services include a national victims support phone line, court accompaniment and counsel on grief and bereavement. MADD Canada also hosts an annual National Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance. Visit: www.madd.ca


Visit www.gotskill.ca for more information or contact:

Tony Carvalho - 905.264.4567 or tonyc@gotskill.ca


On hand for the cheque presentation at the MADD Canada annual dinner is (l. to r.) MADD Canada CEO Andrew Murie, GotSkill? Games CFO Bill Dawson, MADD Canada Board Chair Susan Steer, and GotSkill? Games president Tony Carvalho.




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