It is refreshing to see a company give back to the community and SEGA is doing this in a real big way this November. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog and the upcoming release of Sonic Generations Sega of America is teaming up with KaBOOM! and Youth UpRising to bring a Sonic inspired playground to the community of East Oakland, California.
San Francisco, CA (October 13, 2011) – In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary, SEGA® of America, Inc. has partnered with KaBOOM! and Youth UpRising to bring the spirit of Sonic the Hedgehog and the joy of play to the community of East Oakland by designing and building a custom playground inspired by the iconic blue hedgehog.
On October 28th, volunteers from SEGA of America and members of the local community will construct the new playground in just one day. The playground will be designed by the very kids who will be enjoying it, making this new play space very special for the entire community. The space will provide more than 400 children in the East Oakland community with a safe place to play, creating an inspirational and fun location for all to enjoy for years to come.
This is a unique program that will give a chance to inner-city children to see their creativity come to life and empower a community create a safe-haven for their children to enjoy. It is programs like this, Extra-Life, and Humble Indie Bundle that make me proud to be a gamer and give me reason to donate my time and money whenever I can.