Laser Pegs(R) Donates $229,000 in Toys to Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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Clubs nationwide receive Laser Pegs® for educational, community play experiences

SARASOTA, Fla. (MMD Newswire) June 14, 2013 -- Laser Pegs®, the industry pioneer of LED construction toy sets, announced today it will be donating 500 Laser Pegs® Play Tables valued at more than $229,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

The Laser Pegs® Play Table is a unique play surface that allows multiple children to play with Laser Pegs® at one time. The tables will be used in Club game rooms to promote creativity, innovation and teamwork. Each Play Table features a surface grid with 150 holes children can plug Laser Pegs® into to begin building. The Laser Pegs® holes function as a base and as a power source for individual Laser Pegs® pieces. When Laser Pegs® are connected together, power is transferred from one piece to another, lighting up a child's entire creation. Every Laser Pegs® Play Table includes 150 Laser Pegs® pieces, 2 power adapters and storage bags for the pieces that can be attached to the sides of the Play Table.

"I am honored to be able to enrich the amazing opportunities Boys & Girls Clubs create for children across the country by providing their locations with Laser Pegs," said CEO Jon Capriola. "Children love playing with Laser Pegs because they can transform imagination into reality while building, and they can watch as their creation comes to life with light. The Play Table is perfect for a community play environment like those found at Boys & Girls Clubs because multiple children can use the table to build at the same time and they can learn while interacting with each other and Laser Pegs."

"Thanks to the generosity of Laser Pegs, our kids will have a new and innovative opportunity to enhance their education and creativity," said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "At BGCA, we are dedicated to building great futures for our youth. These kinds of 'fun with a purpose' activities are key to our work, and we are grateful for this wonderful support."

Laser Pegs are recommended for children ages 5 and up. For more information visit http://www.laserpegs.com.

About Laser Pegs®

Award-winning Laser Pegs® is the world's first toy construction set with LED light bulbs embedded in each piece. When Laser Pegs® are connected together the multi-colored light bulbs switch on, illuminating the model and children's imaginations. Laser Pegs® teach kids creative abstract thinking, problem solving, math skills, pattern recognition, and improve hand/eye coordination. The Laser Pegs® iPad app allows children to interact with a virtual version of their favorite toy, creating models in 3D, sharing manuals and playing games. To learn more, visit http://www.laserpegs.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

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