Cinergy Entertainment Group, a family-owned and operated national chain of Family Entertainment Centers (FEC), crowned Top Family Entertainment Center of the World in 2019, continues to find new and innovative ways to use its properties and resources to give back to its communities and announces a breadth of ongoing and upcoming charitable initiatives.
Last Monday, November 21st, Cinergy hosted a free Virtual Reality Day for local Boys & Girls Clubs members in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Copperas Cove, TX. The local Boys & Girls Clubs, respectively, were invited down for an action-packed afternoon of virtual reality gaming, providing them with the opportunity to experience cutting-edge technology that is not often accessible to underserved communities. To ensure that the free VR Day was a truly memorable experience, Cinergy gifted the young members access to its fully-loaded arcade floor which features everything from the classics to the latest in action games, along with pizza and popcorn.
For the past five years, Cinergy has hosted local toy drives at all locations during the month of December to aid in providing children with gifts for the holidays, and has helped to collect more than 3,500 toys for families across the country. This year’s toy drive kicks off next week and offers guests a choice of a $10 game card or a free small popcorn in exchange for a toy valued at $8 or more. Toys are donated to charities such as Toy For Tots, Blue Santa’s Program and more.
Every November, Cinergy partners with local food banks or pantries to organize community food drives at all of its locations. This year, in exchange for two cans of food donated, Cinergy gives participants a free small popcorn or a $5 game card as thanks for their contribution. In 2021, participating members of the Cinergy communities donated one ton of canned food, and in the past five years, have donated more than six tons of food to locals in need.
Every month, at all nine of its locations, Cinergy partners with Variety, the Children’s Charity founded in 1927, to offer its communities free, family-friendly movie screenings in support of guests affected by autism and sensory sensitivities. The sensory-friendly screenings feature brightened light levels, reduced sound volume, and room for guest interaction and movement.
Each year on Veterans Day, Cinergy shows its appreciation for the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces by gifting them with free movie tickets. Veterans simply need to show their military ID to receive free admission.
Cinergy also regularly partners with Variety on the Gold Heart Pin campaign, with all proceeds going to assist children in need. In 2018, Cinergy raised $25,000 for underserved youth. In 2020 and 2021, during the crux of the pandemic, Cinergy earned nearly $32,000 for the children’s charity. This year, Cinergy has once again committed to participating in the Gold Heart Avatar-themed Pin campaign.
Cinergy is a family-owned and operated business founded by the husband and wife team, Jeff and Jamie Benson, known as pioneers in the FEC industry, with an extreme passion for providing unique and exceptional entertainment experiences and finding ways to give back. Cinergy is the first national chain of theater-anchored FECs and holds a standing position as top / leading FECs in the world.
Cinergy currently operates nine luxury cinemas and FECs across the country with locations in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Illinois.
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