MumboJumbo, a developer and publisher of premium casual games, today announced their sponsorship and participation in the annual "Readers Are Leaders" Mayor's Summer Reading Program. In support of the program, which is designed to promote reading and literacy in the Dallas area, MumboJumbo has donated 2,000 games to be distributed to local children who reach a reading goal of 100 hours between May 19th and July 28th. The Dallas Public Library has offered special reading programs to area youth for over 30 years, and the Mayor's Summer Reading Program has been a successful part of that program for 10 years and counting.
"We're pleased to welcome MumboJumbo as a new sponsor of the Mayor's Summer Reading program, and we are very excited that they have agreed to provide educational computer software to children who read 100 hours this summer," said Dallas Central Library Administrator, Kjerstine Nielsen. "It's a cool prize, and really complements the Mayor's annual program in Dallas."
"MumboJumbo maintains a deep commitment to community involvement, and support of programs that have a positive impact on today's youth," said Mark Cottam, CEO of MumboJumbo. "Like books, games can be relaxing, educational, and fun. We're delighted to be a part of the program to help the Mayor's summer program reach new heights and motivate children to make reading a major part of their summer activity."
MumboJumbo has donated 500 of each of their popular PC titles, Zoom Book: The Temples of the Sun, 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, Charlotte's Web: Word Rescue, and Haiku Journey to the readers that achieve the reading goal. Each game retails for $19.95, making a grand total of $40,000 in donations. MumboJumbo's casual, interactive PC titles are suitable for kids of all ages and fun for the whole family.