Oct 26

PlayStation Brings SingStar and Buzz to New Orleans Kids

Jennifer Clark's Avatar Posted by Jennifer Clark on Oct 26, 2007 // Senior Director, Product Publicity

PlayStation Brings SingStar and Buzz to New Orleans Kids
A few of us just got to New Orleans for Voodoo Music Experience. We have sponsored the event for the past 8 years because, as a company, we believe that music and art are a very important part of life.

We spent Thursday morning at the New Orleans Children’s Hospital outfitting the kids with PlayStation gear and having some good old fun playing SingStar and Buzz. I learned today that Destiny’s Child’s, “Survivor,” is one popular SingStar tune.

Abigail from our Corporate Communications team organized the day and was on hand to present the hospital with a check from SCEA for $25,000. We also donated PS2 systems and games to help make their stay a little easier and happier. New Orleans’ very own Derrick Tabb from the Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and the Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu also popped in to play with the kids.

Thanks to the staff at the hospital for a great experience. Please keep these kids in your thoughts; they are truly some of the most amazing PlayStation fans that I have ever met.

We’ll be in New Orleans all weekend – so if you want to get hands-on with some new and upcoming PlayStation games, stop by the PlayStation Experience Truck at City Park. Stay tuned for more Voodoo highlights!
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+ XxBigP123xX on October 26th, 2007 at 11:28 am said:

wow, you guys are def the nicest company :)


+ Oompa on October 26th, 2007 at 11:37 am said:

Sony solving the world’s problems 1 step at a time.


+ frito on October 26th, 2007 at 11:38 am said:

I think the Red Cross has Sony beat as “nicest” company ever *lol*, but still a little good PR goes a long way!

Keep it up Sony!


+ linebeginstoblur on October 26th, 2007 at 11:42 am said:

It really warms my heart to know that Sony does do things like this for the community. Also, I agree that music and art (and games) are important in life, whether it’s creating, sharing, or experiencing.


+ Neil on October 26th, 2007 at 11:44 am said:

Awesome. Next step: So Cal.


+ tearsofash on October 26th, 2007 at 12:35 pm said:

I agree, tax breaks for the win.


+ darkiewonder on October 26th, 2007 at 12:37 pm said:

I live 1 1/2 hours away from New Orleans. But I couldn’t make it to Voodoo Fest ;( Well I’ll just look at the pictures and read the good news! and I really REALLY Want to try out Sing Star too.


+ Jackal888 on October 26th, 2007 at 12:50 pm said:

Good to know that Bluetooth does not interfere with medical equipment.


+ Random on October 26th, 2007 at 1:01 pm said:

Sony, is there anything you can’t do? lol


+ Globox82 on October 26th, 2007 at 1:35 pm said:

Very humble from Sony, unlike those other two “big” gaming companies that care only for money.
Don’t get me wrong, i know it is business after all and financial success is most important but it would be nice to see those other “two” do something like this, just for once.


+ xplosneer on October 26th, 2007 at 3:42 pm said:

News Tomorrow: Sony PS3’s find cell for Folding at Home that cures all major diseases.


+ zapruder on October 27th, 2007 at 3:28 am said:

I’d rather see this then a billion dollar campain.. thanks Sony ! I hope New Orleans get’s their people back, those who lost their houses and still can’t return home.

May’be for your next action give the kids of Iraq and afghanistan a nice day. or even better.. shout it out that what was and still is happening in N.O. and Iraq and Afghanistan… is just WRONG! Also like to see a warning on games like CoD and better screening online (and in shops) for kids buying/playing war games…


+ CitizenInsane27 on October 28th, 2007 at 3:30 am said:

Wow, a whole 18 comments, I feel bad that there aren’t more people on here that can respect this kind of thing, this isn’t a marketing plug idiots, it’s just a company using money that we give them to do something nice.


+ stratos on October 28th, 2007 at 5:14 pm said:

lol, don’t be daft. Of course this is a PR stunt. Every company on this planet has some kind of budget set for sponsorship and events. Doing such a event will give them some good PR value, and possible local or national spotlight attention. Resulting of course in more sales and better customer opinion of the company.

Especially in recent years, companies have become much more personal in there marketing. When done right it gives great customer loyalty and good press.

However it must be said that i much rather have this kind of event then the bazilliont corporate sponsored pro-sporting event.
Although i would hate to be one of those guys with a screen mounted on my back :) why is that anyway?

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