Miniclip, a global leader in digital games, has announced a partnership with the Global Gift Foundation to bring a charity event to its number one mobile game, 8 Ball Pool, supported by Hollywood’s finest, including Eva Longoria and Luke Evans.
The event will take place between 12th and 19th May as part of Global Gift Foundation Week, where 8 Ball Pool players can chalk up their limited-edition cues and avatars, including a special Global Gift cue.
Over 40 global superstars have pledged their support of the event including Eva Longoria, Denise Van Outen, Ronan & Storm Keating, Luis Fonsi, Luke Evans, Olivier Giroud, Mikel Arteta, Vanessa Williams and Anastacia. All net-profit from in-app purchases of Global Gift Foundation offers during the event will be donated by Miniclip to the Global Gift Foundation.
Rafael Rodrigues, Product Director 8 Ball Pool, commented: “This partnership is an incredible opportunity for us to give back and use our platform to support worthwhile and life-changing causes.
“As a global company with offices around the world, partnering with a charity that supports people on a global scale is an amazing feeling. The Global Gift Foundation is fully aligned with our goals of providing vital support that positively impacts people across the world, not just in the games industry. We’re extremely proud to support them, with a star-studded group behind us to drive the fundraising efforts.”
The Global Gift Foundation is a charity that supports the lives of children, women, and families in need. This is the first time they have partnered with Miniclip for such an event, where they have come together to work towards a shared goal of equality across the globe.
The money donated during Global Gift Foundation Week will support projects and causes such as Casa Ángeles, in Spain – an amazing place that makes life better for kids with special needs and their families, helping the children to grow, learn, and become more independent, both physically and mentally. Another project is the Quang Chau Orphanage in Vietnam, home to children who have been left behind and abandoned, offering everything they need to thrive: food, medical care, education, and so much more. It is a place where the children can feel loved and cared for, and are surrounded by people who genuinely want to see them succeed and be happy.
Maria Bravo, Founder and CEO at the Global Gift Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Miniclip to host this amazing charity event. The money raised will contribute to some incredible causes across the globe and we are so grateful for their support. We’d also like to give honorary thanks to our celebrity ambassadors who have brought the event to life.”
8 Ball Pool is Miniclip’s number one game and was awarded a Guinness World Records Title for the Most Downloaded Mobile Pool Game in 2021. It has been the most downloaded mobile pool game since 2014, and is played for 260 million hours every month, with 4,000 balls potted every second.
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