National Effort Underway to Bring Back Family Game Night by Carrom Co.
(LUDINGTON, MI) OCTOBER 2, 2014 – Carrom Co., the 100-year-old quality family games manufacturer, will launch a new national effort to bring back family game night Thursday, Oct. 16 called “Unplug your Kids: Connect the Family®.” The initiative calls upon families in America to put down their mobile devices, turn off their TVs and put away their laptops and tablets for one night to sit around the kitchen table or family room playing their favorite board games in an attempt to re-engage the family in real conversation and nostalgic fun.
The initiative is the brainchild of Norman Rosen, Carrom Co. Chairman of the Board, who was disheartened to see families out to dinner not talking to each other because everyone – parents included – was staring at mobile devices. “I saw all these people in the restaurant staring at their phones and not talking to each other and I said to myself, ‘Don’t they have anything to talk about?’ It made me wonder how parents and children could sit around a table together and not converse.” And so Rosen created the Unplug & Connect event as a way to get families to put down their devices and connect – if only for a day. The virtual event is set to take place in all living rooms across the country, and Carrom hopes that families everywhere – helmed by parents – join the mission to unplug.
The Carrom Co. is working with more than two dozen “mommy bloggers” across the country who are helping to spread the word about the event. Additionally, Carrom Co. has produced a video about Unplug & Connect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Ilf8QILdc
“I hope parents and children come together Oct. 16 and laugh and play and remember what’s most important about the family,” Rosen said. “Togetherness.”
Carrom Co. is the manufacturer of games including the Carrom board, Nok Hockey, Skittles, Hi-Bol, Bowl-a-Mania, Shuffleboard and others created in the USA in Ludington, Michigan. www.carrom.com
Families can join the Carrom Unplug event by sharing their pledge and agreeing to unplug on the Carrom Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/carromcompany
More information about “Unplug your Kids: Connect the Family®” may be obtained by contacting Kathy Geller Myers, 717.903.3716, Kathy@chatterboxcomm.biz or Heather Zell, 717.805.7419, firstname.lastname@example.org