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Local 'Opoly' Games Generate $100K for PA Charities

The promotion originated in 2011 when OnePoint launched Scranton -Opoly and raised over $35,000. It has since expanded.

Credit: BucksCountyOpoly.com
Credit: BucksCountyOpoly.com

Nearly $100,000 has been raised for charity thanks to sales of local “Opoly” board games throughout Pennsylvania.

Games were sold at 80 area GIANT food stores in Bucks County, Hazelton, Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia. 

Benefiting charities, include The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, HealthLink Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, PBS39 and the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.

“GIANT is proud to live and give in each of the local communities we serve and what better way to showcase the uniqueness of each individual community than with these –Opoly games,” said Serena Corrigan, marketing manager, GIANT Food Stores. The effort was a collaboration with OnePoint. 

Each game features local attractions, businesses and streets to buy and collect in a classic real estate trading format.

The promotion originated in 2011 when OnePoint launched Scranton -Opoly and raised over $35,000. The Hazelton GIANT became interested in a Hazelton version of the game and the partnership between the regional supermarket chain and OnePoint began. This is the first year the companies chose to expand the game to the four other area locations. 

The Bucks County, Hazelton and Lehigh Valley games have so far raised $21,000, $18,000 and $36,000, respectively.  Both OnePoint and GIANT plan to continue the charitable tradition through the 2014 holiday season. 

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