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GameStop Collects More Than $1.2 Million in Donations During Autism Awareness Month

GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that it collected more than $1.2 million as part of its first-ever Autism Awareness Month in-store donation campaign. The proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, and to help families impacted by autism.

During the month of April, GameStop, along with its Spring Mobile AT&T, Simply Mac, ThinkGeek, Kongregate and Game Informer brands, invited customers and associates to donate to this important cause through an in-store and online donation campaign.

"Throughout this campaign, many of our customers and associates shared with us how their families have been impacted by autism and expressed their gratitude for GameStop's efforts to raise awareness and acceptance of autism," said Matt Hodges, vice president of public and investor relations for GameStop. "Driven by the generous spirit of our customers and the support of our associates we collected more than $1.2 million in our first year of partnering with Autism Speaks. On behalf of GameStop and Autism Speaks, thanks to everyone who donated. Together we are shining a light on autism."

A portion of the donations raised through the GameStop campaign will help fund the Autism Speaks Family Services iPad Grant program. The iPads purchased will go to financially disadvantaged children and adults...