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Keep It Real Rx Cares For Troops

– Reconnecting with loved ones through a board game –

New York (September 18, 2009) – Trance4mation Games, L.L.C. announced today that through its Welcome Back Home Project it will donate 150 Keep It Real Rx board games to Guard Families at the State Symposium for Guard Families through the New York National Guard Family Programs, being held in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, September 19, 2009. The Keep It Real Welcome Back Home Project’s mission is to help veterans and their families and loved ones rebuild connectivity of mind, heart, and spirit, and to renew their relationships. Trance4mation Games is seeking to provide Keep It Real Games to returning veterans, and to any veteran who wishes to renew and rebuild communication and bonds with their loved ones.

While soldiers slowly transition from combat to family and community life, Keep It Real Rx will allow them to be open to sharing their thoughts, feelings, and memories with their loved ones. “The Keep It Real Rx game is a communication board game which triggers playfulness, spontaneity, relaxation, dialogue, a full range of communication, and mutual enjoyment,” says Leslie Robinson, CEO of Trance4mation Games, L.L.C. “The game is non-confrontational and gently allows each player to join in at their own pace, and in their own time. The result is that players gain a sense of companionship and of belonging. Playing this game has proven to reduce feelings of alienation, as the game play allows each player to make a positive contribution in sharing their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, dreams, memories, creativity, and imaginations. Sharing of one’s authentic self raises self-esteem and brings about emotional closeness, which can act as an antidote to depression,” she added. A recent quote by Awilda Martinez says it best. “Playing the Keep It Real game made us realize why we fell in love to begin with, why we stay together, and that deep down inside my husband is still the same person he was before he went to Iraq.”

As part of the Welcome Back Home project, Leslie Robinson plans to donate more games to returning troops at various Yellow Ribbon events nationwide. The Welcome Back Home project will continue to explore ways to have Keep It Real games reach veteran’s homes.

Keep It Real Rx will launch nationwide and will be available for purchase soon. Check the website for updates and additional information: www.keepitrealgame.com.

 

About Keep It Real Rx
The Keep It Real RX game provides a safe space for people to explore and share their memories, reflections, beliefs, dreams, feelings, fantasies, imaginations and secret desires out loud! Playing this bold and profound interactive game will transport you beyond the realm of who you always imagined yourself to be, and will free you to become more of who you really are. The Keep It Real RX game brings worlds together. It is a game for all who want to discover more than what they presently know.
 
About The New York National Guard Family Programs
The goal of the Family Programs Office is to enhance the quality of life for National Guard members, their families, and the communities in which they live. The Family Programs Office will accomplish this by building a robust network of trained volunteers allied with Active and Reserve Components, government agencies, employers, Veteran & Volunteer Service Organizations, and private businesses in support of all military Service members and their families throughout New York State.

 
About The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
The Secretary of Defense initiated the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program which provides information, services, referral, and proactive outreach programs to Soldiers of the Army Reserve and their Families through all phases of the deployment cycle. The goal of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is to prepare Soldiers and Families for mobilization, sustain Families during mobilization, and reintegrate Soldiers with their Families, communities, and employers upon redeployment or REFRAD.

 
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Keep It Real Welcome Back Home Project: 150 Keep It Real games were donated to 150 families at a State Symposium for National Guard Families in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 19, 2009. We look forward to continuing to donate Keep It Real RX games to returning troops at Yellow Ribbon Events in the future.

In July 2008 the NYARNG Soldier and Family Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program was placed into action in conjunction with the passing of Public Law (P.L.) 110-181, which mandates a reintegration program for our returning Soldiers. This program is designed to provide redeploying Soldiers and families a robust support network of information and services available from county, state, federal and private outreach organization upon their return home.

The program consists of two mandatory events scheduled approximately 30 and 60 days after Soldiers return home. These events are conducted in an Individual Duty Training (IDT) status. The goal of these events is to reconnect Soldiers and their families with each other. For more information, please go to www.dmna.state.ny.us. These events are held in every state in the United States.

Intent of the Keep It Real Welcome Back Home project: The Keep it Real Welcome Back Home Project’s mission is to help veterans and their families and loved ones rebuild connectivity of mind, heart, and spirit, and to renew their relationships. To this end, Trance4mation Games, L.L.C., will be providing Keep It Real Games to returning veterans, and to any veteran who wishes to renew and rebuild communication and bonds with their loved ones.

We are presently seeking sponsoring Companies for donations of the Keep It Real game to our returning and returned troops. Each sponsoring Company will receive a 3” by 3” permanent gold seal with their company name and logo on each donated game. In addition, we will generate media and press in which we will name the sponsoring Company and their donation, and we will keep a Highlighted News Release on the Keep It Real website for a minimum of six months naming the sponsoring Company, along with any additional information the sponsoring Company would like us to include.

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