Former NFL Athlete, Hank Baskett Hosts Annual Celebrity GAEMS Pro XP at Super Bowl LI

Fans Gather in Houston for Afternoon of Live Gaming with Celebrities,
Athletes and Pro-Gamers

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seattle-based Gaming
and Entertainment Mobile Systems (GAEMS)
together with former NFL
athlete, Hank
, today announced they will co-host the “2nd Annual Hank
Baskett Celebrity GAEMS Pro XP,” to benefit The Griffin
Gives Foundation
, on Saturday, February 4th, at the Four
Seasons Houston
, located at 1300 Lamar Street.

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hank, a life-long gamer, is inviting the Houston
community to join him for an exclusive high-energy interactive gaming
event, featuring complimentary food, drinks, raffle prizes, live music,
endless entertainment, and more. With the support from title sponsor, GameStop–the
world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer–this
year’s event will also include a red carpet VIP experience, complete
with open bar access, priority play at all gaming stations and more than
$1,000 in swag from GAEMS, LucidSound, and Astro Gaming, to name a few.

“The phenomenon leading up to Sunday’s big game is nothing short of
spectacular. It provides the ultimate stage to play video games in an
electric atmosphere,” said Eric Bright, Senior Director of Merchandising
at GameStop. “We are excited to partner with GAEMS to offer gaming fans
of all ages an opportunity to enjoy such a fun and competitive
experience that goes beyond the gridiron.”

Joining Hank, will be some of your favorite athletes and celebrities.
Notable invites include Kendra Wilkinson, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Dj
Skee, Jerry Ferrara, Michael Strahan and many more! Fans will have the
chance to go head-to-head in gaming challenges for the opportunity to
win bragging rights, exclusive raffle prizes and giveaways.

“Personally, I’ve always considered myself a gamer. From the early days
of Atari to the current Xbox Slim, gaming to me has always been a way to
kick back, relax and enjoy time with my closest friends,” said Hank
Baskett, host of the annual Celebrity GAEMS Pro XP. “So, when the
opportunity came to create a unique event to benefit my foundation, The
Griffin Gives Foundation, it seemed fitting to use the gaming platform
to bring together fans, friends, celebrities and more for a good cause.
This year marks our second annual Celebrity GAEMS Pro XP, and I couldn’t
be more excited about marrying my two passions, in one amazing event
that allows people to have a great time while helping raise money and
awareness to those that are truly in need!”

From Rocket League, to Madden ‘17, to Forza, to Minecraft and NBA2K17,
more than 10 games will be made available to provide hours of
competitive fun, including a main stage, where teams will rotate to
compete all day for prizes and family friendly stations, so both kids
and parents can have fun.

Some of the most highly anticipated gaming stations include a
competitive dance station, where one raffle winner will have the chance
to have a dance off with Hank’s reality television star wife, Kendra
Wilkinson, featuring popular game Just Dance 2017.

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit The Griffin Gives
Foundation, which focuses on providing support to military families and
soldiers who are transitioning back into civilian life.

Tickets are still available, with prices ranging from $10-$200. If you
can’t make the event, watch it live on GAEMS
YouTube Gaming
channel and tune in via GAEMS social media to engage
in real time with attendees, celebrities, athletes and the gaming

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:
GameStop, GAEMS, Xbox, DreamHack, YouTube, Logitech, LucidSound, RapidX,
Astro Gaming, H2Go and The Four Seasons Hotel.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Celebrity
GAEMS Pro XP Eventbrite page
for details.

About The Griffin Gives Foundation

The Griffin Gives Foundation is a philanthropic, not for profit
501(c)(3) foundation supporting organizations and individuals committed
to making a difference in the lives of others. At its core, the
foundation aims to provide support for all ages and in all areas. Our
focus begins with military families and assisting soldiers to become
re-acclimated after their return from deployment. We serve military
families by providing opportunities and experiences to enhance and
enrich their lives. We strive for reintegration with dignity, both
physically and mentally, and a return to the lifestyle and values
sacrificed while serving. For more information, visit

About Gaming and Entertainment Mobile Systems (GAEMS)

Gaming and Entertainment Mobile Systems is a U.S. company created by
gamers, for gamers. GAEMS is known for consistently producing top
quality products including the Vanguard, Sentry, M155 and M240
performance gaming monitors and other gaming accessories. From college
students and professional athletes to CEOs and troops stationed around
the globe, gamers enjoy the mobility, quality and virtually lag-free
competitive advantage of GAEMS. For more information, visit


Katie Snyder