Webkinz Pets in Gift Bags honoring 83rd Academy Awards
FEBRUARY 24, 2011 Young Hollywood royalty wonâ€™t be forgotten in the famous gift bags that stars and celebrities receive in advance of Sunday nightâ€™s festivities. Webkinz Signatureâ„˘ pets are part of the sought-after gift bag handed out at the Red Carpet Style Lounge in honor of the 83rd Academy Awards.
This year, the invitation-only event will support spcaLA. Celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Michele Williams, the cast of Glee and more will be autographing a gift bag which will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going directly to the spcaLA.
â€śWe think our Webkinz pets belong on the red carpetâ€ť, said company president Howard Ganz. â€śWith donations going in support of spcaLA, our Signature Series dogs are a perfect fit. Attending this premiere event will be our Pomeranians, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Labradoodles and of course, Portuguese Water Dogs.â€ť
Held at the Four Seasons Beverly Wiltshire, the celebrity attendees will be gifted with couture gowns, jewelry, spa visits, hotel stays, gourmet mealsâ€¦and Webkinz pets!
â€śWe were invited to participate by Secret Room Events, and we thought it was a fun way to share the excitement of Webkinz World.â€ť said Ganz spokesperson Susan McVeigh. â€śWe know many celebrity parents are big fans of our site, and after Sunday night, perhaps one of our Webkinz Signature dogs will travel home beside an OscarÂ®!â€ť
About Webkinz World: The original kids' online world, Webkinz World introduced the concept of web-enabled toys. Webkinz pets combine the timeless fun of plush with the interactivity of the Internet. Members adopt pets, play games and quizzes, and create rooms and 'chat'. Available in 14 languages, Webkinz World was launched in April 2005 by Ganz.