FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robert Duncan
Telephone: (918) 841-3373
October 4, 2013, TULSA, OKLA.–
OKGamers.com and Tokyo in Tulsa LLC, both Tulsa community organizations dedicated to building bridges of Japanese-American cultural dialogue and understanding through cultural events, volunteerism, and youth culture experiences, today announced an exciting organizational combination. OKGamers.com has entered into an exclusive agreement with Tokyo in Tulsa LLC to provide volunteer services and game tournament assistance under a non-profit model. By focusing on a “community first” model with high ethical standards, Tokyo in Tulsa LLC and
By focusing on a “community first” model with high ethical standards, Tokyo in Tulsa LLC and OKGamers will share the values of practical simplicity, clarity and action and leverage the strengths of both organizations to enhance and broaden their menu of services and volunteer opportunities. With a shift in gaming culture from a unique and shared Japanese-American relationship to a mainstream American-only audience since the mid 1990s, OKGamers.com found itself increasingly focused on protecting its high ethical standards and promoting gaming as a bridge to global community rather than giving in to requests to run for-profit tournaments. It was through the efforts to receive recognition as a nonprofit organization that it found common ground with Tokyo in Tulsa LLC.
Saif Khan, Chairman of OKGamers.com, stated that he was “truly honored to lead this combined group. After many years building the reputation of OKGamers.com by doing good effective work for our community, including achieving successful outcomes for hundreds of smaller events and fairs, I am thrilled by this opportunity for increased growth, reach and sector wide impact with Tokyo in Tulsa LLC. We want to be at the forefront of non-profit gaming events.”
Khan said that “with the signing of this exclusive agreement, OKGamers.com will end its relationships with other gaming organizations to better focus on our nonprofit mission and no longer partner with for-profit groups. We wish Ricky McNeal the best as he steps back from his involvement with us to pursue a new venture at the helm of HxC Gaming Events.”