June 13, 2023

2023 Sunrise Day Camp Carnival

American Amusement Machine Charitable Foundation has been supporting the Sunrise Association since 2018.  With their help, they have provided joy-filled summers to thousands of children whose lives have been impacted by cancer. 

The Annual Meeting and Gala of the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) and its Charitable Foundation (AAMCF) took place at the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Illinois, from September 19 to 23. During the Gala, Bob Geschine, President and CFO of H. Betti Industries, was recognized and given the opportunity to donate funds raised to a charity of his choosing. Thanks to Bob’s generosity and the support of AAMCF members, including David Cohen and Allen Weisberg, the Sunrise Association received $175,000, marking the largest donation in AAMCF’s history.

According to Bonni Gould, Sunrise’s Senior Development Director, who attended the event in Chicago and accepted the donation alongside Sunrise President and CEO Arnie Preminger, Bob was deeply moved by his visit to Sunrise Day Camp–Long Island in 2019. He recognized that the AAMA and its members share a common goal with Sunrise: to bring children joy. Allen Weisberg, AAMCF Vice President & CEO of Apple Industries, also supports Sunrise. Allen has been involved with the Sunrise Association for several years and describes them as one of the most dedicated, committed, and compassionate groups he has ever been a part of. He believes that their work has a remarkable impact on the lives of children and their families.

This summer, come see the magic of Sunrise Day Camp in person!

Apple Industries CEO Allen Weisberg, the AAMA 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, and Betson Enterprises President Bob Geschine, the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, are hosting the Sunrise Day Camp – Long Island and invite you to join them at their Carnival on August 15th. Every Sunrise child’s favorite day, the Sunrise Day Camp Carnival, provides children with cancer and their siblings a day filled with fun, laughter, and hope!

Sunrise Day Camp

Interact with these brave children, serve cotton candy, play games, hand out midway prizes, and feel the mission.  Join Allen and Bob and see the miles and miles of Sunrise smiles you’ve helped to create.  We promise it will be a day you will never forget. 

The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) is an international non-profit trade organization representing the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, professional service organizations, and location owner/operators of the coin-operated amusement industry.  AAMA was founded in 1981 by a small group of amusement coin-operated machine manufacturers concerned with the future of their industry. A Board of Directors, selected by its members, governs the AAMA. Committees work with the Association staff to develop programs to promote and protect the industry. Members donate their time, effort, and expertise voluntarily.

AAMA serves its membership through legislative efforts, promotional arenas, and more.  The AAMA’s job is to serve as the voice for these segments of the coin-operated and out-of-home entertainment amusement machine industry.

About Betson Enterprises

Betson Enterprises, headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, is a division of H. Betti Industries, Inc. and is the leading worldwide distributor of arcade and amusement equipment, parts, and service. A family-owned business offering revenue-generating solutions to its clients since 1934, Betson offers concept-to-completion solutions that maximize the profitability of our client’s investments. With sales offices throughout the U.S. and multiple distribution centers, Betson has the scale and infrastructure to meet needs large and small while keeping the personal touch that the company was built on.