Southern California-based game company sets a mission to generate positive impact on its hometowns through the newly launched The Op GiveBack Program
Carlsbad, Calif. – April 22, 2021 – Usaopoly® (The Op), the board game and puzzle publisher behind the best-selling party games Telestrations® and Blank Slate™, has announced a new partnership with One Tree Planted, a non-profit environmental charity, as part of The Op’s latest initiative to improve our home state of California. “The Op GiveBack Program”, which focuses on Environmental and Community improvements, includes planting one tree seedling for every game sold on TheOp.games website.
“To acknowledge the use of trees in the production of our products, we wanted to take action that would lend to the restoration of expended or destroyed resources, which aligns with One Tree Planted’s commitment to global reforestation, and also contributes to the beautification of our home. We will be planting a tree for every order placed on our website to ensure that the sustainability of our games reflects the long-lasting memories made by the families that enjoy them” said John M. Davis, President and CEO, The Op.
The Corporate Tree Planting partnership entails replenishing forests throughout California with up to 20,000 trees through 2021, with One Tree Planted providing the care and transplanting of the seedlings. With the charitable organization’s facilitation, The Op is able to make real-world impact through measurable results that involve the community.
“Restoring California’s landscapes for cleaner air, water, and biodiversity has been one of our key focus areas in the US for several years now” said Matt Hill, Chief Environmental Evangelist at One Tree Planted. “We’re happy to have the support of The Op in creating a healthy environment close to home.”
The Op has contributed to over 50 different local and national groups since the company’s beginning in 1994 including Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, National Park Foundation, and Operation Smile, to name a few. The decision to plant trees reflects their ever-evolving dedication to giving beyond monetary and material gifts to schools and non-profits, in order to improve the health of our planet, the future habitat of our youth, and the world’s generations to come.
To learn more, visit The Op Gives Back Program page for information on this Earth Day celebratory announcement and how your purchases will help replant trees. Follow @theopgames on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates and game news.
About The Op
The Op, also known as Usaopoly, is a leading publisher and manufacturer of board games and puzzles for over 25 years! Our diverse portfolio includes award-winning and best-selling titles such as TELESTRATIONS®, BLANK SLATE™, and HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS BATTLE™ as well as licensed versions of MONOPOLY®, CLUE®, MUNCHKIN®, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®, CODENAMES, RUBIK’S CUBE® and more. The Op continues to partner with marquee brands and licensors such as Hasbro, Disney, Marvel, Nintendo, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, FOX, and Nickelodeon. The Op is passionate about bringing family, friends and fans together to create memorable experiences through play! Learn more at TheOp.games.
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, visit onetreeplanted.org
The Op Gives Back Team