A New Hope For Game Alliance

$2,605 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 31 months
Jennifer Knipschild Fulmer   GREELEY, CO
Thank you to all that have donated! Jim is very excited to re-open the doors. It's taking a little longer than anticipated however doors will be back open before mid-April just in time to hang out and celebrate just before finals and the end of the school year!

Stay Tuned in the next couple weeks to this page, Jim's website GameAlliancenoco.com, and Game Alliance's facebook page!

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An injustice occurred Friday, January 3rd, night/early Saturday morning to the brand new small business - "Game Alliance". Owned by Jim and Cindy Knipschild.

The business located at 807 17th Street Suite G, Greeley CO, and two other neighboring businesses were robbed and vandalized after hours. Leaving behind loose wires, torn open arcade games, and shattered display case glass. The most important of all taking away a dream and livelihood from a Greeley native.

" Game Alliance" was a long sought after dream of Jim Knipschild. Cindy, Jim's wife, encouraged him to follow his dreams. This dream was many years in the making. Jim and Cindy worked very hard in saving money to make the once dream a reality. Finally, in November of 2013 " Game Alliance's" doors opened for business.

Through hard work of door to door advertising, Facebook, and an internet website; college students, gamers, families, and those alike came to check out this retro take on your average Game Stop.

" Game Alliance" featured pay-to-play video games on four 55 inch 3D TV's . Any customer, old school or new school, was able to play games from past favorites to today's top sellers on consoles from older Xbox, Playstation, and Wii to the newly released Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Wii U. Pick a game, grab a seat on the couch or a "Marvel" comic upholstered chair, chill out and play your favorite game.
If anyone was more into the old arcade play, Jim also had an area of full sided arcade games, pinball machine, pool table, and an air hockey machine.
Another feature, "Game Alliance" also offers their customer the ability to buy, sell, and trade video games, buy "Magic the Gathering" cards, and offers gaming console and computer repair..

"Game Alliance was a very clean, and inviting business, giving customers a unique experience with all the comforts of home. Jim wants each customer to enjoy his store, and enjoy the hard work he has put in to making this dream a reality. He encourages his continued customers to bring food and drink, and kick back and enjoy playing games.

In "Game Alliance's" short duration, this small business brought people of all ages. With each new customer that came through Jim's door it expanded this small business to more opportunities for success.

Beginning in January, Jim was starting up a video gaming tournament, as well as expanding to hosting birthday parties, and other special events.

Jim's 5 star Facebook rating and comments tell of what Game Alliance meant to this community in a short amount of time. Each day Jim saw a new face and was excited and proud to see people feel at home and enjoy themselves, their families, and friends. Customers liked knowing there was a new place to get out and hang out, they can even bring their broken computers and gaming consoles for repair and cleanings.
Jim is passionate, personable, and knowledgeable about his business, and makes Game Alliance affordable so others can share his passion. The Greeley and surrounding communities need a business like Game Alliance, to have a place to hang out with friends or family, to give a birthday or business party a new twist on fun. Jim's long, hard, sought after dream has created a new spin on gaming, and has given each customer an impressionable experience. It is heartbreaking and discouraging to see such a great small business and the dream of one individual be destroyed in the "blink of an eye."
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Thank you so much for all your kindness and caring and hopefully soon we can see Jim's dreams come to life again with "A New Hope For Game Alliance".
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Update 5
27 months ago
Just an update on our fundraiser page, Game Alliance is NOW OPEN! The re-grand opening nights are T.B.A. Go to gamealliancenoco.com for more details or go to Game Alliances Facebook page and check out what's new!
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Update 4
27 months ago
The doors to Game Alliance will re open Saturday April 12th!!!! Jim is making Game Alliance bigger and better with a whole new layout, more arcade games & pin balls , gaming tournaments and new inventory! As always there is air hockey, a pool table and Pay-to-play on all your favorite and new gaming consoles with a new 60" t.v! The Re-Grand opening nights are T.B.A. as Jim is still adding more T.v.'s and setting up. Keep an eye on the Game Alliance Facebook page and "like" it to keep posted on all the upcoming updates!!!
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Update 3
28 months ago
Thank you to all that have donated! We have raised $2605.00 on GoFundMe plus many outside donations to help Jim re-open the doors to Game Alliance!! It's taking a little longer than anticipated however doors will be back open before mid-April just in time to hang out and celebrate before finals and the end of the school year for students!

Stay Tuned in the next couple weeks to this page, Jim's website GameAlliancenoco.com, and Game Alliance's facebook page!
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Update 2
30 months ago
In just 1 week we have raised $1380.00 to get Jim & Cindy back on their feet from the robbery of their business "Game Alliance". Thank you so much for keeping up with the postings, contributing, sharing the links and for the wonderful prayers. If you would like to donate, the site is very user friendly and gives you a printable receipt for your taxes. Also if you have any used video game consoles, used games etc to donate please send me a message and we can get you a receipt for that as well. Please help us by sharing the link on your page and we encourage you read the story on our fundraiser page. Thank you so much everyone for the kind, caring support!
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Jonathan Williams
17 months ago

Awesome website!!!

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$2,605 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 31 months
Created January 6, 2014
Jennifer Knipschild Fulmer  
  Business   GREELEY, CO
$65
Caleb Whitaker
30 months ago

I've been excited for Game Alliance since the day I saw you and Cindy painting the colorful walls of the store. Even though you guys are opening back up in the next few weeks, I still want to be able to contribute in every way I can to help you out. Hopefully every penny of this goes to make The Game Alliance bigger and better than ever! Congrats on putting the past behind you, getting over this speed bump, and pushing forward with high hopes.

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BT
$60
Bill & Cindy Turnbull
30 months ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Anonymous
30 months ago
NW
$50
Nicole Wilkins
30 months ago
TG
$50
Taylor Graham
30 months ago

Jim's a cool guy and great business owner. I liked how he let our group stay after hours to finish Super Mario. Greeley needs a place like this.

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LB
$50
Luke Belsito
30 months ago

My friends and I were treated wonderfully every time we went here and always had fun. No way can we let this hiccup shut it down.

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GM
$100
Gene Mericle
30 months ago

This is only a speed bump.

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CW
$50
Corben Wilkins
30 months ago
LL
$100
Lisa and John Lehan
30 months ago
JH
$50
JOshua HIggason
30 months ago
Jonathan Williams
17 months ago

Awesome website!!!

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