Educational Fun With All Star Buddies

Varsity Heights
Varsity Heights is the new virtual world for children who are sports fans, allowing them to kick balls, score touchdowns, and shoot pucks all in the comfort of their bedroom.

Founded by Caryn Burns and Cindy Prince, two moms with a passion for sports, fitness and their children, is a safe, virtual “playground” for kids (ages 6+) where a healthy, positive lifestyle is reinforced through fun games, quests and social interaction.

Using individual and multi-player games, children learn about problem-solving, goal setting, good sportsmanship, teamwork, fitness, good nutrition and environmental awareness – all while having a fun online experience that will keep them coming back for many “extra innings.”

Sports also set the stage for fun competitions, games, activities and adventures,” said Caryn Burns, Co-Founder. “But most importantly, the fun doesn’t stop when a child logs off the site. It is our hope that kids will pick up a football or a tennis racket after signing off of and continue the action outdoors with a parent or friend.”

All Star Buddies
To go along with the virtual fun, All Star Buddies also sells the seven plush characters found in the virtual world. Each one comes with a special code which unlocks fun games and bonuses in Varsity Heights.

Your child can choose from:

  • Chip, the brainy buddy who loves to play golf and enjoys exploring plants and insects.
  • Ace, the friendly buddy who loves baseball and astronomy.
  • Deuce, who likes tennis and can teach your child about his other hobby, learning about the ocean.
  • Deke, who has fun playing hockey as well as science, specifically learning about liquids, solids and gasses.
  • Swish, the basketball and dinosaur loving buddy.
  • Blitz, the strong football playing buddy who knows the importance of eating right and exercising.
  • Striker, who travels a lot as the soccer playing buddy and loves learning about other languages and cultures.

In Varsity Heights, each character not only plays games associated with their sport, they also teach your child about math, health, science and humanities.

You and your child can head on over to Varsity Heights right now to begin your membership for some educational fun.

We also have one plush buddy to give away to one lucky winner, that will allow your child a chance to unlock some extra fun.

We would also like to thank All Star Buddies for their generous donation of a plush buddy for our Under The Tree Program..

Here’s how to enter to win an All Star Buddy
, retail value $19.00.

  1. See our Christmas Giveaway 2008 post to read more about
    participating in our Christmas Giveaway
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  6. Entries are open from Saturday, November 15th thru Friday, November 28th at 12pm EST.
  7. Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Monday, December 1st. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)
  8. This contest is open to US shipping addresses. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion is not available in Arizona.
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  1. Brenda Callahan says

    these guys are so cute! i love striker…. of course my kids don’t play soccer, but he is cute!
    thank you

  2. karen c. says

    We’re big sports fans over here. Basketball is probably my fave. My son’s not picky though. Anything with a ball is good enough for him. I’d been hoping to keep him away from football since it’s not really my thing, but our neighbors are huge football fans, so now my son is too.

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  4. Jenn S. says

    My son and I have been looking at these. They are so neat. I am planning on getting him one for Christmas, probably Ace.

  5. Dianne F. says

    I hope this works this time – I am so not computer savvy
    The Plush Buddies “Ace” is so appropriate for 2 of the MEN in my life – my husband (73) plays softball and Ace would be great for his Christmas stocking. And then, our grandson – who just turned 7 is going to be playing Little League this year and also, we just gave him a telescope for his birthday, so the baseball and astronomy theme fits him to a “T”!

  6. Barbara P says

    Varsity Heights sounds like a lot of ufn while learning and that’s a great toy. Thanks for the great chance to win it.

  7. Angela H. says

    This would be great for under our tree, so here is our second entry since we are feed subscribers.

  8. Amanda R. says

    These are so cool!! It’s kind of like a kick off of Webkinz!! I would love to have one of these for my niece/nephew!! I don’t have a blog, but I definitely told everyone!! Thanks!

  9. says

    This looks like a lot of fun. Would love to get this! I get your newsletter, I posted a blog, and have added a button to my sidebar. : )

  10. Tanya Wilson says

    This would be great for my twin boys, they always want to play online games like their big sisters! Thanks!

  11. Tanya Wilson says

    I am a newsletter subscriber, thanks for the entries and I’m wishing everyone a blessed holiday!