From Pinball to Pong, Play Station to Professional Gaming, How Technology has Transformed Entertainment.

  • Thursday, August 08, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturn 5, Coastland Center Mall, 1900 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 34102

From Pinball to Pong,
PlayStation to Professional Gaming,
How Technology Changed Entertainment

Join us for a Family Fun event at a Special Location and Time!

Youth 10 and up Welcome!

Meet Video Game Super Star, Steven Lee Kleisath

And Receive a FREE $10 Game Card to Use While Networking!

In 2015 Steven Lee Kleisath smashed the Mario Bros World Record with scoring an astounding 5,424,920 points. The same year Steven was ranked third in the world on Ms. Pacman. Steven is also an accomplished drummer and a semi-professional poker player. 

Our Distinguished Speakers:

John Russo Jr., CEO of Apollo Amusement, parent company of Gameroom Superstore, Elite Home Gamerooms and Saturn 5 Family Entertainment.  John has 32 years of experience in the gaming business and has devoted his career to building a portfolio of entertainment companies.

Bob Schuster Jr., Regional Manager for Apollo Amusements, and former CEO of Coin Drop Entertainment. Bob has over 20 years of experience in the gaming industry. 

Discussion Topics:
  •  The Evolution of Pinball Machines; Mechanical to Electrical and the ever changing themes.  See the inner workings of a pinball machine!
  •  How Geeks and Nerds have Changed Gaming and Entertainment - From Arcade Games like Pinball, Pacman, and Centipede, to Home Consoles Atari, PlayStation, Wii and Xbox, to PC's and Professional Gaming Tournaments, Geeks have shaped them all!
  •  The Transformation of Penny Arcades to Mega Entertainment Centers.
  •  The Home Arcade, Brining Families together through Games.

Raffle Benefiting SWFRTP Youth Programs!

Compete to Win the High Score,

Space Invaders and Pinball Tournaments!

Event Details:

August 8, 6:00-8:00 

Coastland Center Mall,

1900 Tamiami Trail N. Naples

Next to the Food Court

Light Food and Beverages Provided

This SWFRTP Event is FREE and open to the public. We ask that you please register for the event, so we can properly plan for food.

The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Foundation is a member of the Lee County Horizon Council, and is the only organization solely dedicated to promoting the growth of the technology sector in Southwest Florida.

Event Contact: Tina LaFreniere,

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact: Linda Lyding,

Contact us:
Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Foundation Inc.
24301 Walden Center Ave Suite 300, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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