Main Event Entertainment is holding a competition to honor people who have done everything for their community. Roberto E. Rosales / Albuquerque Journal)

Main Event Entertainment wants to recognize people who have helped the community during the pandemic.

The Albuquerque entertainment complex is temporarily closed, but the company recognizes Above and Beyonders. The public can identify families and individuals who have improved the life of the community over the past year. Nominations for the campaign “Every reason to celebrate: Above and Beyond” can be made under mainevent.com/everyreasontocelebrate. The competition runs until May 16, according to a press release from the main event.

“At the Main Event, we believe we are more than just the best place for families to celebrate,” said Chris Morris, CEO of Main Event Entertainment, in the press release. “We are the place where the family is celebrated.”

Twelve winners from the Main Event markets will be selected to win a year of free fun in the entertainment center. Winners will enjoy free activities, games, and food at the main event. The winners will be announced in mid-June.

The Main Event Entertainment also offers a full menu of food and drinks. (Roberto E. Rosales / Albuquerque Journal)

“Doing good things for each other and sharing moments makes a family family,” said Sarah Beddoe, chief brand officer of Main Event Entertainment, in the press release. “As a brand rooted in creating moments to connect, we have an obligation to celebrate the families that have kept us all going over the last year, and we can’t wait to do it through this incredible program to do.”

Criteria for nominations include local service and friendliness that have had an impact – for example, a father who works as a first responder and has no days off, or a creative mother with a brilliant idea or a student who starts a neighborhood clothing campaign has to donate to a local charity, according to the press release.

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“We know that there are so many inspiring people in all of our communities who have either worked countless days on the front lines protecting their communities during the pandemic, started a small business that gave back to the most vulnerable, or even made it has to maintain the family unit together through home schooling and multiple jobs, “says Morris in the press release. “These Above and Beyonders definitely deserve their right to have fun, and we’re excited to offer them this opportunity.”

Main Event Entertainment offers state-of-the-art bowling. (Roberto E. Rosales / Albuquerque Journal)

The main event features state-of-the-art bowling, billiards, arcade games, shuffleboard, gravity ropes, virtual reality, a full-service menu and drinks menu, and much more.

The Dallas-based entertainment company was founded in 1998. It operates 44 centers in 16 states and serves more than 20 million guests annually, according to a press release.

Main Event is the main sponsor of Special Olympics International. It supports the cause through fundraising and serves as a venue for Special Olympics events across the country. It is also a proud partner of the Dallas Cowboys. For more information on entertainment, see mainevent.com