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Rugby and Reme Join the Give Kids The World Family

Duo helps create happiness that inspires hope for kids with life-threatening illnesses



KISSIMMEE, FL (August 18, 2014) – Give Kids The World (GKTW) is proud to introduce the newest and furriest members of our character family – Charlotte-based MSky Production’s Rugby and Reme. This Bernese Mountain Dog duo are the stars of “The Rugby and Reme Adventure Series” for children and recently made their debut at the 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

The co-visionary behind the playful pups, Doug Couch, vividly remembers that wonderful snowy day he brought home the actual brother and sister puppies from Vermont that inspired the series. With his business partner Carol Lee Cathey, Doug parlayed his love for his beloved pets into several production companies. Friends constantly commented that the funny stories and adventures about their antics would make great children’s stories. So, Doug and Carol Lee took that to heart and spent the last seven years passionately creating both a family entertainment and publishing company around a myriad of funny animated characters.

They learned about Give Kids The World through one of the artists working on the series who had worked on GKTW Village. Once Doug and Carol Lee toured the Village, they fell in love with it and wanted to do something special to support the GKTW mission.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rugby and Reme as the newest members of our GKTW character family,” said Pamela Landwirth, president of GKTW. “They are already putting smiles on children’s faces and create happiness that inspires hope for children with life-threatening illnesses for many years to come.”

”The Rugby and Reme Mascots represent our commitment to making children smile and laugh, and what children are more deserving than the ones at GKTW,” said Doug.

Stay tuned for the further adventures of Rugby and Reme as they appear on their new Rugby and Reme Adventure website which will go live in August.

Also a video short will be released in late September and out of pre-production are an Animated TV Cartoon Series, a Full Feature Animated Movie and a Live Action Movie.

Keep an eye out for these two amazing canines as they embark on their latest venture around their new Florida home at GKTW Village!

About MSky Productions
Located in the Historic South End of Charlotte, North Carolina, Manchester Sky Productions (MSky Productions) is the film and entertainment division of Manchester Sky, LLC. MSky Productions is focused on creating entertainment with an emphasis on family, love and respect for life and adventure. Top learn more, visit


About Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 140,000 families from all 50 states and 75 countries.

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Give Kids The World Media
Kathleen Tagle
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