Peter and Andrew Brown to be honoured at the TAGIE Awards

Flair founder and his Atlantic Ocean-crossing son to pick up 2012 Hassenfeld Family Humanitarian Award.
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The founder of Flair, Peter Brown, and his son Andrew - who last year rowed across the Atlantic Ocean for charity - are to be the recipients of the 2012 Hassenfeld Family Humanitarian Award at this year's Toy and Game Inventor of the Year accolades.

The award will be presented to the duo at the 5th Annual TAGIE Awards gala, which will take place at Chicago's Field Museum on November 16th.

The awards take place the night before the Chicago Toy & Game Fair, which runs on November 17th and 18th.

"It is a great and unexpected honour to be recognised at the TAGIE Awards alongside so many of my dearest colleagues and friends," said Peter Brown, who has also held roles with Tomy, Hasbro, K'Nex and Learning Curve throughout his toy industry career.

"I have been incredibly fortunate to work in an industry that provides endless opportunities for creative and remarkable discoveries. I am particularly delighted to share the stage with my son, who reminds me every day how remarkable the younger generation is."

Mary Couzin, president and CEO of Chicago Toy and Game Group, added: "Peter Brown's presence is a primary factor in how successful the toy and game industry is today across international borders. His integrity and fellowship to inventors all over the world has inspired designers and brands for decades."

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