— CommVault Partners with Microsoft and Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Players and Wives to Host Fundraiser in Support of Local Power Wheelchair Floor Hockey Team —
CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) — OCEANPORT, NJ — March 9, 2010
- CommVault is partnering with Microsoft to sponsor the latest CommVault Hockey Helping Kids event, which is scheduled today at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The contest will take place prior to the National Hockey League game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders.
- The event includes a special exhibition game featuring CommVault's hockey team, followed by a private reception and dinner hosted by CommVault andMicrosoft at the Lexus Club in the Wachovia Center. CommVault also is working with the "Flyers' Wives" to hold a series of raffles and a live auction for a variety of prizes, including autographed jerseys and other equipment donated by the Flyers hockey team.
- This latest fundraiser sponsored by CommVault and Microsoft will benefit thePhiladelphia PowerPlay, a power wheelchair floor hockey team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The team, which is open to people 13 years of age and older who are power wheelchair users, is designed to provide a quality, well-organized recreational and social program within the community.
- Founded in 2001, the CommVault Hockey Team and Hockey Helping Kids program represent an innovative community relations effort, which has united the company's customers and key partners over the years in raising much-needed funds for under-privileged families with children as well as children with various disabilities.
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Company-wide Support for Community Relations
- Since its inception, CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program has increased awareness and financial support for children's organizations in need. Previous beneficiaries have included Ronald McDonald House, the FDNY 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund, Madison Square Garden's Garden of Dreams Foundation, Cammi Granato's Golden Dreams for Children Foundation, The Chicago Tomahawks, Savannah's Organic Ranch, The Social Communications Center for Autism Assistance and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
- Typically, more than 20 CommVault employees participate in the Hockey Helping Kids events, which are held nationwide throughout the year. Several Microsoft employees are joining long-time employees and veteran hockey players from CommVault as the team faces off against an opposing team, which includes CommVault customers and players selected from an eBay auction. The proceeds of the team auction also will support the Philadelphia PowerPlay.
From Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist – Windows Product & Microsoft Partnership for CommVault and Captain of the CommVault Hockey Helping Kids team:
- "We're looking forward to another fun-filled event that brings together our employees, customers and community partners to support an extremely worthy cause. As a long-time employee and member of the CommVault hockey team, I am grateful that CommVault understands the importance of giving back to the community, which enables us to broaden the national reach of the Hockey Helping Kids program and continue to enrich the lives of children everywhere."
From Karl Dittman, Principal Business Development Manager at Microsoft:
- "Microsoft is pleased to join the CommVault Hockey team once again in striving to increase support of nonprofit programs and charities that benefit children. We applaud CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program, which has been instrumental in supporting a variety of excellent nonprofit organizations for nearly a decade."
From Patrick Hilferty, Founder and Manager of the Philadelphia PowerPlay:
- "The Philadelphia PowerPlay is very appreciative of CommVault's efforts to ensure that people who use power wheelchairs in their daily lives also have an opportunity to participate in competitive, athletic experiences, regardless of their abilities. Through CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program, we will be able to reinforce our many programs within the community."
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