CommVault's Hockey Team Hits the Ice for Its 10th Season to Benefit Children's Charities Nationwide
—Innovative Community Relations Program Pairs CommVault, Microsoft and Dell in Face-Off with Top U.S. Women's Hockey Team for Charity Fundraisers in Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Denver—
CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) — OCEANPORT, NJ — October 18, 2011
Since 2001, CommVault has assembled a team of ice hockey players and employees for special exhibition games and fundraisers to raise awareness and much-needed support for children's organizations around the country. For the past decade, CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program has brought together CommVault customers, partners, celebrities, employees and their families for highly entertaining competitive hockey games, dinners and auctions held in conjunction with National Hockey League (NHL) contests.
- CommVault is commemorating the 10th anniversary of its highly regarded Hockey Helping Kids program with a three-game series against U.S Women's National & Olympic team members and the top U.S. Women's hockey team, the Minnesota Whitecaps. As the Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL) champions for the second consecutive season, the Whitecaps are poised to play the CommVault team at the following venues:
- Thursday, October 27th—Xcel Center, Minneapolis
- Thursday, January 19th—Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
- Thursday, March 1st—Pepsi Center, Denver
- CommVault is teaming with strategic industry partners, including Microsoft andDell, to host private receptions and dinners following each special exhibition game and preceding NHL games at the respective arenas.
- This latest round of fundraisers will raise support for the following charities:
- Anyone interested in attending, sponsoring or donating to any of this season's fundraising recipients, should contact CommVault by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CommVault Community Relations Scores Significant Support for Children
- Since its inception, CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program has raised more than $330,000 in funds to aid thousands of children by raising awareness and much-needed support across a broad spectrum of areas.
- Previous program beneficiaries have included Cammi Granato's Golden Dreams for Children Foundation, the Chicago Tomahawks, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, FDNY 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund, Ronald McDonald House,Madison Square Garden's Garden of Dreams Foundation, Morgan Autism Center,Savannah's Organic Ranch and the Social Communications Center for Autism Assistance.
- Nearly 100 CommVault employees from all parts of the organization—finance, engineering, sales, marketing, customer service, technical support and product development—collaborate each season to execute an exciting program while maximizing support for the target charities. CommVault also continues to play a pivotal role in soliciting support from industry leaders, such as Microsoft and Dell.
- Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist, Windows Products & Microsoft Partnership for CommVault:
"When we started the Hockey Helping Kids program 10 years ago, we couldn't anticipate the level of grassroots support that has made it possible for us to make such a positive difference in the lives of children in need. Each year, we meet hundreds of customers, partners and families who want to join our efforts in giving back to the community. We are again looking forward to raising yet more funds this year for some extremely worthwhile causes, while entertaining everyone with some exciting, competitive hockey."
- Jeff Lear, Director of Managed ISVs at Microsoft:
"Once again Microsoft is pleased to join with CommVault to increase the awareness of supporting nonprofit programs and charities that benefit today's youth in building their opportunities for a better tomorrow. We continue to applaud CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program, which has had a significant impact on a variety of excellent nonprofit organizations working with youth over many years."
- Kristie Minkoff, Business Manager, Minnesota Whitecaps:
"One of the goals of the Minnesota Whitecaps is to make an impact in the community by giving back and providing positive role models on and off the ice. CommVault shares this goal and has teamed up with some of the best women hockey players in the country to provide a unique opportunity for these women to showcase their hockey skills for a good cause."
- Pat Hilferty, Manager, Philadelphia PowerPlay:
"Since the beginning of our relationship with CommVault in 2009, the company has supported our power wheelchair hockey team, Philadelphia PowerPlay. CommVault's friendship and caring, not to mention the company's help in our fundraising efforts, shows the commitment CommVault continues to bring to all of our communities. We look forward to this year's Hockey Helping Kids event, which I'm sure will be a rousing success!"
- Lisa Kennedy, director for the Autism Society of Minnesota:
"AuSM is thankful that CommVault and its hockey team is reaching out and assisting us in our efforts to support people living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The donations we receive from CommVault and its partners are greatly appreciated and the company's creative way of including AuSM and some of our members make this wonderful event stand out. We're excited to be partnering with CommVault again this fall."
- Alana Blahoski, U.S. Olympic Gold Medal-winning hockey player:
"The people at CommVault have found a way to make giving back to the community the most fun possible by combining their love of ice hockey with their need for charitable contribution. Every event gives both the participant and the recipient of their efforts much happiness and much needed financial help. I am proud to be a part of the CommVault team."
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