CommVault's 'Hockey Helping Kids' Program Skates Into 11th Season With Expanded Roster Of Special Exhibition Games & Fundraisers Innovative Community Relations Program Pairs CommVault, Microsoft and ShopRite Supermarkets to Support Fundraisers in Austin, Boston, New York, Denver, Philadelphia & St. Paul
OCEANPORT, N.J., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT)– CommVault's hockey team has hit the ice for its 11th season, raising much-needed awareness and funds for a number of children's organizations and charities nationwide. For more than a decade, CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program has brought together CommVault customers, partners, employees and their families for highly competitive hockey games, dinners and fundraisers, often held in conjunction with National Hockey League (NHL) contests.
This year's game roster is the largest to date with five more events planned; four will be featured at NHL games, and one will coincide with the NCAA Division-I Hockey East Championship game. The first game of the season took place at an American Hockey League (AHL) game in Cedar Park, TX. Platinum sponsors, including Microsoft Corp. and ShopRite Supermarkets, support each event, which includes a "JV" game, featuring customers and partners squaring off against one another, followed by a "varsity" game in which CommVault employees face off against formidable opponents. This year's varsity team opponents include Brian Leetch, former NHL Stanley Cup champion, current members of the USA Women's National Hockey team, and former USA Women's Olympic team gold medalists.
The 2013 season schedule includes the following games:
- Thursday, March 7th—Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY (precedes NHL Rangers/Islanders game)
- Tuesday, March 12th—Pepsi Center, Denver (precedes NHL Oilers/Avalanche game)
- Thursday & Friday, March 21-22, Boston Garden (NCAA Hockey East Championship)
- Tuesday, April 16th – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (precedes NHL Rangers/Flyers game)
- Tuesday, April 23rd – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN (precedes NHL Kings/Wild game)
Since its inception, CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program has raised more than $400,000 by increasing awareness for the missions of the children's charities supported by the program. Charities that will benefit from this season's play include the Autism Society of Greater Austin; Philadelphia PowerPlay, a power wheelchair floor hockey team; Temple University Athletics; the Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks; Front Range Hippotherapy, a group dedicated to assisting developmentally disabled children; Hendrickson Foundation, a group dedicated to providing hockey opportunities to disabled children; and the Autism Society of Minnesota.
Approximately 100 CommVault employees, from all parts of the organization, collaborate each season to volunteer for this exciting program and to provide support for the target charities, in partnership with the program's sponsors.
- Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist, Windows Products & Microsoft Partnership for CommVault:
"Our 11th season of Hockey Helping Kids promises to be the most exciting with the largest roster of exhibitions and fundraisers nationwide. We are thrilled to work with our platinum sponsors and partners in the NHL to extend our schedule and raise more funds for extremely worthwhile children's causes across the nation."
- Dewey Forrester, Senior Director, Microsoft:
"Microsoft is pleased to join CommVault in supporting nonprofit programs and charities that benefit today's youth. We applaud CommVault's 'Hockey Helping Kids' program and recognize the impact it has had on a variety of nonprofit youth organizations throughout the past 11 years."
- Tony Sukanick, Client Development Executive, Philadelphia Flyers:
"The Flyers are both thrilled and honored to partner with CommVault in their Hockey Helping Kids program to assist so many deserving children's charities."
- Ann Hart, President, Autism Society of Greater Austin:
"The Autism Society of Greater Austin is incredibly grateful to be selected as a beneficiary of CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids Program this year. It is always refreshing when a company volunteers time, resources and effort to help us help families dealing with autism in their daily lives. Thank you so much for including us as one of your beneficiaries of this fun and worthwhile program."
- Christine Krsnik, Executive Board Member (daughter of founder Larry Hendrickson) Hendrickson Foundation:
"As a relatively young organization that is focused on helping disabled children, adults and veterans to play hockey, the Hendrickson Foundation, in partnership with Minnesota Hockey, is honored to have been selected as a recipient of CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids fundraising efforts. CommVault's generosity goes a long way to help us reach hundreds of disabled children who need our help to develop friendships, confidence, goals and values as part of a team where they are accepted and encouraged to shine."
- Christie Godowski, Executive Director, Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks:
"CommVault is an incredible partner and supporter of the Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks, and we are extremely grateful for this exciting opportunity to raise awareness and critical funding for autism research and family services."
- Colleen Coyne, U.S. Olympic Gold Medal-winning Hockey player:
"The people at CommVault have found a way to make giving back to the community as much fun as possible by combining their love of ice hockey with their desire to support worthy children's nonprofits. Every event gives both the participant and the recipient of their efforts much happiness and much-needed financial assistance. I am proud to be part of the CommVault team."
- Roger J. Muller, Jr., President, Muller Insurance:
"Muller Insurance is proud to partner with CommVault and the Hockey Helping Kids program once again. This continues to be a fantastic way to help local charities while raising awareness. It's one of our highlights every year."
- Nico Sumas, VP of Operations, ShopRite Village Supermarkets:
"ShopRite is proud once again to partner with CommVault as we assist local children's charities. The CommVault Hockey Helping Kids program is a wonderful way to reach out to children and their families in various communities."
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