SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego-based tech leader, Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) will celebrate its seventh consecutive year as presenting sponsor of the 32nd Annual San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 22. Since the event's inception in 1980, it has generated more than $5 million in proceeds that have been donated to the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Comprised of more than 150 dedicated scientists, the institute's research team is committed to developing, sharing, and applying scientific knowledge vital to the conservation of animals, plants, and habitats worldwide.
Once the San Diego Zoo closes its doors to the public on Saturday afternoon, attending guests will have a chance to take an exclusive stroll through the world-famous park while enjoying food and beverage tastings from more than 175 local vendors. With additional live music entertainment; a silent auction; animal meet-ups with Joan Embery, the Zoo's conservation ambassador; and rides on the Skyfari aerial tram, the celebration promises ticketholders admission to the wildest food and wine tasting event in San Diego.
"We love bringing the local community together year after year for the annual Food & Wine Celebration," said Mark Stuart, president of The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego at the San Diego Zoo. "Thanks to the support of our sponsors like Cymer, it's possible to hold a successful event that benefits such an important cause."
Cymer has chosen to support several important local causes, such as the San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration, based on the company's commitment to help cultivate the local communities in which its employees work and live. Headquartered in San Diego, Cymer has given more than $5 million since 2006 to support educational, environmental, civic, cultural, and health initiatives within the San Diego community.
"As a company, this is one of our favorite events of the year as it gives us the unique opportunity to be a champion for endangered species and their habitats, while enjoying one of San Diego's best settings," Cymer president and COO, Ed Brown said. "We're looking forward to joining our local community for an evening of entertainment and continuing our support of this invaluable research program."
Media interested in speaking or meeting with a spokesperson from the San Diego Zoo about the event, or a Cymer representative regarding its involvement, are encouraged to contact Taryn Unruh at 619-234-0345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About San Diego Zoo
The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats. The organization focuses on conservation and research work around the globe, educates millions of individuals a year about wildlife and maintains accredited horticultural, animal, library and photo collections. The Zoo also manages the 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo Safari Park (historically referred to as the Wild Animal Park), which includes a 900-acre native species reserve, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part by The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego.
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