tw telecom Charity Invitational Raises $420,000 for SungateKids - Golf tournament and event supports SungateKids' mission to aid child abuse victims and their families

- Seventy-six local and national companies lend support

LITTLETON, Colo., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a Douglas County-based national provider of voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses in Colorado and across the U.S., today announced the 2013 tw telecom Charity Invitational golf tournament raised $420,000 to benefit SungateKids. SungateKids is a Denver area-based non-profit children's advocacy center for victims of child abuse and their families. 100% of the proceeds go directly to SungateKids.

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"The generosity of tw telecom, its employees and vendor partners is overwhelming," said Diana Goldberg, Executive Director for SungateKids. "This tournament has grown into an incredible awareness and funding event to support and help victims of child abuse.  More than 1,500 local victims will directly benefit from the support of this year's event."   

Seventy-six companies and 176 golfers participated in the 2013 tw telecom Charity Invitational that was held Aug. 19th at The Country Club at Castle Pines in northern Douglas County. This annual event raises awareness and helps fund the mission and work of SungateKids.  Over the years, tw telecom and its partners have raised $3.5 million for SungateKids through this tournament and other events.  

"SungateKids provides tremendous support and resources to the child victims of abuse and their families," said Larissa Herda, Chairman, CEO and President of tw telecom.  "They are a very important charity and provide great service to our community. We are honored to host this golf event to help them and we thank our vendors and partners for their time, their hearts and their funds to support this great charity event."

SungateKids is a national leader in providing forensic interviews to child victims of crime. Victims of abuse are interviewed by trained forensic interviewers in a safe environment. SungateKids is accredited by the National Children's Alliance and provides support services to victims and their families. The interviews conducted at SungateKids are instrumental in prosecuting perpetrators of abuse.

About SungateKids
SungateKids, a 501c3 organization, based in Denver, is a national leader in providing forensic interviews and support for child victims of crime and abuse. SungateKids' nationally recognized forensic interviewers provide families with hope and healing and are trained experts in the art and science of interviewing children. These experts help children safely reveal the truth about a crime.  Last year, SungateKids' forensic interviewers conducted more than 700 interviews and provided ancillary services and ongoing support to more than 1,000 children and their non-offending family members. For more information, visit www.sungatekids.org

About tw telecom inc.
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

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