Colorado Company Supports Local Charities With 5K

Second Annual ReadyTalk Race for Charities to Support Work Options for Women and Young Philanthropist Foundation

Jun 21, 2010, 10:00 ET from ReadyTalk

DENVER, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ReadyTalk, a leader in integrated audio and web conferencing services, today announced  the Second Annual Race for Charities, a 5K run/walk event to support local non-profit organizations. The Race for Charities is on Saturday, August 7 at 9:30 a.m. at City Park and is open to all registrants (and their four-legged friends).

"At ReadyTalk, community involvement, volunteerism and philanthropic activities are key components of our company culture," said Scott King, vice president of sales and marketing for ReadyTalk. "The Race for Charities is a way to raise greater visibility and community involvement for two organizations in our community."

The Race for Charities was started last year in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of volunteerism through local business and community involvement.  Last year's event raised nearly $10,000 for two local charities and this year ReadyTalk hopes to exceed that amount.  

The beneficiaries for the event are two Denver-based non-profit organizations: Work Options for Women (WOW) and Young Philanthropist Foundation. WOW provides "hands-on" culinary training to homeless and unemployed women and helps them become employed in the food service industry, while Young Philanthropist Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging youth in philanthropy by creating opportunities for kids and families to give back to their communities.

"ReadyTalk employees have strong ties to these two organizations, having spent time volunteering and participating in programs with both organizations," said King "Our employees are passionate about supporting and connecting with local organizations. The race gives them an opportunity to share this enthusiasm with friends, family and the Denver community."

To encourage internal support of local non-profit organizations, every ReadyTalk employee receives 20 hours of paid volunteer hours per year to volunteer with an organization of his/her choice.  Additionally, the company supports employees' philanthropic efforts by matching individual donations dollar-for-dollar up to $500 annually.

At the conclusion of the race, participants, spectators and their families are invited to celebrate with refreshments and entertainment.  Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of the Men's and Women's age brackets and to the winner of the team competition.  All participants will be automatically entered into a post-race drawing that will feature prizes; including memorabilia signed by Denver Nuggets superstar, Nene, premier restaurant gift certificates, and much more.

To learn more about ReadyTalk and the upcoming Race for Charities, please visit www.readytalk.com/race, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, @readytalk.

About ReadyTalk

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Denver, Colo., ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that empower customers to successfully conduct audio and web conferences of all sizes – from ad hoc meetings to large webinars.  ReadyTalk combines ease of use with sophisticated marketing tools to increase audience engagement, event ROI and meeting productivity. Unlike other services, ReadyTalk gives customers a full suite of tools for training, collaboration, webinars and more. You'll always have access to the right features when you need them, no need to upgrade to another product. Please call toll free 800.843.9166 or visit www.readytalk.com for more information.

For more information:

CONTACT: Melanie Rendleman

PHONE:   (303) 209-1622

EMAIL: MRendleman@ReadyTalk.com



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