SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale-based software and interactive media firm, Jawa, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Suns & Stars Gala on March 11, an annual fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting Phoenix Suns Charities. Jawa's charitable contribution will assist Phoenix Suns Charities in its mission to assist the needs of Arizona children and their families in the areas of education, health, the arts, sports, recreation and rehabilitation. Since its inception, Phoenix Suns Charities has donated more than ten million dollars to worthy Arizona organizations.
Jawa's support of Phoenix Suns Charities is part of its 'Jawa Gives' philanthropy program which allows employees to nominate charities to receive a donation from Jawa. Suns Charities was nominated by a staff member who, in addition to being a dedicated Suns fan, has admired the Suns charity work and the team's mission to improve the quality of life in our community.
"Phoenix Suns Charities is impactful as it donates more than one million dollars a year to charities here in Arizona. As a Scottsdale-based company, Jawa strives to support organizations making a difference in our community, which makes Suns Charities a perfect 'Jawa Gives' recipient. I'm looking forward to this year's Suns & Stars Gala and excited about Jawa's sponsorship," said Jawa CEO, Jason Hope.
Phoenix Suns Charities joins a fantastic group of organizations that have received donations through 'Jawa Gives.' Most recently, Jawa has donated to the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Phoenix, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, Phoenix Zoo, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Desert Mountain States Chapter, Donor Network of Arizona and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
Founded in 2005, Jawa develops software and media solutions enabling people to stay connected to information, entertainment, and communities while on the go. Jawa is a privately held company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information on Jawa, visit http://www.jawa.com.