SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jawa, a leading software and interactive media firm, has selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCGS) as this month's 'Jawa Gives' charity recipient, dedicating funds and in-kind support to the organization. Already, Jawa has committed to sponsorship opportunities for BGCGS including this month's Uncorked & Unplugged, a premier food and wine-tasting event at Desert Ridge Marketplace on October 17, and Halos & Handbags, a spring "fashionistas only" event on April 9, 2011 at Grayhawk Golf Club benefiting youth development programs within the Scottsdale organization.
In addition to cash donations, Jawa will be hosting a group of kids from the Virginia G. Piper Branch at its offices this November. The kids, ranging in age from 12 to 14, will have the opportunity to learn about computer programming and web design from a group of Jawa staffers via an interactive presentation. While there, they will also have a chance to check out Jawa's game room and challenge any available Jawa employees to a game of ping pong, pool or foosball.
"As a Scottsdale-based company, Jawa prides itself on being very involved in our community, especially when it comes to supporting local kids and their families. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has nine branches and 12 outreach sites in the greater Scottsdale area, catering to thousands of kids, which makes it the ideal organization to partner with. Jawa is proud to support their educational programs, giving kids the tools necessary to reach their full potential," said Jawa CEO, Jason Hope.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale joins a fantastic group of organizations that have received donations through 'Jawa Gives.' Most recently, Jawa has donated to the 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.
About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Since 1954, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has provided more than 100,000 Northeast Valley youth with a positive, supervised environment to explore the power of their potential. Today we serve 16,000 children and teens through the organization's nine branches and 12 outreach sites located in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Hualapai Indian Community and other Northeast Valley neighborhoods. The Club offers more than 100 youth development programs emphasizing five core areas: the arts; character & leadership development; education & career development; health & life skills; and sports, fitness & recreation. For more information visit www.bgcs.org.