Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Americas Pledges Computers to New England Schools for Three Years Running

Woburn, MA  – September 8, 2009 – For the third year in a row, Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet security solutions that defend against computer viruses, spyware and all forms of malicious software, today announced the beginning of another season of  Touchdowns for Technology.  Partnering with 98.5 The Sports Hub, Kaspersky Lab pledges to donate computers to any K-12 school within the six New England states during the 2009-2010 football season. Throughout the past two seasons, Kaspersky Lab has donated a total of 117 computers to 14 deserving schools in New England.

 

  •          As part of “Touchdowns for Technology,” each week during New England’s regular football season one winner will be chosen at random and the school chosen by the winner will receive one computer for every touchdown New England scores during that game.   
  •           New for the 2009-2010 season, each winner will receive an autographed team jersey from Stephen Gostkowski, esteemed New England kicker, and three tickets to attend a special hands-on kicking clinic to be held in March 2010, hosted by Stephen!
  •          Students, parents, family members, school administrators, and anyone affiliated with a K-12 school in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont can enter the contest simply by visiting: www.touchdownsfortechnology.com. 

  •         Committed to improving local school systems, the "Touchdowns for Technology" program is in line with Kaspersky Lab’s mission to make the Internet safe for all and educate people about the threats that exist online.  

For more information and to register, visit: www.touchdownsfortechnology.com .

Quotes:

Steve Orenberg, President

Kaspersky Lab Americas

“Throughout the past two years we have been privileged to visit 14 local schools in New England and meet the deserving recipients of brand-new computers.  At Kaspersky Lab, we are passionate about giving back to our local community, and Touchdowns for Technology affords us the opportunity to give back by furthering technology in the classroom, promoting safe computing and cheering on our New England team!  Many schools in our own backyard are under-resourced and deserving of new computers and we hope everyone aligns themselves with a local school to take advantage of ’Touchdowns for Technology.’”

 

Cha-Chi Loprete, Marketing Director

98.5 The Sports Hub

“Another season of Patriots football is upon us, and once again we are pleased to work with Kaspersky Lab as part of its Touchdowns for Technology program.  We understand how important it is for students, teachers, parents and anyone affiliated with a local school to understand safe computing and commend Kaspersky Lab on the third year of its significant efforts with ‘Touchdowns for Technology.’”

 

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 250 million systems around the globe.  Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry's leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.viruslist.com/. For the most up-to-date world security news, visit http://www.threatpost.com/.

 

About 98.5 The Sports Hub

98.5 The Sports Hub is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 134 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WZLX-FM, WODS-FM, WBMX-FM, and WBZ-AM in Boston.

 

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