Excellence Awards Raise $70K for Boys & Girls Clubs

The 7th Annual Excellence Awards raises $70,000 to support technology programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

In any given year, thousands of enterprise IT products and services are released. Determining those that are most compelling for evaluation—let alone for purchase—is a huge challenge among eWEEK readers, and its one that we hope the Excellence Awards program helps mitigate.

In some small but, we hope, meaningful way, the program also is designed to help mitigate the challenge of engaging underserved youth.

/zimages/4/28571.gifWho are our 2007 Excellence Awards winners? Find out here.

Since the dawn of the program, proceeds from the entry fees have been donated to organizations that use technology to help young people. For the past several years, we have chosen to donate program proceeds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, for use in programs that leverage technology.

This year is no exception. eWEEK is proud to announce that it is donating a total of $70,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs in areas that map to our companys offices across the country.

/zimages/4/28571.gifClick here to read more about how the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have put eWEEKs past donations to use.


As we did last year, we will also be making a donation to Boys & Girls Clubs in areas ravaged by—and still by no means fully recovered from—Hurricane Katrina.

In the past, the clubhouses have used the donations to, among other things, purchase new computers, fund the yearly salary of a technology teacher and teach kids to build and maintain Web sites—truly, technology driving growth.

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