RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.– January 31, 2012: Local children who attend the New Orleans Youth Education Town (YET) were all smiles as they received new computers from Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), for their technology room. In celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII, the NFL and Lenovo, the official computer sponsor of the NFL, teamed up to surprise the local YET with this technology upgrade.
Lenovo’s computer donation replaced the outdated workstations in the YET center’s computer lab, and provided new machines for the staff to automate paper processes, track student activities and increase productivity.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled and appreciative to have Lenovo donate the much needed hardware upgrade for the kids of the New Orleans YET,” said Darrell Guy, Sr., New Orleans YET director. This generous donation will help our YET team to enhance our children’s experience during their time spent here, as we continue to provide a safe place for children to learn and grow.”
On their Lenovo All-In-One Desktop computers, the children who might not have PCs at home or access to the internet, will now be able to do homework, research various topics for their school projects and broaden their horizons.
“It was a privilege to see first-hand how the New Orleans YET initiative is truly making a positive impact in the community. Lenovo is delighted to provide the technology tools to help the YET program continue helping local youth and guiding them to reach their full potential,” said David Rabin, executive director Marketing, Lenovo.
In addition to the technology donation, the children of the New Orleans YET were treated to a special USA Football clinic where they learned about the fundamentals of flag football alongside NFL players.
This special event included appearances from New Orleans Saints players Nich Eason, Akiem Hicks, Cameron Jordan and Michael Lewis; St. Louis Rams player Rodger Saffold; and former NFL players Tyrone Hughes and Clarence Verdin.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the world’s second-largest PC vendor, is a $US30 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile Internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile Internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
About Youth Education Town New Orleans
The Youth Education Town (YET) New Orleans is an educational and recreation center that is committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the lives of underserved youth in New Orleans. The YET initiative was established as a legacy gift following Super Bowl XXXI, which was played in New Orleans. Its mission is to inspire and enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.