|[January 21, 2013]
Lenovo Inks Three-Year Carolina Hurricanes Sponsorship
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
As hockey fans across North Carolina anxiously await the first Carolina
Hurricanes home game this week, Lenovo
(HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY), is equally excited to renew and
extend its partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes for another three
years. Building on the Lenovo (News - Alert) brand, "For Those Who Do", a new benefit
of this local partnership will center on recognizing deserving community
leaders for the good things they do for communities across North
"The Carolina Hurricanes have been a valued Lenovo customer and we're
excited to now be working with their team to recognize those who are
doing good things and making North Carolina an even better place to
live, work and play," said Gerry Smith, senior vice president and
president North America, Lenovo.
As part of the sponsorship, Lenovo and the Hurricanes will co-sponsor
the Lenovo Community Champions program, a new initiative to shine the
spotlight on those who have given back to the community through service
or support of nonprofit organizations. Preference will be given to
nonprofit organiztions that focused on two specific areas: STEM
(science, technology, engineering and math) education for disadvantaged
K-12 youth; and military support.
Lenovo Community Champions will be recognized during 15 games throughout
the season. Each community champion will receive two tickets to a
Hurricanes game and be recognized on the video board during the event.
Lenovo Community Champions will receive tickets for seats located in the
exclusive newly-branded Lenovo Champions Club, also part of the new
In addition, the company will partner with the Hurricanes on
philanthropic and community events each season focused on making a
positive difference in the community.
"We are excited to kick off this renewed partnership with Lenovo," said
Jim Ballweg, vice president of Corporate Partnerships with the Carolina
Hurricanes. "We are committed to giving back to our community and
entertaining our fans, and this valuable partnership with Lenovo
supports our commitment to both."
Lenovo and the Carolina Hurricanes first came together as partners in
2010. The continued sponsorship will also provide many customer,
employee and partner-related opportunities. Additional activities
include opportunities for discount tickets for Lenovo employees and
branded signage in the arena.
Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: 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 (News - Alert) 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.
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