By Jessica Kenney
Ipswitch volunteers helped the Boston Foundation’s CHAMPS (Coaches Helping Athletes through Mentoring and Positive Sports) program at the first “Cheers for CHAMPS” celebration. More than 2,000 kids and their coaches enjoyed a day at Fenway Park to celebrate the importance of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through sports. Kids played with big-league coaches and were interviewed by celebrities. It was a great success and a day of fun for both the kids and volunteers.
CHAMPS Boston provides funds for athletic equipment and maintenance of sports facilities. For more information visit the Boston Foundation.
To learn more about the day visit our iCare blog.
By Lauren Smith
Ipswitch, Inc. is pleased to announce that for the second straight year, it is the Elite Sponsor for the Annual Resolution Run to Kick Cancer 5k Road Race. The Resolution Run to Kick Cancer (RR2KC) is a Lexington-MA based non-profit organization and its mission is “to help those that are fighting cancer and their families and to promote healthy lifestyles in our community.”
As a result of Ipswitch, Inc.’s iCare program, in which five percent of company profits are donated to a variety of community programs, Ipswitch, Inc. is the proud Elite Sponsor of this event. About twenty members of the Ipswitch family are planning on attending – and some running – this year’s race. Members of the Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management Division that are attending will be able to count their hours towards the “Twenty4Twenty” community service program, in which members of the division must complete twenty hours of community service in 2012 in celebration of the company’s twentieth year.
To read the full press release about this event, click here.
To register online or learn more about this event, visit http://ResolutionRun2KickCancer.org
By Lauren Smith
Yesterday, September 12, 2011, Ipswitch, Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary. In celebration of this achievement, the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. launched a new community service program, “Twenty4Twenty.” The goal of this program is for every employee in the Network Management Division complete twenty hours of community service within the next twelve months.
To kickoff this program, several members of the Marketing Team and I volunteered yesterday in Boston at Room To Grow, an organization designed to build a strong foundation for babies in poverty. We spent the day helping out with Room to Grow’s “Seasonal Switch,” – the bi-annual process of organizing children’s clothes for the fall/winter season. It was a wonderful experience for all and we plan to go back and help out very soon!
Members of Ipswitch’s Network Management Division marketing group pause for a photo while helping out at Room to Grow’s Boston location with their “Seasonal Switch” as they organize children’s clothes for the fall/winter season.