SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NetScout® Systems, Inc., today announced that for the sixth consecutive year, the company will participate in the annual Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada Celebrity Winterfest, March 1-3, 2013 on the slopes of Lake Tahoe’s Diamond Peak. NetScout employees from San Jose, Calif., and Westford, Mass., eagerly return to Winterfest as defending champion, and will join celebrities, members of Corporate America and Special Olympics athletes for a fun-filled weekend. Proceeds from the events provide much-needed funding for more than 18,800 intellectually disabled athletes across Nevada and Northern California who rely on the generous donations from the community to receive free sports training and competition throughout the year.
“We’re looking forward to getting back out there and defending our title, but regardless of the outcome, I know we will leave Winterfest inspired.”
Community members and Special Olympics supporters are invited to join in the festivities and events throughout the weekend, beginning on Friday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. PST with the “Let the Games Begin” reception hosted by NetScout at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Incline Village, Nev. Information on the festivities can be found at www.CelebrityWinterfest.com.
Celebrities currently confirmed for Celebrity Winterfest include: Mike Buie (Next 3 Days, Mystery, Alaska), Juliette Goodrich (KPIX, CBS 5-San Francisco), Brian Krause (Charmed), Rick Ravanello (Weeds, Lincoln Heights), John Sasaki, (KTVU, FOX 2-San Francisco), and John Vogel (The Mix Masters).
“I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with Special Olympics for more than 10 years. To see what these athletes can accomplish, and how this event forms lifelong bonds that span across the country for our employees, truly makes me proud that NetScout continues to support Special Olympics,” said Ken Boyd, chief information officer and senior vice president, services at NetScout. Boyd also serves as a board member for Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada. “We’re looking forward to getting back out there and defending our title, but regardless of the outcome, I know we will leave Winterfest inspired.”
About Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada
Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada provides a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 18,800 athletes compete in 173 competitions throughout the regions in 12 sports. This requires the extraordinary support and time of 17,600 volunteers and volunteer coaches. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Northern California, visit www.SONC.org and visit www.SONV.org for Nevada.
About NetScout Systems, Inc.
NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) is the market leader in application and network performance management solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to assure the quality of the user experience for business and mobile services. Used by 93 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 148 service providers worldwide, NetScout’s technology helps these organizations proactively manage service delivery and identify emerging performance problems to quickly resolve issues that cause business disruptions or negatively impact users of information technology. For more information about NetScout, visit www.netscout.com.