RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes and Lenovo, global leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology, will host 15 teenage campers from the Autism Society of North Carolina's Camp Royall on Wednesday, August 8 at their Research Triangle Park campus.
Lenovo will host the campers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Campers will experience a virtual reality tour, visit Lenovo's Innovation Center and Product Lab, and learn about the inner workings of a computer before playing floor hockey with Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury.
The Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation funds programs and services that enhance the lives of kids, specifically underserved populations, in our community. During the 2017-18 season, the Kids 'N Community Foundation donated $495,000 in grant monies to 24 children's charities and youth hockey organizations in North Carolina, including the Autism Society of North Carolina. Since the establishment of the Foundation in 1997, more than $14.5 million in cash grants has been awarded to nonprofit organizations in our community.
Lenovo is a longtime supporter of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Kids 'N Community Foundation and numerous statewide educational initiatives. Lenovo is the title sponsor of the Carolina Hurricanes Alumni Game, which raises money for the Kids 'N Community Foundation to grant to local nonprofits, and has partnered with the Hurricanes on community events for Book Harvest (2017) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County (2016).
About the Kids 'N Community Foundation
The Kids 'N Community Foundation provides funding to children's nonprofits with a health or education focus throughout North Carolina. Since the Foundation's inception in 1997, more than $14.5 million has been donated through cash grants and in-kind support to youth-serving organizations. Annually, along with the Carolina Hurricanes, one million dollars in cash grants and in-kind donations is contributed as part of our collective impact. Together, the Hurricanes players, coaches, and entire organization take pride in being actively involved in our community and are committed to making a positive impact where we live, work, and play.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world's widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo's data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the different in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives. Visit us at http://www.lenovo.com/.