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NetCracker Sponsors U.S. Alpine Skier Andrew Kurka in 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
[March 06, 2014]

NetCracker Sponsors U.S. Alpine Skier Andrew Kurka in 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

NetCracker (News - Alert) Technology will sponsor alpine skier Andrew Kurka for the 2014 Paralympic games to be held in Sochi, Russia from March 7 to 16, 2014. NetCracker is Andrew Kurka's official seasonal sponsor and this will be his first opportunity to compete in the Paralympics.

"I am excited to have NetCracker's support," said Andrew Kurka. "They were there at the beginning of my career and have made my dreams and goals possible all the way to Sochi. My life's been a journey and NetCracker has helped to make that journey possible. I'm just hoping to represent them well and be an example to the world. I'm going to give it all I have; after all life's short - live it fast."

NetCracker's sponsorship of Andrew Kurka at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games is part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility Program that supports events, organizations, and individuals whose activities benefit a broad spectrum of causes, including health, human services, education, arts and culture, and the environment, with an emphasis on children, youth, and family programs.

"NetCracker is proud to support Andrew Kurka and are excited about his great opportunity to compete with the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Skiing Team in Sochi," said Joanna Larivee, Senior Director of Global Marketing at NetCracker. "We have the utmost respect for Paralympic athletes like Kurka who represent a commitment to excellence and show the determination necessary to solve problems an overcome great obstacles in the face of daunting challenges."

Andrew Kurka was a six-time Alaskan state champion in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. He suffered a severe spinal cord injury as a result of an accident, but two years later was on the slopes on a monoski. He has since achieved great success as a paralympic athlete, including his recent victory in the downhill event at the 2014 World Cup Panorama. Video of Kurka's skiing prowess can be seen at

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC (News - Alert) Corporation, is the proven partner for communications service providers and cable operators offering comprehensive, end-to-end solutions and delivery capabilities to optimize their enterprise. With its global reach, leading-edge technology, and unbroken track record of successful implementations, NetCracker helps eliminate operational and business silos and delivers real-time experience in an on-demand world. For more information, please visit

NetCracker is a registered trademark of NetCracker Technology Corp. All other company or product names mentioned in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at

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