|[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 www.NetCracker360.com.
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
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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
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