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Old 03-30-2004, 04:46 PM
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HostRocket Provides More Than $20,000 In Support For Local Robotics Group


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CLIFTON PARK, NY March 30, 2004-- HostRocket.Com, Inc. [http://www.hostrocket.com] recently provided more than $20,000 in support for "Team 20, The Rocketeers", the Shenendehowa High School [Clifton Park, NY] team participating in the 2004 US FIRST Robotics competition.

The US FIRST Robotics competition [http://www.usfirst.org] is an exciting, multinational event in which high school teams work with industry mentors and compete to solve a complex engineering problem. Participants must use a wide variety of problem-solving skills and work together to achieve a common goal. Professionals in the industry who volunteer significant amounts of their time to serve as mentors to participants play a key role in the success of the program. In addition to gaining an incredible amount of experience and knowledge, participants also compete for scholarships.

Brendan Brader and John Reyes, HostRocket co-founders, are both 1999 graduates of Shenendehowa High School who actively participated in the program in 1997, 1998, and 1999. US FIRST states that participating in the competition is a "life-changing, career-molding experience". That statement has certainly proven true for both Brader and Reyes who together founded web hosting company HostRocket shortly after graduation. Since inception in 1999, HostRocket has hosted approximately 45,000 sites from its private facility in Clifton Park, NY. In today's market, the success created is truly an astonishing accomplishment.

"US FIRST gave us invaluable experience, and I'm sure that we gained skills which later helped us both in more ways than I can describe," stated Brendan Brader, HostRocket Chief Executive Officer. Recently as the two young tycoons were reflecting on their past, they realized that the US FIRST program could likely give others the experience needed to reach their future goals as well. The two also agreed that it is especially important to support such programs in these days of budget cuts. HostRocket strives to give back to its community by providing support to worthy organizations and groups, and in this case US FIRST was simply the perfect group to work with.

A monetary contribution of $20,000 was made to the Shenendehowa High School team, "The Rocketeers", participating in the contest. Additionally, both Brader and Reyes are serving as mentors helping current students and participants in whatever ways possible. "By working with US FIRST, we hope to keep local youth involved in a positive program and encourage them to pursue careers in technology," said Timothy Dick, HostRocket Business Development Manager.

Today, it's apparent that HostRocket, Shenendehowa High School, and US FIRST are truly a winning team.

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About HostRocket.Com, Inc.:

HostRocket.Com, Inc. is a proven leader providing shared, dedicated, and semi-dedicated hosting solutions based in Clifton Park, NY. Since it was founded in 1999, HostRocket has changed the industry by offering high-quality services at prices that underscore value.

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Last edited by Timothy; 03-30-2004 at 04:51 PM.
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