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Trend Micro Sponsors Training for Winter Olympic Hopefuls
Dec 19, 2013 (12:12 PM EST)
DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a pioneer in security software and solutions, today announced its support of aspiring Olympians for the upcoming 2014 winter games. The company is sponsoring 12 skiers with Flying Ace Productions, a team of handpicked, world champion athletes from all over the country, as they prepare for the upcoming games in Sochi, Russia.
A contribution of $1,000 has been provided to each skier to help fund training efforts. If selected to represent the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics, up to two skiers will receive an additional $10,000 each. Trend Micro will also supply security software protection for each of the athletes' computers and mobile devices.
"We are proud to sponsor these ambitious athletes as they strive to reach their goals and further their training while representing our country," said Dan Woodward, vice president, global marketing, Trend Micro. "It is our hope that this commitment will play a role in helping them qualify for the 2014 Olympics. We believe these competitors exemplify the meaning of hard work and dedication, and feel they should be rewarded for their continued discipline to hone their skills while cultivating teamwork."
Trend Micro will contribute to the following athletes who will compete in events such as freestyle skiing, freeskiing and snowboarding. Athletes include: Scotty Bahrke, Tahoe City, Calif.; Nevin Brown, Streetsboro, Ohio; Tommy Coe, Stafford, Va.; Austin Cummings, Heber, Utah; Andre Dumas, Park City, Utah; Dylan Ferguson, Amesbury, Mass.; Nick Fuca, Park City, Utah; Tim Gage, Park City, Utah; Allison Lee, Manchester, Conn.; Kiley McKinnon, Madison, Conn.; Mike Rossi, Long Valley, N.J.; and McRae Williams, Park City, Utah.
"We appreciate Trend Micro's commitment to our team as they pursue their dream to become the best they can be," said Fuzz Feddersen, CEO, Flying Ace Productions. "Many of our athletes are in the final stages of training before the snow flies, so Trend Micro's generosity is a welcomed gift. Each participant is excited for the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season which includes the Olympics in Sochi, and have worked tirelessly to push their limits. This additional support reassures them that our country is behind them and that they are a true inspiration to us all."
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