|By Marketwired .||
|December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST||
SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- Continuing to support its local communities, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor, has donated more than $18,000 worth of technology equipment to the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area (BGCSCA), located in San Clemente, Calif. In conjunction with Microsoft, Woodcrafters Intl. Inc. and Jeff Peters Memorial, the current computer room was completely transformed to a state-of-the-art digital learning lab to serve youth in South Orange County. A grand opening celebration was held at the Boys & Girls Club December 14 to unveil the new center.
A long-time supporter of the Boys & Girls Club, Ingram Micro provided new workstations, monitors, digital TV displays and printers to their technology center. The technology center provides students with access to curriculum that advances their computer literacy skills and also bridges the gap for kids who don't have access to a cell phone, computer or an Internet connection at home. Through the center, children also use the computers to communicate with their teachers, check their grades and assignments and write/print school reports. The Boys & Girls Club technology centers also have proprietary Microsoft software and Success Makers, a math and reading program to help the education staff to track the academic progress of the Boys & Girls Club members.
"Ingram Micro is a proud supporter of the organizations that serve our communities and we are very happy to be able to support the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area with this technology donation," said Justin Scopaz, vice president and general manager, Data Capture / Point-of-Sale and Physical Security business units, Ingram Micro North America and board member of BGCSCA. "Technology is integral to learning and this organization serves up to 300 children per day. They are making a huge impact on these kids' lives and we are happy to be able to support such a worthwhile organization."
"This project was inspired by our Club's 2012 vision of expanding our focus towards education," said Andy Brosche, program director/director of Operations for BGCSCA. "Thanks to Ingram Micro and all our supporters, we were able to come one step closer to that vision. Our equipment was very limited and most of it was more than 10 years old. Today, we now have a state-of-the-art digital learning lab. We are very grateful."
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
About Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area
The Club, founded in 1967, is a non-profit, privately-funded 501(c)3 organization and depends on private donations and volunteers to accomplish its mission to enable and inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Club annually serves some 1,800 youth and is open M-F from 2-8 pm. To make a donation or to volunteer, contact the Boys & Girls Club office at 949.492.0376 or visit the Web site at www.BeGreatSanClemente.org.
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