Feb. 14, 2013
CommVault's hockey team has hit the ice for its 11
season, raising much-needed awareness and funds for a number of children's organizations and charities nationwide. For more than a decade,
CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids
program has brought together CommVault customers, partners, employees and their families for highly competitive hockey games, dinners and fundraisers, often held in conjunction with National Hockey League (NHL) contests.
This year's game roster is the largest to date with five more events planned; four will be featured at NHL games, and one will coincide with the NCAA Division-I Hockey East Championship game. The
first game of the season
took place at an American Hockey League (AHL) game in
Cedar Park, TX.
Platinum sponsors, including Microsoft Corp. and ShopRite Supermarkets, support each event, which includes a "JV" game, featuring customers and partners squaring off against one another, followed by a "varsity" game in which CommVault employees face off against formidable opponents. This year's varsity team opponents include
, former NHL Stanley Cup champion, current members of the
Women's National Hockey team, and former
Women's Olympic team gold medalists.
The 2013 season schedule includes the following games:
- Thursday, March 7 th—Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY (precedes NHL Rangers/Islanders game)
- Tuesday, March 12 th—Pepsi Center, Denver (precedes NHL Oilers/Avalanche game)
- Thursday & Friday, March 21-22, Boston Garden (NCAA Hockey East Championship)
- Tuesday, April 16 th – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (precedes NHL Rangers/Flyers game)
- Tuesday, April 23 rd – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN (precedes NHL Kings/Wild game)
Since its inception, CommVault's Hockey Helping Kids program has raised more than
by increasing awareness for the missions of the children's charities supported by the program. Charities that will benefit from this season's play include the Autism Society of
; Philadelphia PowerPlay, a power wheelchair floor hockey team;
Athletics; the Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks; Front Range Hippotherapy, a group dedicated to assisting developmentally disabled children; Hendrickson Foundation, a group dedicated to providing hockey opportunities to disabled children; and the Autism Society of
Approximately 100 CommVault employees, from all parts of the organization, collaborate each season to volunteer for this exciting program and to provide support for the target charities, in partnership with the program's sponsors.