Foxhills Golf Club, Foxhills, Stonehill Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0EL
London, UK – 11 April 2013: Polycom Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced an inspirational Charity Golf event with humanitarian organisation Right To Play. The organisation’s mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities.
Polycom and Right To Play are seeking teams of golfers to take part in the event. The event, to be held at Foxhills Golf Club on 17th April, will generate donations for Right To Play.
Celebrity guests participating in the golf event will include:
- Darren Gough – Fast bowling legend and England’s highest one day international wicket taker.
- Mark Butcher – Former England opening batsman, with a memorable 173 not out innings in the 2001 Ashes.
- Nick Evans – Current Harlequins Fly half
- Mark Hunter – Team GB rower who raced to gold in Beijing 2008, and silver in London 2012.
Participants are asked for a minimum donation of £300 for a team of 3 or 4 golfers to enter the event (all proceeds go to Right To Play). Any additional donations can be made at http://www.justgiving.com/Polycomgolfday
Polycom Partnership with Right to Play
Polycom formed a philanthropic partnership with Right To Play in April 2012. As part of the partnership, Polycom is donating a variety of video solutions including Polycom® RealPresence® Room systems for Right To Play's headquarters and national offices, and Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile for remote staff members, local Coaches, and community-based volunteers. A key application of video implementation is to enable staff at Right To Play's Toronto headquarters and its regional offices to train Coaches and other community volunteers in countries such as Ghana, Ethiopia, China, Peru and Jordan. Though thousands of miles apart, they will be connected face-to-face with the life-like visual and audio clarity of Polycom video. The live video training sessions will teach in-country Coaches how to lead and implement Right To Play programmes in their communities. In addition to training more local Coaches, the video solution will help improve communications and collaboration between Right To Play staff members, and enable the organisation to handle complex conversations and issues across continents more swiftly through face-to-face discussion. Also, to give donors a better understanding of how they are helping the organisation, Right To Play will use Polycom’s mobile video application for virtual donor visits.
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
About Right To Play
Right To Play is a global organisation that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in more than 20 countries to build essential life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medallist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national offices in Canada, the Netherlands, Norway Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our programmes are facilitated by 590 international staff and nearly 12,000 volunteer Coaches.
Visit us at www.righttoplay.org.uk
Registered Charity Number: 1112404
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