Overbrook High School Scores New Computers Through Touchdowns for Technology Program
PHILADELPHIA, PA, 05/09/2003 -- Lockheed Martin donated 35 computers to Overbrook High School today as part of the Lockheed Martin Touchdowns for Technology program. Through the program, Lockheed Martin donates one computer to an area school each time Merrill Reese announces a touchdown on Eagles Radio 94WYSP. The 35 computers donated to Overbrook represent half of the touchdowns scored by the Eagles during the 2002 season. An additional 35 computers, representing the remaining Eagles touchdowns, will be donated to the Camden School District.
The Lockheed Martin Touchdowns for Technology program was developed in cooperation with Eagles Radio and Philadelphia Cares, and today's presentation before a group of more than 1,000 Overbrook students featured Eagles players A.J. Feeley and Todd Pinkston, the Eagles cheerleaders, Swoop, the team mascot, and Lockheed Martin and school district representatives.
Lockheed Martin's Network of Volunteer Associates (NOVA), an organization of more than 2,000 employees committed to community service, delivered the computers and will help with their installation, substantially increasing Overbrook's computer resources.
Lockheed Martin and its NOVA volunteers are proud to participate in Touchdowns for Technology, said Tracy Carter Dougherty, chairperson of NOVA's Delaware Valley chapter. We believe strongly in giving back to our communities and in connecting students with the technology and resources that will help them grow into tomorrow's leaders.
The Touchdowns for Technology initiative developed out of a growing awareness of the technology needs of under-resourced schools in the area.
Lockheed Martin has made a long-term investment in the future of our students and for that we thank them, said Paul Vallas, chief executive officer of the Philadelphia School District. This support allows our students to not only explore new technology and to become better prepared for continuing in their education but it reminds them that their community, school, and their future successes are important to everyone in and outside the district.
Management & Data Systems, headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has been a leader in systems integration, systems engineering, software development and program management in support of vital national systems for more than 32 years. M&DS is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation with approximately 8,300 employees at facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Virginia and Maryland.