PHOENIX, Ariz. -- VTech Communications, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd. SEHK: 303; London S: VTH; ADR: VTKHY), one of the largest suppliers of corded and cordless phones in North America, announced the “Under Par to Above Par” program to benefit non-profit organization Step Up Women’s Network. Announced at this week's Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Safeway International Tournament, VTech's program features donations to Step Up based on the tournament play of sponsored LPGA golfers, Marcy Hart, Christina Kim, Kim Saiki and Alena Sharp.
Through the "Under Par to Above Par" program, VTech will donate one cordless phone for each birdie made by the VTech LPGA team to Step Up, for use in its mission to provide tools and resources to help brighten the future for young women. For every eagle, VTech will donate two phones and for a hole-in-one, 20 phones. At the end of the season, VTech will present a $10,000 donation to Step Up, on behalf of the player that has ‘earned’ the most phones for the organization.
“VTech has been a part of Step Up Network for a few years, but now we're accelerating our service to the organization on behalf of our LPGA team,” said Tom Bacon, Sr. Director, Marketing, VTech Communications. “These four women are great role models – they work hard to be successful and are committed to excellence. We want their success on the course to make a difference for this great organization, because VTech is committed to driving women's empowerment programs.”
In past years, VTech has sponsored Step Up’s gala events and donated phones for Step Up seminars and events, including the Fitness and Nutrition Wrap Party, the Teen Film Class and the Professional Development Mentorship Wrap Party. Integral to the organization's community service delivery is Step Up's network of dedicated volunteers, and VTech phones have been given to volunteers in appreciation of their work on behalf of the organization.
“Step Up is proud to have a partner like VTech to support our efforts to provide women and girls with impactful programs,” said Danielle Carrig, Executive Director, Step Up Women’s Network. “VTech’s donations have helped more than 4,000 women and girls connect for professional development, mentorship and social networking.”
About Step Up Women’s Network
Step Up Women’s Network is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. Through hands-on community service, mentoring and fundraising for women’s health and critical issues, Step Up educates and activates its membership to ensure that women and girls have the tools they need to create a better future. Step Up has more than 4,000 members and a network of over 40,000 supporters nationwide, with chapters in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. For more information please visit: www.stepupwomensnetwork.org.
VTech is the one of the world’s largest suppliers of corded and cordless telephones and a leading supplier of electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, the Group’s mission is to be the most cost-effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality consumer electronics products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.
For further information on VTech and its array of products, please visit www.vtechphones.com.