HostRocket and ViaTalk Contributions Total More Than $60,000 For Student Organization

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HostRocket.Com, Inc. has contributed $20,000 in cash to the 2006 FIRST Robotics team at Shenendehowa High School bringing total cash contributions to the student organization since 2004 to $60,000.

For the third year in a year, HostRocket.Com, Inc has stepped up to the plate and sponsored the US FIRST robotics team at Shenendehowa High School with a $20,000 cash donation. Since 2004, the company has contributed more than $60,000 in cash to the organization. In additional to the cash contributions, many HostRocket and ViaTalk employees have devoted countless hours of time to serving as mentors for the program throughout all three seasons.

Company executives Brendan Brader and John Reyes are especially involved in the program. The two participated in the program years ago when attending Shenendehowa High School before graduating in the class of 1999 and founding HostRocket. For that reason, they both have a special connection to the program and deeply understand the immense benefits that students can realize from participation.

“HostRocket and ViaTalk are both incredibly fortunate to have been blessed with the massive levels of success that we have been. For that reason, we are proud to give back to our community and serve as good corporate citizens of the Capital Region,” commented Timothy Dick, HostRocket and ViaTalk Vice President of Operations.

To learn more about US FIRST, visit the FIRST website at To learn more about "Team 20, The Rocketeers", visit the team website at In addition to US FIRST, the companies support numerous other local organizations and causes and HostRocket is also a platinum sponsor of the Capital Communications Cares foundation which is a non-profit organization in Upstate New York which provides support for educational endeavors, community enrichment and children's causes.

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