MSP Partners to Sponsor CompTIA Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic

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Support grows for event to benefit IT industry career opportunities program

We're pleased to welcome MSP Partners as a Double Eagle sponsor

The CompTIA Educational Foundation announced today that MSP Partners , which provides research and education to help solution providers stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing market for managed services, will serve as a "Double Eagle" lead sponsor for the Second Annual CompTIA Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic.

The CompTIA Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic is set for Monday, August 4, at Falcon's Fire Golf Club, one of the premier public golf courses in the greater Orlando area. The event will be held in conjunction with Breakaway, the annual conference for CompTIA members. Breakaway 2008 is set for August 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.

"We're pleased to welcome MSP Partners as a Double Eagle sponsor," said John Venator, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. "Their support of Creating Futures will enable us to expand the program reach to prepare more individuals for careers in the information technology industry."

Proceeds from the golf event will benefit Creating Futures, an initiative of the CompTIA Educational Foundation that is providing career opportunities to groups who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce, including veterans transitioning out of the military; individuals with disabilities; at-risk youth; and dislocated workers. More than 1,000 individuals have benefitted from the programs offered through the CompTIA Educational Foundation.

MSP Partners is an alliance formed by Cisco, Ingram Micro, Intel, Level Platforms and Microsoft and joined by more than 20 vendors to provide solution providers with a comprehensive source of managed services education. In less than one year MSP Partners has attracted over 2,000 members, who benefit from cohesive new market research, solution provider success stories, and collaborative vendor solutions, all demonstrating a path to success in managed services.

The Second Annual CompTIA Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic will be played at Falcon's Fire, an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by world-renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. It has been awarded four stars by Golf Digest Magazine in their annual "Places to Play" publication.

Professional golfer and analyst Gary McCord is scheduled to participate in the Second Annual Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic. The well known color analyst on CBS Sports' golf telecasts, McCord played on the PGA Tour from 1974 through 1998. McCord joined the Champions Tour in 1998, where he's earned over $4.5 million in winnings and won the 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic and the 1999 Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship.

About the CompTIA Educational Foundation
Established in 1998, the CompTIA Educational Foundation's mission is to develop qualified and productive entry level IT workers, with the hopes of eliminating the skill shortages within the industry. The Foundation receives support from individuals, industry leaders, companies and the government through contributions and grants. This support has helped more than 700 people to pursue careers in the IT industry. For more information, visit http://www.creatingfutures.us/.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, visit http://www.compti.org.

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Kara Kersh
CompTIA
Phone: 630-678-8464
Email: kkersh @ comptia.org

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