SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2017 — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter hosted its 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Kickball Classic in Sunnyvale at Twin Creeks Sports Complex on June 8, 2017. Silicon Valley companies came out to fight for the title of Kickball Classic Champions, and more importantly, to join the fight against cancer by contributing over $80,000.
The Silicon Valley Kickball Classic is a corporate event where companies signup as a team to compete in the tournament. In addition to playing kickball, there are additional perks such as a beer garden, DJ, and yard games all designed for a fun and engaging day. The Kickball Classic is a great opportunity for companies to engage in corporate social responsibility while also promoting networking, teambuilding, and strengthening relationships with co-workers outside of the office.
This year was especially inspiring due to the incredible support of the Silicon Valley corporate community. Teams included Adobe, CBRE, CLUBWAKA, GlobalLogic, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Lexus Stevens Creek, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, San Jose Earthquakes, SignalFire, Signifyd, Silicon Valley Bank, Twistlock, and Vanguard Software Corporation. After a day of fierce, friendly competition, CBRE won the title of, “2017 Silicon Valley Kickball Classic Champions”.
Returning as Founding and Presenting Sponsor was Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Through LLS’s long-standing partnership with SVB, together both organizations have been able to create a unique event that continues to engage the corporate community and encourages charitable giving.
“The LLS Kickball Classic is a fantastic opportunity for companies, including SVB’ers to come together outside of work while supporting a great cause and giving back to the community. SVB is extremely proud to be a part of such an amazing event!” said Chase Clymer, Associate at Silicon Valley Bank.
“We are thankful to be a part of a community where so many companies see the value in supporting causes like The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. With the support of these corporations, LLS can continue to invest in research that is making a significant impact in the fight against cancer” said Courtney Karnes, Executive Director of the Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter.
LLS is the world’s leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers and ensuring that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. Through events like the Silicon Valley Kickball Classic, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies. The funds raised are used for:
- Research to advance targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives
- Blood cancer information, education and support for patients
- Policies that ensure patients have access to blood cancer treatments
The Silicon Valley Kickball Classic was captured by Rook Productions Media and a glimpse into the day can be seen here: video.
To learn more about the Silicon Valley Kickball Classic visit: bit.ly/svkickballclassic
For additional ways to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the Silicon Valley & Monterey Area visit: https://www.lls.org/silicon-valley-monterey-bay-area
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org.
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SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter