IDG’s Macworld and Aspyr Media Co-Host Bowling Event to Benefit San Francisco Public School

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 3, 2003 – IDG's Macworld magazine and Aspyr Media have announced the third annual Mac Bowl, a Macintosh industry event to support a select San Francisco public school. For a $1,500 donation in cash or equipment, companies sponsor a team for an entertaining night of bowling. In addition to Macworld and Aspyr Media, supporters include Microsoft, ATI Technologies, Inc., Destineer, Synthetik Software, Aladdin Systems and MacPlay.


Mac Bowl will be held at the Yerba Buena Bowling Center in San Francisco on Thursday, January 9, 2003, during the week of Macworld Conference & Expo. Proceeds will benefit Charles Drew Elementary School, located on Pomona Ave in the Bayview District of San Francisco. The office of San Francisco's Unified School District worked with the organizers to select Charles Drew from among the most technology-deficient schools in the area.

"Computers and equipment donated to [Charles] Drew ES will be used to provide better school-wide access to the computer environment," stated Elisa P. Julao, the Lab facilitator of Charles Dew Elementary regarding the plans for the upgrade. "Each student's time…will be increased and the additional diagnostic information on their progress will help make the educational experience more fruitful."

Last year MacBowl's beneficiary, Sheridan Elementary School, received $20,000 in high-end Mac computers, software and peripherals through the generous support of MacBowl's participants. These sponsors made possible not only the realization of the fundraising goal, but also the establishment of a program where under-privileged, at-risk students will receive advanced computer training and access to the latest and best technologies.

About Mac Publishing LLC

Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world's leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches over 1.7 million influencers of computer purchases*, while the Mac Publishing Web presence average over 2 million unique visitors. Mac Publishing sites include: and Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

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About Aspyr Media, Inc.

Based in Austin, Texas, Aspyr Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of Macintosh interactive entertainment software, committed to offering high-quality interactive entertainment products and service, with a smile, to Mac gamers worldwide.