Macworld and Aspyr Media Co-Host 2nd Annual Bowling Event for Needy San Francisco School

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 4, 2002 – Macworld and Aspyr Media have announced the second annual Mac Bowl, a Macintosh industry event to support a San Francisco public school. For a $1,500 donation (in cash or equipment,) companies are sponsoring a team for an entertaining night of bowling. In addition to Macworld and Aspyr Media, supporters include Microsoft, MacSoft, ATI, Nvidia, GraphSims, Bold, MacPlay, Softline Distribution, Mac Home Journal and Power On Software.


Mac Bowl will be held at the Yerba Buena Bowling Center in San Francisco on Thursday, January 10, 2002, during the week of Macworld Conference and Expo.

The proceeds will be donated to Sheridan Elementary School, located on Capitol Avenue in San Francisco. The office of San Francisco¹s Unified School District worked with the organizers to select this school from among the most needy in the city.

"Through the generosity of the MacBowl participants, we are able to bring some of the latest technology to a group of San Francisco¹s underprivileged kids," stated Steve Plevin, Publisher of Macworld magazine. "The Macintosh community benefits tremendously from the education segment, and we¹re pleased to be able to return something to them."

About Mac Publishing LLC

Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world¹s leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches over 2 million influencers of computer purchases*, while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of 2 million unique visitors.

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*SOURCE: Intelliquest CIMS v 8.0v

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and CIO global product lines. (, IDG¹s Technology Directory, covers the world¹s largest network of technology-specific Web sites, comprised of more than 300 IDG sites in 70 countries. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo¹s Macworld Conference & Expo. Research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at

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.