Macworld and Aspyr Media to Co-Host Bowling Event for Needy San Francisco School; Macintosh Industry Teams Donate Thousands in Cash, Equipment and Training

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 21, 2000–Macworld and Aspyr Media today announced the first annual Mac Bowl, a Macintosh industry event to support a San Francisco public school. For a minimum $1,500 donation (in cash or equipment,) companies have the opportunity to enter their team for a night of bowling, food and refreshments. In addition to Macworld and Aspyr Media, major supporters include Microsoft, MacSoft, NexTag, IDG World Expo, and Power Logics.


Mac Bowl will be held at the Yerba Buena Bowling Center in San Francisco on Thursday, January 11, 2001, during the week of Macworld Conference and Expo. After a review process that began with the Board of Education, it was determined that the proceeds would be donated to Starr King Elementary School, located on Carolina Street in San Francisco.

"We are thrilled to have our school chosen to receive this generous assistance," said Jonetta Leek, Principal of Starr King Elementary. "To put our children on a level playing field, they need to have access to the latest technology. Only then can the children of Starr King compete academically and in the professional world."

"Through the generous support of our participants, we plan on starting a program where underprivileged, at-risk students will have access to the latest and best technology has to offer," stated Steve Plevin, Publisher of Macworld magazine. "Twice a year, the Macintosh community convenes at Macworld Expo to

promote the collective growth and success of our marketplace. This community benefits tremendously from the education segment, and now, it is their turn to

benefit from us."

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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.