MacBowl 2006 Raises Over $27,000 for At-Risk School

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OWC press releases and product images can be found at /NewsRoom/ WOODSTOCK, IL (January 24, 2006) Industry leader Other World Computing (OWC)led the charge to support education and the challenged at-risk community in San Francisco in the annual MacBowl fundraiser administered in conjunction with the Macworld Conference & Expo.

Over $27,000 in cash and equipment was raised to benefit San Francisco’s Marshall Elementary School during the 2006 MacBowl, co-hosted by Macworld Magazine and Aspyr Media on January 12, 2006.

“Other World Computing is dedicated to ensuring a better tomorrow, not just through technological developments but equally through our commitment to bettering the community,” said CEO Larry O’Connor.  “We applaud Macworld Magazine and Aspyr Media, and are honored to continue to be able to be a part of strengthening the education system.”

Marshall Elementary School serves an at-risk community and was selected as the beneficiary of the fundraiser through the cooperation of San Francisco Unified School District Office.  The school stresses a strong emphasis on science, math, and literacy.

Over the previous five years, San Francisco schools have received nearly $95,000 in financial support and high-end Macintosh computers, software, and peripherals from the annual MacBowl fundraiser. 

Funds and equipment raised through the MacBowl event allow under-privileged and at-risk students to received training and access to the latest and best technologies  

“Giving children access to the latest technologies that they would not otherwise be exposed to not only enriches their lives today, it opens up career opportunities for them in the future,” said O’Connor.

The 2006 MacBowl fundraiser took place at the Yerba Bowling Center, San Francisco, and featured participation and sponsorship by leading companies in the technology field.

About Other World Computing Other World Computing ( has been providing quality hardware products and support to the Macintosh universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company operates the popular Web site, which features one of the largest online catalogs of enhancement products; including OWC’s own Mercury acceleration and FireWire product lines. OWC is an Apple Certified Developer and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The company also owns and operates, a national Internet Service Provider designed specifically for Macintosh users, as well as OWC.Net, an ISP that provides Internet access, design and hosting solutions in the greater Chicago area. Other World Computing ranks as the largest technology services employer in McHenry County according to the McHenry County Business Journal.

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