NetScout Sponsors Taste of Fresh Lifelines for Youth for the Third Year to Support Juvenile Justice Reform
Date: Wednesday July 1, 2015
NetScout, the San Francisco 49ers and Other Bay Area Businesses Join a Fundraising Event in Support of Fresh Lifelines for Youth
SAN JOSE, CA. – July 1, 2015 – NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a market leader in service assurance solutions, today announced that we once again teamed up with Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) to support FLY’s mission of preventing juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, leadership training, and one-on-one mentoring.
NetScout was a “Thrive” sponsor for the third year in a row at FLY’s recent fundraising event, Taste of FLY. NetScout employees and customers at the event found inspiration as FLY youth shared their personal and inspiring journeys, and FLY Founder and Chief Executive Officer Christa Gannon shared her vision, as well as recognized a few amazing volunteers. The evening started with a cooking demonstration by a local celebrity chef, featured participation from several former San Francisco 49ers, and ended with a live auction featuring original artwork created by FLY youth, which created an opportunity to support critical FLY needs. This tasty event celebrated FLY’s youth, their accomplishments, their promise, and the bright future that awaits them.
“This is such an impactful program that pulls together our company, our customers, and our community to all get involved and support FLY’s vision that disadvantaged youth can transform from juvenile delinquents into positive community leaders. FLY’s unique programs and outcome-driven approach connect so well with not only our company’s philanthropic philosophy and focus, but also our history of innovation,” said Stuart Lee, director of sales at NetScout and FLY board member. Azar Khansari Silver, also a FLY board member and corporate counsel at NetScout, added, “For less than 1/10 the cost of confinement, FLY works with youth to help prevent further juvenile crime and incarceration. FLY believes that all youth deserve to be more than their past mistakes, and their unique approach in working with at-risk youth has proven to be a recipe for success.”
“NetScout’s support has helped enable FLY to grow and serve more youth in the Bay Area. We are currently in the process of expanding our programs into Alameda and San Francisco counties in the coming year, and we are so grateful that NetScout is an important part of our FLY family of supporters that is so critical in helping us get there,” stated Christa Gannon, founder and chief executive officer of FLY.
About Fresh Lifelines for Youth
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award winning non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence, crime and incarceration of teens. Through FLY’s unique and powerful combination of programs — legal education, leadership training, and one-on-one mentoring —youth get off probation, engaged in school, and back on track with their lives. Each year, FLY helps more than 2,000 youth who are part of the juvenile justice system or are “at-risk” of entering the system to develop important life skills like empathy, problem solving and anger management in order to gain an understanding and respect for a legal system that previously only seemed punitive. FLY youth are also connected with positive adult role models whose support and guidance help them realize their potential and set goals for their future. For more information about FLY, visit www.flyprogram.org.
About NetScout Systems, Inc.
NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) is the market leader in service assurance solutions that enable enterprise and service provider organizations to assure the quality of the user experience for business and mobile services. NetScout technology helps these organizations proactively manage service delivery and identify emerging performance problems, helping to quickly resolve issues that cause business disruptions or negatively impact users of information technology. Visit www.netscout.com.
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