Every Red Sox Hit in July Helping People with Down Syndrome

EchoStor already committed to donating $5,650 to MDSC as Sox return from All-Star Break

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| Source: Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress

BOSTON, July 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the month of July, every time the Red Sox get a hit, EchoStor Technologies is donating $50 to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, the premier resource for Down syndrome information, advocacy and networking in Massachusetts.

The Down syndrome community in Massachusetts has been fortunate that Red Sox bats started to come alive just as EchoStor's generous promotion got underway. Already this month, the Sox have garnered 113 hits, including a 16-hit, 11-run outpouring to launch the Sox into the All-Star break. In total, EchoStor has committed to $5,650.

EchoStor Technologies is a leading information technology provider of enterprise storage, virtualization, data management, and technical services. Their expertise includes enterprise storage architecture and high availability, virtualization and consolidation, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, business continuity and disaster recovery.

"The MDSC has a special place in our hearts," said EchoStor President Scott Trinque. "We are grateful to be able to give back to an organization that has had such a positive impact on individuals with Down syndrome." Mr. Trinque and his wife Gail have a 9-year-old child, Theo, who has Down syndrome. Scott serves on the MDSC Business Advisory Council, which is comprised of corporate leaders from a variety of industries dedicated to supporting the MDSC's mission of ensuring that all individuals with Down syndrome in Massachusetts are valued, included and given an opportunity to pursue fulfilling lives.

"This is an incredibly exciting partnership for the MDSC," said Executive Director Maureen Gallagher. "Scott and EchoStor's generosity can not be overstated. This campaign will bring in critical funds for MDSC programs and services, and raise awareness about our community." 

The MDSC offers a broad array of programs to serve people with Down syndrome and their families throughout the state, including: a signature Parent's First Call Program, a volunteer, state-wide group of trained parent mentors available 24/7 that is a national model; two major annual conferences that draw national and international experts in their fields; a Buddy Walk® Program that gives individuals, schools, community groups, and local businesses an opportunity to get involved in fundraising campaigns and events year-round; Self-Advocate Programs like Advocates in Motion and our Self-Advocate Advisory Council, which provide opportunities for teens and adults with Down syndrome while making empowerment a central component.

Thanks to EchoStor, the Red Sox aren't the only ones who win when the Sox gets on base – so do people with Down syndrome!

Joshua Komyerov, 781-221-0024