Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) will defend its championship surfing title and raise funds for cancer research this Sunday, August 10, at the Fourth Annual UCSD Cancer Center Luau and Longboard Invitational at Scripps Beach in La Jolla.
"With our two year winning streak on the line, we have a lot of pride at stake, but no matter what happens on Sunday, the real winners will be the people who will benefit from the cancer research that will be funded from the proceeds of this event," said Dan Sullivan, senior vice president for Human Resources at Qualcomm.
Qualcomm is a top level sponsor of the event which attracts a wide range of media, elected officials, scientists, physicians and business representatives from San Diego's leading communications and bio-tech industries.
Qualcomm is fielding a team comprised of Pat Connor, Ty Aberle, Doug Jones and Todd Sutton, who are engineers at the company. The Qualcomm team will also be joined by local photo journalist Margo Schwab and professional surfing legend, L.J. Richards.
Qualcomm has also donated the use of one of its QCP-800™ Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) handsets which will be used for live phone-in media interviews from the event.
Qualcomm has long been an active corporate partner in a variety of community events and charities including its recent sponsorship of the Qualcomm Kids program at Qualcomm Stadium for home games with the San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
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