NetScout Supports Special Olympics Celebrity Winterfest for Sixth Consecutive Year

  NetScout Supports Special Olympics Celebrity Winterfest for Sixth
  Consecutive Year

 Employees from California and Massachusetts Join Special Olympics Athletes,
 Celebrities and Sponsors for a Three-Day Celebration of Courage, Passion and
                              Triumphant Spirit

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- February 28, 2013

NetScout® Systems, Inc., today announced that for the sixth consecutive year,
the company will participate in the annual Special Olympics Northern
California & Nevada Celebrity Winterfest, March 1-3, 2013 on the slopes of
Lake Tahoe’s Diamond Peak. NetScout employees from San Jose, Calif., and
Westford, Mass., eagerly return to Winterfest as defending champion, and will
join celebrities, members of Corporate America and Special Olympics athletes
for a fun-filled weekend. Proceeds from the events provide much-needed funding
for more than 18,800 intellectually disabled athletes across Nevada and
Northern California who rely on the generous donations from the community to
receive free sports training and competition throughout the year.

Community members and Special Olympics supporters are invited to join in the
festivities and events throughout the weekend, beginning on Friday, March 1 at
7:00 p.m. PST with the “Let the Games Begin” reception hosted by NetScout at
the Hyatt Regency Resort in Incline Village, Nev. Information on the
festivities can be found at

Celebrities currently confirmed for Celebrity Winterfest include: Mike Buie
(Next 3 Days, Mystery, Alaska), Juliette Goodrich (KPIX, CBS 5-San Francisco),
Brian Krause (Charmed), Rick Ravanello (Weeds, Lincoln Heights), John Sasaki,
(KTVU, FOX 2-San Francisco), and John Vogel (The Mix Masters).

“I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with Special Olympics for more than
10 years. To see what these athletes can accomplish, and how this event forms
lifelong bonds that span across the country for our employees, truly makes me
proud that NetScout continues to support Special Olympics,” said Ken Boyd,
chief information officer and senior vice president, services at NetScout.
Boyd also serves as a board member for Special Olympics Northern California &
Nevada. “We’re looking forward to getting back out there and defending our
title, but regardless of the outcome, I know we will leave Winterfest

About Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada

Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada provides a free year-round
sports training and competition program for children and adults with
intellectual disabilities. More than 18,800 athletes compete in 173
competitions throughout the regions in 12 sports. This requires the
extraordinary support and time of 17,600 volunteers and volunteer coaches.
Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations,
corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics
Northern California, visit and visit for Nevada.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) is the market leader in application and
network performance management solutions that enable enterprises and service
providers to assure the quality of the user experience for business and mobile
services. Used by 93 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 148 service
providers worldwide, NetScout’s technology helps these organizations
proactively manage service delivery and identify emerging performance problems
to quickly resolve issues that cause business disruptions or negatively impact
users of information technology. For more information about NetScout, visit


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