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04/29/2009 - Arbitech Promotes Healthy Living for Teens via Partnership with Sound Body Sound Mind


Irvine, CA – Arbitech, LLC, the nation's leading independent computer hardware distributor, shows support to their local community by contributing to Sound Body Sound Mind, a physical fitness program established to promote self-confidence and healthy lifestyle choices among high school students in the greater Los Angeles area.

Arbitech's charitable contribution allowed SBSM to provide state-of-the-art fitness equipment to Dodson Middle School, located in the LA area. Additionally, a small team of Arbitech employees painted and prepared the gym for the new equipment. Dodson Middle School is the first middle school to participate in the SBSM program as their initial focus was at the high school level.

“The Simon's have done a fantastic job creating a low overhead business model that helps thousands of children in an area where our society has been falling behind quite a bit,” said Arbitech's CEO, Torin Pavia.

Sound Body Sound Mind was established in 1999 by Cindy and Bill Simon. In partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Sound Body Sound Mind provides each participating school with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, funding for professional development and the necessary tools to monitor student progress at each facility.

pc clipart The first SBSM school is still actively and enthusiastically involved and the program has been introduced into an additional 50 schools over the years. Their vision is to become the premier youth fitness program in California, and to dramatically alter the physical fitness landscape of today's high school students.

At the time of its inception, less than 13% of ninth graders in the Los Angeles Unified School District were considered fit according to standards set by the state-mandated Fitnessgram test.

“We believe that with the support of Los Angeles Unified School District, participating schools, communities and families, students will achieve their fitness goals and build a high degree of self-confidence that will extend into all areas of their lives. Sound Body Sound Mind is the most exciting fitness program to be introduced at the high school level,” said Bill Simon.

About Arbitech


Arbitech, LLC, founded in August 2000, has achieved over a billion dollars in total sales. Arbitech is the nation's leading independent distributor of servers, storage, virtualization, networking and mobile solutions including IBM, HP, Cisco, Juniper, Sonicwall, VMWare, Kingston, Lenovo and other manufacturers. By offering creative, cost-effective solutions, Arbitech enables its reseller partners to win more business and earn additional profit margin. For more information please visit www.arbitech.com.

Media Contact:
Cynthia Powers
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cynthia.powers@arbitech.com

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