SOURCE: IP5280

July 17, 2008 10:55 ET

IP5280 Communications Announces Third Annual 'Climbing for Kids' to Raise Funds for the Children's Hospital

Additional Sponsors Help IP5280 Reach New Summit of Fundraising

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - IP5280 Communications, Colorado's business VoIP specialists, announced today it has signed multiple corporate sponsors for the company's "3rd Annual Climbing for Kids," a fundraiser in which proceeds benefit The Children's Hospital Foundation of Colorado to purchase books, art supplies and toys to help treat children with mental health issues. IP5280 executives will lead a climb to the top of 14,060-foot Mt. Bierstadt on Thursday, Aug. 7. IP5280 has already raised more than $10,000 in pledged donations and is currently accepting additional sponsors and donations.

The following sponsors have donated to "Climbing for Kids" at the Ascent-Level:

--  UMB Financial Corporation - UMB is a multi-bank holding company
    headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., offering complete banking, asset
    management, health spending solutions and related financial services to
    both individual and business customers nationwide.
    
--  Denver Magazine - As Denver's new luxury lifestyle publication, Denver
    Magazine features articles on Denver cuisine, fashion, sports and much
    more.
    
--  Copper Conferencing - Copper Conferencing is a leading provider of
    group communications through webinars and audio conferencing services.
    
--  Edgewater Networks, Inc. - Edgewater is a company that develops
    products that ensure the secure and reliable delivery of IP-based voice and
    video for service providers and enterprises.
    
--  New Global Telecom - NGT is the largest provider of wholesale hosted
    and trunk-based VoIP solutions in the United States.
    
--  Polycom - Polycom delivers end-to-end, rich media collaborative
    applications for voice, video, data and the Web and is a leading provider
    of HD Voice technology.
    
--  Rocky Mountain Medical Group - RMMG is a Denver-area company that
    provides occupational health care.
    
--  StratStaff - StratStaff is a Denver-based company specializing in
    recruiting sales personnel for businesses nationwide.
    
--  Helm Surgical Systems - Helm Surgical Systems is a direct distributor
    for Arthrex orthopedic products in the states of Colorado and Wyoming.
    

Peak Planning Group and Metro-E Networks of Englewood, Colo., have also joined as Climbing-Level Sponsors.

"IP5280's 'Climbing for Kids' event is an outstanding way to promote community participation and demonstrates how small to medium-sized businesses can make a difference in the Colorado community," said John Scarborough, Co-Founder and Managing Partner for IP5280. "More than 30 employees from IP5280 along with dozens of friends and customers will put foot to path to climb Mt. Bierstadt. For many, this will be their first fourteener. Our partnership with our sponsors is an alignment of Colorado companies with similar philosophies of providing exemplary services."

"We're proud to support The Children's Hospital of Colorado as well as the team at IP5280," said John Mastro, Vice President of UMB Bank Colorado. "'Climbing For Kids' is a fun event for a great cause."

A Summit-Level sponsorship of $5,000 is still available, which offers website exposure and special placement of the company's logo on custom-made "Climbing for Kids" shirts. Individuals can also join the hike as a Climbing-Level Sponsor for $50 and receive an invitation to post-hike festivities.

Michael Ledwitz, Publisher and CEO of Denver Magazine, explains, "As Denver's premier lifestyle magazine, we love supporting 'Climbing For Kids' because it matches our mission of representing stories and photos about Colorado's good life, from fashion to food to the places to see that surround Denver. We're excited to bring our entire staff for a day up one of Colorado's highest peaks. "

For more information or to sponsor the climb, phone 303-800-0016 or visit www.IP5280.com.

To watch the fun and action of last year's climb, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id7uozE7F-Y.

About IP5280

IP5280 is Colorado's VoIP Company, a Denver-based, next generation global IP communications provider specializing in VoIP and converged IP voice and data services, with hundreds of business customers in the Rocky Mountain region and across the world. IP5280 provides businesses the most advanced IP solutions to meet a variety of voice, data and IP networking needs. IP5280 has been named a finalist in the "2008 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado."

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