June 11, 2008 08:00 ET

NETSEA Announces Grand Slam Event on July 11 for Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids Charity

Event to Feature Boston Red Sox Star Kevin Youkilis and Raise Money for Children's Charities and Medical Research Efforts in New England

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - NETSEA, the New England Technology Sales, Marketing and Business Development Executives Association, announced a special fundraising event, "Networking With Youk," Friday, July 11, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Boston Marriott in Newton, Mass. to benefit the Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids Charity.

The event, which will be limited to 200 NETSEA members, affiliates, and invited guests, will feature a keynote address by Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox. Affectionately known as "Youk" by fans across Red Sox Nation, Kevin was a 2007 Gold Glove winner and now holds the all-time record for consecutive games at first base without committing an error. He will talk about what it takes to make it to the major leagues, life as a Red Sox, and why he thinks it's important for successful people to give back to the community.

"Kevin Youkilis epitomizes what it takes to succeed at the highest level of any profession," said Lauren Kelley, board chairman and president of NETSEA. "His grit, dedication, and constant effort have enabled him to live his dream. His journey to the majors, and routines to thrive there, will be inspirational for our sales, marketing and business development professionals in attendance."

NETSEA will donate $25,000 to the Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids -- a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in a child's life by channeling the time, energy, passion, and financial support of the greater community. Corporate sponsors of the NETSEA event include General Catalyst, a Cambridge-based venture capital firm. A few additional sponsorship opportunities are available for companies interested in supporting Kevin's charity and gaining visibility with NETSEA members.

Following the keynote address, attendees will be able to ask Kevin questions in a Q&A session, and also have a chance to win signed memorabilia.

Location and Registration Information

This NETSEA fundraising event will take place at the Boston Marriott Hotel in Newton, Mass., on Friday, July 11, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cost is $100 for registered NETSEA members and $200 for non-members wanting to attend (and join NETSEA for one year). Seats are limited and pre-registration is required and can be done online at

Media representatives are also encouraged to attend.

About Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids

Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids is a charitable organization founded by Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, dedicated to rallying local and corporate support for charities and organizations focused on the health and well-being of children. Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids teams up with existing community-based children's charities and medical research programs in New England, to help them raise money and awareness. These organizations include: Christopher's Haven, Italian Home for Children and Joslin Diabetes Center's Pediatric Health Services.

To learn more about Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids, or to make a donation, please visit


NETSEA is the premier association for technology executives in New England. The organization provides collaboration, networking, continuous learning and development for high-tech sales, marketing and business development executives in a peer group setting. NETSEA delivers a unique blend of business resources and personal support that helps to make the challenge of developing and growing a business both fulfilling and worthwhile. With more than 200 members, NETSEA can be found on the World Wide Web at

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