SOURCE: Plateau Systems

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February 28, 2011 09:00 ET

Plateau Partners With 'The Race to Win' to Support Communities In Schools

Summer 2011 Kickoff Date and Race Locations Announced

ARLINGTON, VA and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - The Race to Win tour will kick off from Austin, Texas on May 2, 2011 from Driveway Austin and conclude at the Plateau Headquarters in Arlington, VA on May 18. Other stops include San Diego, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Atlanta, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia. 

The Race to Win, the cross-country race to raise awareness and money for helping kids stay in school and achieve in life, has added talent management solutions provider Plateau Systems (www.plateau.com) as a Gold Sponsor. Plateau's chairman and CEO, Paul Sparta, also joins the Race to Win Patrons Circle as part of a select group of business and community leaders from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated a philanthropic commitment to improving our education system.

The cross-country motor sport event was launched by the Saxena Foundation (www.saxenafoundation.org) to raise money and awareness in support of the Communities In Schools (www.communitiesinschools.org) dropout prevention program. With a fundraising goal of $100,000, The Race to Win will take place in communities and race courses across the country during the summer of 2011. More information is available at www.theracetowin.org.

"We're proud to have Plateau associated with The Race to Win," said Paul Sparta, chairman and CEO of Plateau. "At Plateau, we're working with world-class organizations to help them optimize their employee talent and we recognize the critical role that youth education plays in developing the next generation of our workforce. Partnering with The Race to Win not only gives us a chance to support the incredibly worthy and important cause of childhood education and drop-out prevention, it does it in a fun and engaging way for everyone involved -- especially the kids."

With more states facing a severe budget crunch, schools are at a critical juncture and the need is greater to support nationwide initiatives like the dropout prevention program from organizations like Communities In Schools. Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.

"Too many American students are dropping out of schools and not acquiring the skills they need to succeed in this 21st century economy. We are delighted to have Plateau as our sponsor for The Race to Win and thankful for their support of Communities In Schools and their work around reducing our dropout rates and graduating college and career-ready students," Manoj Saxena, the founder of the event. 

"We're grateful to Plateau Systems and to The Race to Win for joining our community of caring adults helping young people stay in school and achieve in life. Thanks to your efforts, more young people will graduate from high school and become the employees, innovators and leaders of tomorrow," said Bill Milliken, Founder and Vice Chairman of Communities In Schools.

For more information on Plateau, visit www.plateau.com. For additional information on The Race to Win, visit www.theracetowin.org.

About Plateau Systems
Plateau Systems is the industry's premier provider of enterprise-class SaaS talent management suites. Major global corporations and government agencies, including General Electric, the U.S. Air Force and Capital One Services are using Plateau's integrated talent management solutions to improve productivity and facilitate strategic workforce initiatives around learning, performance, compensation and career and succession management. Plateau is widely recognized throughout the industry for its commitment to customer satisfaction, forward-thinking vision and for consistently delivering best-in-class functionality. Founded in 1996, Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Va. and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Plateau, please visit www.plateau.com.

About The Race to Win
The Race to Win is a cross-country charity motorsports event to raise awareness and money for helping kids stay in school and achieve in life. Founded by tech entrepreneur and race car enthusiast, Manoj Saxena the goal of this combination endurance and track race event is to combine his passion for education and racing. 

Consisting of both an endurance race and track races, the event will involve a race-modified Porsche GT3 cup car being driven coast-to-coast and on some of America's best racetracks by Manoj and a co-driver. In the endurance portion, the car will be driven from race track to race track while respecting speed limits and without the benefit of support crews. Race track events will be time trials and competition is for fastest time on the track rather than wheel-to-wheel racing. The race will also make stops at four major cities where middle and high school children from the local Communities In Schools affiliate will participate in various events such as poster sessions and talks on the science of racing as well as a walkthrough and demonstration of the race car. For more information on The Race to Win, please visit www.theracetowin.com

About Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs. Working in more than 3,200 schools, in the most challenged communities, in 26 states, and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools serves nearly 1.4 million young people and their families every year. It has become the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, proven to increase graduation rates.

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