Microsoft is kicking off the grand opening by giving the Orange County community a chance to vote for local non-profit organizations to receive up to $1,000,000 in software grants! The community can vote for either two of the following organizations:
- Help Girls Incorporated of Orange County provide year-round tween programs for girls in 7th, 8th and 9th grades and inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
- Support efforts of Project Tomorrow, one of the nation’s leading education non-profits, ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.
You can vote for these wonderful organizations on the “local giving” section of the Microsoft Store Facebook Page.
The schedule for the grand opening on March 24th is as follows:
9:30 am – 10:00 am – Grand Opening Ceremony Join Microsoft COO Kevin Turner for a ribbon cutting ceremony where he will present more than $1 million in software grants to local organizations, based on how members of the local community voted on the Microsoft Store Facebook page.
10:00 am – Doors open! Join Microsoft for a full day of celebration. There will be gift bags with lots of freebies inside. You can also take advantage of great deals on PCs, Windows Phone 7, Xbox releases, and more.
Celebration Continues – Saturday, March 26, 2011
2:00 pm – Selena Gomez, actress of Disney’s Emmy Award Winning Wizards of Waverly Place and Platinum recording artist, will help celebrate the Microsoft Store opening with a special performance Come to the Grand Opening Ceremonies early to receive a gift bag and complimentary tickets to a special performance Saturday, March 26, by Selena Gomez. The first 150 people in line will receive two premier viewing tickets to the performance plus get an opportunity to meet Selena and receive an autograph after the show. The next 800 people in line will receive two premier viewing tickets to the performance. Additional general admission tickets will be given out while supplies last.
Hope to see you there! And don’t forget to vote on the worthy non-profit of your choice here.
FTC Disclaimer: AYMB was not compensated by Microsoft for this post.