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Global tech company Red Hat awards $5K grant to Alley Oop Hoops


Alley Oop Hoops is excited to announce our first corporate sponsorship with Red Hat!

Red Hat has awarded Alley Oop Hoops with a gracious $5,000 contribution to our Chromebook Drive. This donation will allow us to supply no less than 45 more students in the Raleigh-Durham area with Chromebooks as virtual learning continues to exponentially impact students without adequate access to hardware. The entirety of the donation will go dollar-for-dollar to Chromebooks.

Known as an organization that consistently invests in its community, in a recent Red Hat Corporate Responsibility Report, Paul Cormier, President and CEO, had to say, “Red Hat culture is rooted in values designed to create better software and drive innovation. These values were born in open source communities, are reflected in our development model, and inform how we engage with the world around us. We recognize that collaborating this way is key to unlocking the potential of the communities where we live, work, and play. While Red Hat as a company, and the world as a whole, have experienced significant change this past year, we remain as committed as ever to open source, both as a technology and a philosophy. Our programs are driven by Red Hat’s unique, open approach—whether focused externally, like volunteer efforts and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; or internally, like aiming to enhance our associate experience and inclusive culture.”

Given Red Hat’s corporate and community focus on technology and STEM, we are incredibly pleased that Red Hat’s Community Relations team agreed with the critical role that access plays in achieving positive outcomes.

Special thanks to Ashley Shadoin for the introduction to this opportunity!


Alley Oop Hoops, Inc. is a mentoring program connecting youth to community advocates through our shared love of the game of basketball. Our mentors help student athletes reach their full potential on and off the court, with programs focused on leadership development, STEM education, entrepreneurship, career readiness, community engagement, and wellness, both physical and mental. ​The organization was founded in June 2020, as an approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 85-1483359. All contributions are tax deductible. Alley Oop Hoops loves partnering with local leaders similarly committed to the development of our future generations.


Red Hat, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux®, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. In 2019, Red Hat was acquired by IBM for US$34B, the largest software acquisition to date. The acquisition redefines the cloud market for business. Together, IBM and Red Hat will accelerate innovation by offering a next-generation hybrid multicloud platform.

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