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About The Computer Olympics

The Computer Olympics was established to improve the academically performance of young students by encouraging them to utilize the 150 educational programs installed on the computers BDD provides to their schools. By using the software daily in preparation for the Computer Olympic competition students are improving their skills in reading, writing, math, geography, keyboarding and other areas of knowledge.

The Computer Olympics is a free event that attracts 400 plus Kids ages 2-12 who attend summer programs at schools, childcare centers, after-school programs and youth centers throughout the city that have computer labs provided by Bridging the Digital Divide Inc. The kids compete on computers in 14 educational categories. Such as math, spelling, keyboarding, flag identification, and memory tests. The winners of each event are awarded gold, sliver, and bronze medals. Each gold medalist wins a refurbished computer with 300 programs installed. All kids who participate receive T-shirts plus lunch and snacks.

The Computer Olympics was the ideal of the ROWDY Foundation presidents Ricky Winslow and Bridging the Digital Divides technical director Johnny Molock. Ricky is a retired NBA player who started the ROWDY Foundation immediately after his playing days were over. Ricky was also a member of the University of Houston¡¦s basketball team known as ¡§Phi Slamma Jama¡¨ that also included Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. Johnny is an IT professional who has personally installed over 300 computer labs in CDC¡¦s and schools throughout the Houston area. Johnny also attended UH (University of Hawaii) but returned to the mainland and received his degrees from Texas Southern University. Ricky and Johnny have known each other for over twenty five years competing against each other in pickup games on the University of Houston¡¦s Campus. Twenty years later Ricky and Johnny join the same team in an effort too eradicate illiteracy & improve computer skills among children.


For More about Ricky Winslow and the ROWDY Foundation: www.rowdyfoundation.org

For More about Johnny Molock and His Organization ¡§Bridging the Digital Divide¡¨: http://www.bddhouston.org/


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