From a Spartans press release: BAE Systems will sponsor the Spartans 50th anniversary celebration in 2005, and will be cheering for them on July 2 for their "Bugler's Holiday" performance in Nashua, N.H. "Our company is a longtime supporter of this extraordinary group of young people and the reason for our support is clear: Like our BAE Systems, the Spartans have also contributed to the social fabric of New Hampshire's local communities for half a century. Even more, what the Spartans do on the field is very much akin to the kind of spirit, dedication and work ethic we attempt to instill in the employees of our high technology company," said Galen Ho, president of information and electronic warfare systems for
BAE Systems. "The Spartans draw together a diverse group of young people from surrounding communities, from across our country, and even in some instances from other countries. The Spartans engage in exercises that require and build teamwork, artistry, skill, timing, music, and choreography -- and result in first-class competition with peer groups from across the United States.," Ho said. "So we're sponsoring the Spartans this year, not just from a sense of philanthropy, but also because what these young people accomplish with each performance is an image of what we in the business world seek to also accomplish in our industry," Ho said.