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Press Release Date 
Thursday, May 25, 2006
When Steve Young emceed the 2005 Tech Museum Awards Gala, he commented, "The Awards show the goodness of people and particularly the goodness of people using technology." This is why The Tech Museum of Innovation is pleased to announce Young will be returning as the 2006 Master of Ceremonies. The Tech Awards Gala will be held November 15 in San Jose. Tech Awards Senior Manager Amanda Reilly says the National Football League Hall of Fame legend "is not only captivating, he inspires the audience and Award recipients alike." The annual Tech Museum Awards recognize 25 innovators who are developing Technology Benefiting Humanity. The Laureates receive Awards in 5 categories: Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality and Health. Five of the Laureates will share a $250,000 cash prize. The 2006 Laureates will be selected from a field of 900 nominees from 98 countries. In addition to founding and chairing the Forever Young Foundation, Young is a member of The Tech Museum Board of Directors. In recent years, he has partnered with The Tech to raise funds through the Steve Young Bay Area Golf Classic. The Tech Museum Awards presenting sponsor is Santa Clara-based Applied Materials. Other partners and sponsors include: The Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University, American Council for The United Nations University, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank Institute, Intel, Accenture, Microsoft, Agilent Technologies Foundation, and The Swanson Foundation. About The Tech Museum: Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley, Calif., The Tech Museum of Innovation, a non-profit organization, engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. For more information, visit or call (408) 294-TECH. CONTACT: Judy Peterson The Tech Museum 408-795-6226