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VTree LLC and Ernie Els Introduce ‘My Golf Game’

September 22, 2010

BENSALEM, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — VTree LLC and three-time Major champion Ernie Els proudly tee off and launch “My Golf Game” – a dynamic, interactive golf video game engineered specifically for golf enthusiasts of all ages and especially those with special needs.

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“The objective of ‘My Golf Game’ is to give millions of people with special needs the opportunity to play golf on a modern video game platform,” says Chuck Bergen, founder and president, VTree LLC. “The game can be played with touch screen, foot pedals, voice recognition and other adaptive, assistive technology devices, in addition to traditional devices like a mouse, keyboards, and Xbox 360(TM) game controllers.”

Current World #8 Ernie Els adds: “I am proud to be associated with ‘My Golf Game.’ As a parent of a child with autism it is great to see such a high quality game available to a wider group of gamers that will help develop key coordination skills.”

“My Golf Game” is DVD-based for the PC that utilizes technologies used in EA SPORTS(TM) games to bring authentic golf action to the gamer. “EA SPORTS is a trademark of Electronics Arts Inc.”

A percentage from the sales of “My Golf Game” will go to The Els for Autism Foundation. The foundation, founded in 2009, is working to build a world class Center of Excellence – the first of its kind, incorporating all the services a child with autism needs in order to become a productive member of society. It will combine cutting-edge education, therapy and research for children in the autism spectrum. You can read more about The Els for Autism Foundation and their work at http://www.ernieels.com/autism.

The game has been created to be inclusive and accommodate children and adults with special needs. Like real golf, the speed of the game is played at the level of the individual user’s pace allowing anyone to practice and play in a comfortable environment that promotes confidence and fun while reducing frustration.

VTree’s “My Golf Game” is available in a PC-based format that can be played on any desktop or laptop with a Windows XP, Vista, or Windows7 operating system. The game is compatible with any USB XBOX 360 game controllers and many USB adaptive devices.

The game sells for $44.95 and can be ordered by visiting www.vtreellc.com.

About VTree LLC

Headquartered in Bensalem, PA VTree LLC(TM) is an innovator in special needs software and assistive technology. We produce contemporary products that are fun and make a positive impact in the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their extended families.

About The Els for Autism Foundation

The Els for Autism Foundation was established by Ernie and his wife Liezl and has since embarked on a campaign to build a 300-student school and research facility, The Center of Excellence, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

The Center will be the first of its kind in the world, incorporating all the services a child with autism needs in order to become a productive member of society. It will combine cutting-edge education, therapy and research for children in the autism spectrum. Through its proposed digital learning program, the Center will have a global reach, thus helping individuals and families all over the world. It will also help connect the international autism community with best practices and the very latest information and research.

For a brochure on The Center of Excellence, featuring a personal introduction by Ernie Els, go to http://www.ernieels.com/global/Autism_Center_of_Excellence.html.

If you are interested in becoming a founder of the Center of Excellence, a group known as the ELS 22, contact the Executive Director of Els for Autism, Susan Hollo. Email: susan.hollo@ernieels.com.

SOURCE VTree LLC


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