June 20, 2007
Third Annual ‘Tee It Up With AT&T’ Global Charity Golf Tour Raises Awareness and Funds for Cancer Research and Programs Worldwide
SAN ANTONIO, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. has announced the third annual "Tee It Up with AT&T" Global Charity Golf Tour. This tour will be used to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and programs worldwide, primarily supporting the American Cancer Society's efforts to achieve its mission, which is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem and to diminish the suffering that cancer causes.
With more than 2,000 players participating in the 2007 Tee It Up tournament, AT&T expects to raise more than $1 million this year. Tee It Up with AT&T comprises 18 events in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The first U.S. event kicks off at the world-renowned Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., on June 25, 2007, and concludes at the exclusive Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 22, 2007.
"Raising awareness of cancer and of what can be done to prevent it is critical to the mission of the American Cancer Society," said Anna Johnson-Winegar, Ph.D., chairwoman of the national board of directors, American Cancer Society. "Events such as Tee It Up with AT&T enable participants to support the cause and help further our work of eliminating cancer as a major health problem and diminishing suffering for cancer patients."
"We're extremely proud to be part of this worthy cause," said Jack Duffy, AT&T vice president of strategic sales. "This will be the third year that Tee It Up with AT&T has raised more than $1 million for cancer research and programs. Approximately 1.4 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. It is important to us to raise awareness of the impact cancer has in our communities and, most importantly, what we can do to prevent and eliminate it."
Tee It Up sponsors can participate at two levels. Tour-level sponsors are entitled to host foursomes at multiple events in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. and have the opportunity to attend two exclusive appreciation events at the Baltusrol Golf Club and Briggs Ranch Golf Club. Event-level sponsors are able to host foursomes at the local tournament in their area. Individuals are also welcome to join fundraising foursomes at local events.
In addition, both local tournament champions and tournament sponsors will be entered for a chance to win Tee It Up grand-prize drawings. Winners from each category will enjoy an exclusive four-day, three-night trip to Monterey, Calif., for a round of golf on both the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spanish Bay, compliments of the Pebble Beach Company. AT&T will announce the grand-prize winners on Oct. 30, 2007.
This marks the eighth consecutive year that AT&T has participated in Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society's leading fundraiser. Relay For Life celebrates survivors and raises money for the American Cancer Society. AT&T is one of the founders of -- and has been one of the largest corporate contributors to -- the Relay For Life National Team program.
Potential sponsors and individuals can register for "Tee It Up with AT&T" at the event Web site at http://www.cancer.org/teeitup.
To date, the following tour sponsors have signed up for Tee It Up with AT&T:
-- 3Com Corp. -- Accenture -- ADTRAN Inc. -- Alcatel-Lucent, Genesys -- Amdocs -- Fidelity Investments -- Hewlett-Packard Company -- IBM -- Javelin Direct, Inc. -- Juniper Networks -- NCR Corporation and Teradata, a division of NCR -- NetScout Systems Inc. -- Nimblefish Technologies -- Nokia Siemens Networks -- Nortel -- Polycom, Inc. -- Sykes Enterprises, Inc.
The 18 Tee It Up with AT&T events will be hosted by the following golf clubs:
-- Stoke Park Club, London, U.K. -- June 21 -- Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J. -- June 25 -- The Country Club at Muirfield Village, Columbus, Ohio -- July 16 -- Harborside International, Chicago -- July 17 -- The Golf Club at Lansdowne, Washington, D.C. -- Sept. 6 -- Medina Golf and Country Club, Minneapolis -- Sept. 10 -- Pinehills Golf Club, Boston -- Sept. 10 -- Eagles Nest Golf Course, Toronto -- Sept. 11 -- Missouri Bluffs Gold Club, St. Louis -- Sept. 17 -- Ruby Hill Golf Club, San Francisco -- Sept. 24 -- Cowboys Golf Club, Dallas -- Oct. 1 -- Commonwealth National Golf Club, Philadelphia -- Oct. 1 -- Augusta Pines, Houston -- Oct. 2 -- Royce Brook, Hillsborough, N.J. -- Oct. 2 -- Grayhawk, Phoenix -- Oct. 8 -- Grande Oaks Gold Club, Miami -- Oct. 15 -- Dunwoody Country Club, Atlanta -- Oct. 22 -- Briggs Ranch Golf Club, San Antonio -- Oct. 22
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