It is an exciting opportunity for a very worthy cause: helping individuals from under-represented populations overcome barriers to employment and achieve successful, long-term IT careers. See you on the links!
Oakbrook Terrace, IL (Vocus) January 29, 2008
The CompTIA Educational Foundation announced today that golf professional and analyst Gary McCord will participate in the Second Annual Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic.
The Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, August 4, at Falcon's Fire Golf Club, one of the premier public golf courses in the greater Orlando area.
McCord is the well known color analyst on CBS Sports' golf telecasts. He played on the PGA Tour from 1974 through 1998, collecting more than $600,000 in earnings in 376 tournaments. In 1998 McCord joined the Champions Tour, where he's earned over $4.5 million in winnings and won the 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic and the 1999 Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship.
McCord is also a regular contributor to Golf Digest magazine and the author of three books, Golf for Dummies, Golf for Dummies II and Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists
"I am really looking forward to playing in the Second Annual CompTIA Creating Futures Golf Classic," McCord said. "It is an exciting opportunity for a very worthy cause: helping individuals from under-represented populations overcome barriers to employment and achieve successful, long-term IT careers. See you on the links!"
Proceeds from the event will benefit Creating Futures, an initiative of the CompTIA Educational Foundation that is providing career opportunities to groups who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce, including veterans transitioning out of the military; individuals with disabilities; at-risk youth; and dislocated workers. The program works with employers to identify their hiring needs, then tailors education and training programs to help individuals obtain the skills employers are looking for.
The Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic will be held in conjunction with Breakaway, the annual conference for CompTIA members. Breakaway 2008 is set for August 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic are available. For more information, please visit http://breakaway.comptia.org/golf_classic.aspx.
About the CompTIA Educational Foundation
Established in 1998, the CompTIA Educational Foundation's mission is to develop qualified and productive entry level IT workers, with the hopes of eliminating the skill shortages within the industry. The Foundation receives support from individuals, industry leaders, companies and the government through contributions and grants. This support has helped more than 700 people to pursue careers in the IT industry. For more information, visit http://www.creatingfutures.us/.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, visit http://www.comptia.org.