SOMERSET, N.J., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Services, an Oracle Platinum Partner, announced today its sponsorship of professional golfer Jeffrey Anderson at the Thirteenth Annual Celebrity Golf Challenge presented by Autism Speaks at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., on June 20. Anderson will proudly carry the Autism Speaks logo on his clothing and gear at not only this event but all events where he plays.
"Core Services is committed to helping raise public awareness about autism and contribute to events and fundraisers with Autism Speaks whenever possible," explains Jim Bistis, President and CEO of Core Services. "Autism affects families all around the world, including my own. I want to help ensure that every child affected has access to all the resources possible to help combat this disorder. I know firsthand how frustrating it can be for families who try to access resources and information from reliable sources – only to find few exist. I believe Autism Speaks helps fill that void."
With professional golfer Jeffrey Anderson lending a hand, Core Services hopes to continue raise awareness about autism, and its effects on individuals, families and society.
As North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, Autism Speaks' mission is to provide a brighter future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism, Autism Speaks also seeks to raise public awareness about autism and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Bistis concludes, "These goals require wide-ranging and dedicated fundraising efforts. Core Services is committed to engaging in awareness and fundraising campaigns in the future both with Autism Speaks and on its own."
The Autism Speaks Celebrity Golf Challenge will feature foursomes paired with local celebrities and athletes including former NY Jets cornerback Bobby Jackson, NY Giants player Michael Boley, Jack Ford with CBS News, NBA Hall of Famer Gail Goodrich among others for an exciting day of golf. For more information, or to register, please visit the Autism Speaks website.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has made enormous strides, committing over $160 million to research and developing innovative new resources for families. The organization is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. In addition to funding research, Autism Speaks has created resources and programs including the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, Autism Speaks' Autism Genetic Resource Exchange and several other scientific and clinical programs. Notable awareness initiatives include the establishment of the annual United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, which Autism Speaks celebrates through its Light it Up Blue initiative. Also, Autism Speaks award-winning "Learn the Signs" campaign with the Ad Council has received over $272 million in donated media. Autism Speaks' family resources include the Autism Video Glossary, a 100 Day Kit for newly-diagnosed families, a School Community Tool Kit and a community grant program. Autism Speaks has played a critical role in securing federal legislation to advance the government's response to autism, and has successfully advocated for insurance reform to cover behavioral treatments in 26 states thus far, with bills pending in an additional 12 states. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 80 cities across North America. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.
About the Co-Founders
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners and Chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association. He served as Vice Chairman of General Electric; and as the Chief Executive Officer of NBC and NBC Universal for more than twenty years. He also serves on the boards of the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Mission Product, LLC, EMI Group Global Ltd and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Suzanne Wright is a Trustee Emeritus of Sarah Lawrence College, her alma mater. Suzanne has received numerous awards, the Women of Distinction Award from Palm Beach Atlantic University, the CHILD Magazine Children's Champions Award, Luella Bennack Volunteer Award, Spirit of Achievement award by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's National Women's Division and The Women of Vision Award from the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2008, the Wrights were named to the Time 100 Heroes and Pioneers category, a list of the most influential people in the world, for their commitment to global autism advocacy. They have also received numerous awards such as the first ever Double Helix Award for Corporate Leadership, NYU Child Advocacy Award, Castle Connolly National Health Leadership Award and The American Ireland Fund Humanitarian Award. In May of 2010 they received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degrees from St. John's University in Queens and delivered the commencement address as the first married couple to be bestowed such an honor.
About Jeffrey Anderson
Jeffrey, a New Jersey native, who turned pro in 1999, has been a successful competitor on the Teardrop Tour and the NGA Hooters Tour and in various other nationwide tournaments. Jeffrey has instructed students all over the country at every level -- from beginner to pro. He has been instrumental in the success of Fortune 500 company golf events, the David Glenz junior golf camp, the Chelsea Piers junior golf program, and the growth of golf in the Latin community in the NY metro area. Jeffrey continues to play competitively in tournaments nationwide while inspiring his clientele to reach their full potential in the game. For more information about Jeffrey, visit: www.JeffreyAndersonGolf.com
About Core Services:
Core Services Corporation, an Oracle Platinum Partner, delivers Oracle-based business operations solutions and information systems and support to clients worldwide by providing award-winning Oracle Hosting and Consulting services. Additionally, Core Services is authorized to sell and service Oracle E-Business Suite, leveraging the Oracle Business Accelerators. Founded in 1990, Core Services also offers Managed, Remote DBA, Disaster Recovery, and Consulting services for new Oracle implementations and upgrades. For more information about Core Services, visit http://www.coreservices.com.
Jennifer A. Lasida
Director of Marketing and Events
Core Services Corporation
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