With Sponsorship, NEC Lines Up Behind the Only Texas-Based LPGA Event
Irving, Texas – April 20, 2016 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced that it is a major sponsor of the 2016 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout being held at Las Colinas Country Club April 25- May 1. The Shootout is the only LPGA Tour event held in Texas and has commitments from 19 of the top 20 female golfers in the world.
NEC has a long history of supporting professional golf, having sponsored PGA events for many years. The “shootout” format of the tournament will consist of two cuts; the first will be made after the second round to the top-70 and ties, and the second cut will be made to the top-50 and ties after the third round on Saturday. The tournament also provides a unique opportunity for High School and College amateur female players to tee it up against the best players in the world through two qualifying “Shootouts”. The top two finishers from each shootout qualify for a spot in the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.
“The Volunteers of America Texas Shootout aligns with our company values and we are delighted to support a world class sporting event that benefits the community where our employees live and work,” said Shinsuke (Shin) Takahashi, president and CEO, NEC Corporation of America. “NEC and golf have been linked for many years and this opportunity in our back yard uses a high profile stage to help improve societal standards of living. At NEC, we practice a core value we refer to as “solutions for society,” and this is a wonderful way for our employees to be involved and express it.”
Formerly known as the North Texas LPGA Shootout, The Volunteers of America — a religious-based nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and other assistance, primarily to low-income people throughout the United States — became the title sponsor in 2015. It will be televised by the Golf Channel and the event website is: www.lpgatexasshootout.com.
NEC will provide all tournament display / solutions and monitors. Tournament Director, Kristy Nutt said: “We are extremely excited to have NEC as our Official Technology Partner. Their products and service are second to none and we can’t wait to showcase their technology on site this year. It is great having a sponsor that has offices in Irving and has the same drive to engage and support the community.”
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About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America, title sponsor of the tournament, is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America helps more than 2 million people in over 400 communities each year with human service programs. including housing and healthcare, which total more than $1 billion annually to help those in need. Volunteers of America has committed to be the title sponsor of the Texas Shootout tournament through 2018. Last year’s tournament marked the first year that Volunteers of America acted as title sponsor of the event after serving as a presenting sponsor for the first two editions of the tournament. www.VOA.org
About NEC Corporation of America
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 160 countries and $25 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.
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