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2013 CASA Classic Golf Tournament Contributes More Than $1.3 Million to Help Abused Children in Dallas
Monday, April 29, 2013
2013 CASA Classic Golf Tournament Contributes More Than $1.3 Million to Help Abused Children in Dallas11:36 EDT Monday, April 29, 2013
DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Pioneer Natural Resources, Goldman Sachs and AT&T joined forces Monday, April 22, to host the Dallas CASA Classic, one of the highest grossing charity golf tournaments in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The event benefits Dallas CASA which provides advocates in court for abused children. A contribution of $1,343,000 was presented to Beverly Levy, Executive Director and President of Dallas CASA, during the luncheon portion of the golf tournament.
Scott Sheffield, Chairman and CEO of Pioneer, said, “We are proud to co-host this golf event for such a worthy cause. Pioneer has been a champion of Dallas CASA for many years. By teaming with Goldman Sachs and AT&T, we have been able to expand the base of tournament sponsors and to increase awareness of CASA's mission on behalf of abused and neglected children. We are very grateful to our business partners and our employee volunteers who made the tournament a great success, thus changing the lives of children who need our help.”
Levy commented, “Every day we see firsthand the terrible impact of abuse and neglect on children. Each one of these children needs an advocate to make sure they find a safe home where they can thrive. Our friends at Pioneer, Goldman Sachs and AT&T remind us once again that there are good people willing to do whatever it takes to help these children. Through their remarkable efforts, we are well on our way to making sure that every child who needs a CASA advocate will have one.”
“We are pleased to co-host the tournament with Pioneer Natural Resources and AT&T and extend our support to CASA in their mission of helping Dallas' most at-risk children,” said Brian Ainsworth, Goldman Sachs managing director and co-head of the Irving office. “Through our employees and business partners, we have helped provide abused children with a powerful voice in court to enable them to find safe and healthy home environments for the last 16 years.”
Bill Smith, President of AT&T Network Operations, said, “It is a great pleasure to partner with Pioneer Natural Resources and Goldman Sachs for this worthy cause. The funds donated by our generous sponsors and the volunteer efforts of those who organized and supported this successful tournament will enable Dallas CASA to help many children replace hurt and uncertainty with hope and stability. We look forward to participating next year so we can help even more children.”
The Dallas CASA Classic was held at the Tournament Players Course and the Cottonwood Valley Course at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas.
AT&T; CBRE; Flotek Industries, Inc.; Goldman Sachs; Greystar Real Estate Partners and Pioneer Natural Resources.
Arent Fox LLP; Baker Hughes Incorporated; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; CARBO Ceramics; Core Laboratories LP; DCP Midstream Partners LP; Energy Transfer; Enterprise Products Operating, LLC; FB Industries Inc.; Globe Energy Services, LLC; Greenberg Traurig LLP; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Hunton & Williams LLP; Jones Lang LaSalle; Kel-Tech, Inc.; Key Energy Services; KPMG LLP; LEAM Drilling Systems, Inc.; McClatchy Bros., Inc.; Mycom North America, Inc.; Nabors Drilling USA, LP; National Oilwell Varco, Inc.; Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC; Petro Amigos Supply, Inc.; PFP Technology, LLC; Plains Marketing, L.P.; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Seitel Data, Ltd.; Smith Industries Inc.; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Sutton Family Foundation; Targa Resources Corp.; Tenaris and Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Alvarez & Marsal; Apartment Realty Advisors (ARA); Austin Commercial; Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Inc.; Balon Corporation; Basic Energy Services; Black & Veatch Corporation; Bracewell & Giuliani LLP; Cadre Proppants; Dawson Geophysical, Inc.; Deloitte LLP; Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Ericsson, Inc.; Ernst & Young; Goodman Networks, Inc.; Halliburton Energy Services; Harrell Feldt; Helmerich & Payne, Inc.; Infor Global Solutions, Inc.; JP Morgan Chase; Lufkin Industries, Inc.; MBC Consultants, Inc.; McCollam Law Firm, PC; McElroy, Sullivan, Ryan & Miller, L.L.P.; Multi-Chem; Nixon Peabody LLP; Norris Production Solutions; NOV Wilson; Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.; RealPage, Inc.; Rush Peterbilt, Ryan; Seismic Exchange, Inc.; Thomas Petroleum, LLC; Weatherford U.S., L.P.; Wells Fargo Real Estate Capital Markets; WL Plastics and United States Infrastructure Corporation (USIC).
Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) is a large independent oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Irving, Texas, with operations in the United States. For more information, visit Pioneer's website at www.pxd.com .
About Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The Realty Management Division (RMD), formerly Archon Group, became a division of Goldman Sachs in 2012. The business comprises a global family of companies in real estate asset management services. RMD services include real estate asset management, sourcing, acquisition, disposition, portfolio management, underwriting and due diligence of distressed and performing real estate and loan assets.
AT&T is a leading worldwide provider of IP-based communications services, revolutionary smartphones, next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. With a mission to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, it provides the largest international wireless coverage as well as the largest national 4G and Wi-Fi networks.
Dallas CASA is an organization of volunteers who are voices for abused and neglected children in court. Today, just in Dallas County, more than 2,000 children who have been removed from their homes are waiting for the courts to decide where they can safely and permanently live. CASA volunteers--Court Appointed Special Advocates--are trained and supervised to make recommendations that help judges decide what is best for each child. For many children, CASA is the only constant during a scary, uncertain time, and a CASA advocate can make an immediate and critical impact on the life of a child.
Jeff Kobs, 214-782-6726
Cris Zertuche Wong, 972-368-2845
Pioneer Natural Resources
Susan Spratlen, 972-969-4018
Suzanne Hicks, 972-969-4020