EDS Online Auctions Raise More Than $100,000 for Charity

. July 20, 2007

The online auctions of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship custom chopper, built by the world-renowned Orange County Choppers (OCC), and a one-of-a-kind OCC-themed pinball machine raised more than $85,000 for Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers (SCYFC), the children’s charity associated with the Championship.

Combined eBay and private auctions of additional pinball machines brought the total donation to $117,000 for SCYFC.

“These were wonderful projects for EDS to be involved in,” said Ron Rittenmeyer, EDS president and chief operating officer. “Our collaboration with Orange County Choppers helped raise awareness of the charity and the tournament, and we’re very pleased to present a check in excess of $100,000 to the Salesmanship Club to help ensure Byron’s work for the kids continues.”

“We are grateful to EDS and Orange County Choppers for their work on this project, which has raised a significant amount of money for our charity,” said Mac Wesson, Salesmanship Club of Dallas president. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have a title sponsor who is so dedicated to charity and improving the lives of others.”

The design and build process of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship custom choppers will be featured globally on The Learning Channel’s (TLC) American Chopper on Thursday, July 26 and August 2, at 8:00 PM Central Daylight Time.

About EDS

EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around the world. Learn more at http://www.eds.com.

About Salesmanship Youth and Family Centers

The Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers is a nonprofit organization that provides education and mental health services for children and families in the greater Dallas area. Learn more at http://www.salesmanshipclub.org.

About the EDS Byron Nelson Championship

The EDS Byron Nelson Championship, a premiere PGA TOUR event, has raised more money for charity than any other stop on the PGA TOUR. Byron Nelson’s work for the kids continues through the Championship’s main charity beneficiary, Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers.

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