Sikorsky Co-sponsors Military Appreciation Pavilion at PGA Tour Honda Classic
STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2013
STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today
announced its co-sponsorship of the Military Appreciation Pavilion at the PGA
Tour Honda Classic on Feb. 25-March 3, 2013, at PGA National Resort & Spa,
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The 2,500-square-foot pavilion will be located at the tour's 17^th hole, and
will be open on Feb. 28-March 3 to all active duty military personnel,
reservists, veterans and military retirees who will have free access, for
themselves and one guest, to the tournament grounds during the Honda Classic.
The pavilion will open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 28-March 1 and 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. on March 2-3. Complimentary lunch, snacks and beverages will be
served to guests at the pavilion.
"Sikorsky is proud to pay tribute to our military personnel, past and present,
for their service to our country," said Bob Kokorda, Sikorsky Vice President
of Sales & Marketing and a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran. "We have a
close connection to the military, providing helicopters to all five branches
of the U.S. armed forces, and 23 percent of our U.S. workforce are veterans.
We look forward to welcoming military service men and women to the Military
Appreciation Pavilion, and personally expressing our gratitude."
As part of the sponsorship, Sikorsky Aircraft will have on static display the
X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator, which proved its capability in 2010 to double the
cruise speed of conventional helicopters. Also on display will be the S-97
RAIDER™ mockup of the new helicopter program funded by Sikorsky and its team
members to demonstrate the military application of the break-through X2™
Sikorsky Aircraft is jointly sponsoring the Military Appreciation Pavilion
with Wells Fargo Bank.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in
helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based
in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and
support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
Worldwide, Sikorsky Aircraft employs nearly 17,000 people, including 1,600 in
Florida with 1,150 at its Development Flight Center and Florida Assembly &
Flight Operations in West Palm Beach, Fla.
SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Contact: Paul Jackson, +1-203-386-7143, or mobile, +1-860-614-3899,
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