tw telecom Charity Invitational Raises $420,000 for SungateKids
- Golf tournament and event supports SungateKids' mission to aid child abuse
victims and their families
- Seventy-six local and national companies lend support
LITTLETON, Colo., Aug. 20, 2013
LITTLETON, Colo., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ:
TWTC), a Douglas County-based national provider of voice, Internet and data
networking solutions for businesses in Colorado and across the U.S., today
announced the 2013 tw telecom Charity Invitational golf tournament raised
$420,000 to benefit SungateKids.SungateKids is a Denver area-based non-profit
children's advocacy center for victims of child abuse and their families.100%
of the proceeds go directly to SungateKids.
"The generosity of tw telecom, its employees and vendor partners is
overwhelming," said Diana Goldberg, Executive Director for SungateKids. "This
tournament has grown into an incredible awareness and funding event to support
and help victims of child abuse. More than 1,500 local victims will directly
benefit from the support of this year's event."
Seventy-six companies and 176 golfers participated in the 2013 tw telecom
Charity Invitational that was held Aug. 19^th at The Country Club at Castle
Pines in northern Douglas County.This annual event raises awareness and helps
fund the mission and work of SungateKids. Over the years, tw telecom and its
partners have raised $3.5 million for SungateKids through this tournament and
"SungateKids provides tremendous support and resources to the child victims of
abuse and their families," said Larissa Herda, Chairman, CEO and President of
tw telecom. "They are a very important charity and provide great service to
our community. We are honored to host this golf event to help them and we
thank our vendors and partners for their time, their hearts and their funds to
support this great charity event."
SungateKids is a national leader in providing forensic interviews to child
victims of crime. Victims of abuse are interviewed by trained forensic
interviewers in a safe environment. SungateKids is accredited by the National
Children's Alliance and provides support services to victims and their
families. The interviews conducted at SungateKids are instrumental in
prosecuting perpetrators of abuse.
SungateKids, a 501c3 organization, based in Denver, is a national leader in
providing forensic interviews and support for child victims of crime and
abuse. SungateKids' nationally recognized forensic interviewers provide
families with hope and healing and are trained experts in the art and science
of interviewing children. These experts help children safely reveal the truth
about a crime. Last year,SungateKids' forensic interviewersconducted more
than 700 interviews and provided ancillary services and ongoing support to
more than 1,000 children and their non-offending family members.For more
information, visit www.sungatekids.org
About tw telecom inc.
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider
of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN
solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also
delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking,
Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and
communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network
infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network
capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an
industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business
productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.
SOURCE tw telecom
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