EDS Pinball Auction Raises $25,600 for the Salesmanship Club Family Works Center
PLANO, Texas, May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At 5 p.m. yesterday, EDS
(NYSE: EDS), title sponsor of the 2006 EDS Byron Nelson Championship,
closed the online auction for the pinball machine autographed by 99 players
at the 2006 EDS Byron Nelson Championship. The winning bid was $15,600. A
private auction among EDS employees and clients for an identical, unsigned
pinball machine went for $10,000.
The total raised by the auctions is $25,600. The entire amount will
benefit the Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers' newest facility --
the Salesmanship Club Family Works Center, which opened its doors last
The pinball machine, customized to reflect the http://www.eds.com/ game
Mega Golf Ball Frenzy, created its own frenzy in the players locker room.
Players and their families spent hours on the machine over the past week.
When the machine was removed from the locker room Sunday evening, the
initials atop the pinball leader board were BW, which also happen to the be
the initials of the 2006 champion Brett Wetterich.
"EDS and our people are thrilled with the results. The fact that so
many players, clients and employees had fun raising money for children and
families in the Dallas area is the icing on the cake for another great year
of our sponsorship," said Gail Rigler, vice president of marketing for EDS.
"Who knows, we might have to bring Mega Golf Ball Frenzy back next year for
The Salesmanship Club Family Works Center operates innovative programs
which combine prevention, early intervention and treatment services for
children and their families.
"As we work to make a difference at the Family Works Center, we're
proud to have EDS as our partner," said Jim Calvert, Ph. D., Director of
the Salesmanship Club Family Works Center. "Thank you to everyone who
helped make the auction a success."
EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business
solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology
outsourcing industry more than 40 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 the EDS Byron Nelson Championship
The EDS Byron Nelson Championship, the first PGA TOUR event named after
a professional golfer, annually provides more money to charity than any
other stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2005 Championship donated more than $6
million to Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers (SCYFC). More than
$88 million has been raised for SCYFC since the tournament's inception.
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, the sole beneficiary of the
EDS Byron Nelson Championship, is a nonprofit organization that is helping
transform children's futures in the Dallas area. SCYFC operates innovative
programs for at-risk children and their families, including a laboratory
school in Oak Cliff and family therapy centers in Oak Cliff and Northwest
Dallas. Today, SCYFC opens the Family Works Center, which includes
intensive day treatment for troubled adolescents, a comprehensive
assessment program for young children and skill-based training for children
and families to encourage language and social development. Learn more at