SOURCE: SemperComm Foundation

October 02, 2007 12:30 ET

Golf Classic Raises More Than $22,000 for SemperComm

"We Had a Really Good Day"

SPRINGFIELD, VA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - With a beautiful, sunny, mild day as a backdrop, more than 100 golfers made the rounds of the SemperComm Golf Classic tournament at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club in Alexandria, VA, Sept. 21. Players and their associated sponsors helped raise more than $22,000 to benefit the SemperComm mission.

"We've really had a good day. Raising $22,000 for SemperComm is amazing," said Lara Coffee, SemperComm's executive director. "The players and sponsors will make it possible for us to adopt more bases this year."

SemperComm sends packages of personal communications and entertainment equipment, software and services to small, remote overseas bases that lack much of the support for morale and welfare activities that many larger bases receive. The packages are sent at no cost to the military, and SemperComm maintains them with replacement parts and satellite services as long as they are needed. To date, SemperComm has adopted bases in Afghanistan, Iraq and Japan.

Keeping everyone entertained for the day were former "JAG" actress Karri Turner and former "Little House on the Prairie" actor Matthew Labyorteaux, who both attended through SemperComm's major partner, Stars For Stripes. Turner and Labyorteaux hosted the event, took pictures with players, signed autographs and played through the course.

The winning tournament team was Qimonda with a score of 58. Team members included Scott Kuhn, Brian Leitch, Brian Granata and John Hess.

"This year's Golf Classic has been a lot of fun. More than that, it's helped bring together government officials, business owners and operators, private citizens, service members and civilians -- all with the same idea of advancing the SemperComm mission," Coffee added. "I really appreciate all that they and our volunteers have done to make this event a success."

About SemperComm

The SemperComm Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to supplying morale-boosting communications and entertainment equipment, software and services to small, overseas remote U.S. military bases. SemperComm receives major support from Computer Systems Center Incorporated, a unique defense-oriented software development company; and Stars For Stripes, a nonprofit that brings celebrity entertainment to U.S. military personnel. For information about SemperComm, visit

NOTE: Printable photos of the SemperComm Golf Classic can be downloaded from the Media Room on the SemperComm website at

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