February 19, 2008 14:15 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS to Sponsor Duramed FUTURES Tour Event

'AMERICAN SYSTEMS Invitational' to Benefit the American Lung Association

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government and commercial IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced it will serve as the title sponsor of the "AMERICAN SYSTEMS Invitational," a Duramed FUTURES Tour event. The professional women's golf tournament is scheduled to run from April 4-6, at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Proceeds generated from the event will benefit the American Lung Association.

"With our new Ormond Beach, Fla., office, the AMERICAN SYSTEMS Invitational gives us a perfect opportunity to introduce ourselves as a corporate neighbor in the Central Florida region," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "We are thrilled to work with the LPGA and the Duramed FUTURES Tour to organize a Central Florida event that promotes excellence in young, up-and-coming women golfers while advancing the public health efforts of the American Lung Association."

The AMERICAN SYSTEMS Invitational, which will be played on the Legends Course, marks the company's first major sponsorship of an athletic event and marks the first official women's professional golf tournament at LPGA International since the LPGA's 2000 Arch Wireless Championship. LPGA International hosts the LPGA's annual Final Qualifying Tournament each fall.

"Combined with the talented young professionals, the Daytona Beach tournament will provide AMERICAN SYSTEMS with a great opportunity to showcase their many professional capabilities," said Zayra F. Calderon, CEO of the Duramed FUTURES Tour. "It will also give the company a wonderful platform for supporting The American Lung Association's important public health efforts."

About the Duramed FUTURES Tour

Called "The Road To the LPGA and Beyond," the Duramed FUTURES Tour has become the world's largest international women's developmental tour. In its 28th competitive season this year, the Tour has remained committed to developing LPGA stars of tomorrow and creating viable role models for youth today. The top-five money winners each season earn automatic exemptions for the LPGA Tour. With more than 300 alumnae as current members of the LPGA, through 2007, former Duramed FUTURES Tour players have won a total of 329 LPGA titles, including 35 major championships. Duramed FUTURES Tour events have contributed more than $4 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation since 1989. For more information, visit


Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,500 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, DC, suburb of Chantilly, VA, the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government and enterprise customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named "Contractor of the Year" at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards in October 2007. For more information, please visit:

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