Prevent Blindness America Planning

Third Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament

CHICAGO (Jan. 21, 2010) – Prevent Blindness America is currently seeking sponsors for its Third Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf  Tournament to be held on Oct. 6, 2010 at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.  The event, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, offers the opportunity to enjoy a day on the links as well as a chance to support the nation’s oldest eye health and safety non-profit organization.  Last year’s successful event raised close to $110,000 to support Prevent Blindness America and its sight-saving programs.

“We had so much positive feedback from our sponsors from last year’s Swing Fore Sight Golf  Tournament and we have several new sponsorship levels and opportunities available for this year,” said Dave Pierson, president and CEO of Refac Optical Group and chairperson of the Swing Fore Sight planning committee.  “We encourage anyone interested in sponsoring, joining our planning committee or participating in the event to contact us for more details.”

The tournament is a four-person scramble with awards being given for the low gross team, longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and more.  Individual golfers may sign up for $625 or foursomes for $2,500.

For more information on the Prevent Blindness America Third Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, please contact Kristin Romanas at 312-363-6022 or kromanas@preventblindness.org.

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About Prevent Blindness America

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.  Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screenings, community and patient service programs and research.  These services are made possible through the generous support of the American public.  Together with a network of affiliates, divisions and chapters, Prevent Blindness America is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America.  For more information, or to make a contribution to the sight-saving fund, call 1-800-331-2020 or visit us on the Web at preventblindness.org.