Submitted by: Tollgrade Communications
Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions
Posted: Aug 07, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST
Aug. 07 /CSRwire/ - In its fourth year, the R. Craig Allison Memorial Classic, sponsored by Tollgrade Communications (NASDAQ: TLGD), has raised $70,000 for several local charities this year. Since the tournament began in 1997, Tollgrade has donated more than
$160,000 to charitable organizations.
The annual event was held at Champion Lakes Golf Club near Ligonier, where more than
200 guests enjoyed a round of golf with local celebrities and a banquet with keynote speaker,
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
The five charities named as beneficiaries of the 2000 tournament are INROADS, a
national organization that develops and places talented minority youth in business and industry; NEED, a Pittsburgh-based program that provides financial assistance and education counseling
to talented young African-Americans who want to attend college or a career school;
IMPACT, a program developed by the University of Pittsburgh’s Engineering School to
support minority education; The Kingsley Association, an organization that provides a broad
range of social services to families and inner-city youth in Pittsburgh; and Erie’s Cathedral Preparatory School, the high school attended by R. Craig Allison, which will use the donation
to start a minority scholarship fund.
Local and national celebrities turned out to support the tournament, including former
Pittsburgh Steelers L.C. Greenwood and Steve Avery; Sports Announcers Myron Cope and Bill Hillgrove; Pittsburgh Panther coach Curtis Bray; former Pittsburgh Pirates Elroy Face, Dick Groat, Rick Reuschel, Doug Frobel and Frank Thomas; WPGH Fox 53 News Anchor, Jay Harris, and Meteorologist, Matt Morano; and Duquesne Men’s Basketball coach, Darelle Porter.
Tollgrade Communications, Inc., designs, engineers, markets and supports test system, test access and status monitoring products for the telecommunications and cable television industries. Tollgrade, which is headquartered in Cheswick, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, employs more than
355 people and recorded 1999 revenues of $61.1 million. The Company maintains a presence
in regions across the United States and in the United Kingdom. Tollgrade’s World Wide Web
address is www.tollgrade.com.
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