McCord to Headline CompTIA Creating Futures

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<strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. &mdash; Jan. 29</strong><br />The CompTIA Educational Foundation announced that golf professional and analyst Gary McCord will participate in the second annual Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic.<br /> <br />The Classic is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4, at Falcon&rsquo;s Fire Golf Club, one of the premier public golf courses in the greater Orlando area.<br /> <br />McCord is the well-known color analyst on CBS Sports&#39; golf telecasts. He played on the PGA Tour from 1974 through 1998, collecting more than $600,000 in earnings in 376 tournaments. In 1998, McCord joined the Champions Tour, where he&rsquo;s earned more than $4.5 million in winnings and won the 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic and the 1999 Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship. <br /><br />McCord also is a regular contributor to <em>Golf Digest</em> magazine and the author of three books, <em>Golf for Dummies</em>, <em>Golf for Dummies II</em> and <em>Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists</em>.<br /> <br />”I am really looking forward to playing in the second annual CompTIA Creating Futures Golf Classic,&rdquo; McCord said. &ldquo;It is an exciting opportunity for a very worthy cause: helping individuals from under-represented populations overcome barriers to employment and achieve successful, long-term IT careers. See you on the links!”<br /> <br />Proceeds from the event will benefit Creating Futures, an initiative of the CompTIA Educational Foundation that is providing career opportunities to groups who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce, including veterans transitioning out of the military, individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth and dislocated workers. The program works with employers to identify their hiring needs, then tailors education and training programs to help individuals obtain the skills employers are looking for.  <br /> <br />The Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic will be held in conjunction with Breakaway, the annual conference for CompTIA members. Breakaway 2008 is set for Aug. 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.<br /> <br />Sponsorship opportunities for the Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic are available. <br />

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