Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nine-Year Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament Sponsor Amdocs Doubles its Support

Hemophilia of Georgia welcomes Amdocs as a Silver Sponsor of the 27th Annual Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament. The tournament, which raises funds for bleeding disorders research, will be held October 27, 2009 at Château Élan Resort and Winery in Braselton, Georgia.

Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience systems, has been a corporate sponsor of the Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament since 2001. This year, the company doubled its contribution and increased from Pewter level to Silver level. Amdocs and the other corporate sponsors play a critical role in raising money to fund a cure for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. According to Yaron Ravkaie, Division President of Amdocs, “Supporting and giving back to the community where we work is a reflection of Amdocs’ values. It gives us great pleasure to continually support Hemophilia of Georgia in its important mission to find a cure for hemophilia.”

Thanks to outstanding support from a broad range of Atlanta businesses and national companies, the tournament has raised more than $12 million since its inception in 1982. One of the premier charity golfing events in the Southeast, the Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament supports critical research directed toward finding a cure for hemophilia, a hereditary blood clotting disorder that requires very expensive, life-long medical treatment. More than 300 corporate executives, local and sports celebrities, and invited guests are expected to participate in the tournament which also features an awards banquet, live auction, and raffle.

Corporate sponsorship packages are still available. Companies interested in participating in the tournament should contact Vic McCarty, Director of Development, (770) 518-8272 or for information on sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

About Hemophilia of Georgia
Hemophilia of Georgia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services and support for Georgians who have hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, and other inherited bleeding disorders. The only agency of its kind in the state, Hemophilia of Georgia works to enhance clients’ care and quality of life while actively pursuing a cure through research funding. HoG’s nonprofit pharmacy provides convenient home delivery of clotting factor and other medications at competitive prices. The agency’s mission states that
Hemophilia of Georgia exists so that people in Georgia affected by bleeding disorders live as normally and productively as possible. Additional information is available online at

About Hemophilia
Hemophilia is a hereditary genetic disorder in which a person’s blood is not able to clot normally. In normal blood, proteins called clotting factors work together to form a clot whenever bleeding occurs. The person with hemophilia lacks or doesn’t have enough of a certain clotting factor so the blood can’t make a clot. Hemophilia is a very rare disorder, affecting about 17,000 people in the United States. People with hemophilia stop bleeding by taking an injection of the clotting factor that is missing from their blood. However, the clotting factor used to treat hemophilia is very expensive. Some patients reach their lifetime insurance maximum at very young ages.

About Amdocs
Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation, enabling world-leading service providers to deliver an integrated, innovative and intentional customer experienceTM at every point of service. Amdocs provides solutions that deliver customer experience excellence, combining the software, services and expertise to help its customers execute their strategies and achieve service, operational and financial excellence. A global company with revenue of $3.16 billion in fiscal 2008, Amdocs has approximately 17,000 employees and serves customers in more than 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit Amdocs at
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