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FSFMI Raises $93,500 during 3rd Annual Charity Golf Event

Local Athletes and Celebrities lend Support

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Support Foundation for Mental Illness held its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Event at Tour 18 on October 25th with funds benefiting mental illness charities.  The golf tournament is one of the annual fundraising events that support the foundation's initiatives.

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Several celebrities participated including NFL football players and Texas Ranger baseball players along with Nashville recording artist, Rachel Holder.  Seven members of the Wounded Warriors Project joined in the activities, including Jason Wakefield who was not only on the winning team, but also won closest to the pin. Team Rosenberger Site Solutions won first place this year.

Sponsors and participants included many of the leading companies in the wireless communications industry, thanks to the support of MTPCS, LLC, d.b.a. Cellular One, Carolina West Wireless, CHAT Mobility, Telispire, and Sprint. Title Sponsors were Planet Cellular and Zip Wireless.  Platinum Sponsors were the Time Group, Huawei, ClearSky Technologies, Quality One Wireless, and Travaluation.  Gold Sponsors were Cellular One, Suddenlink, Alcatel One Touch, Ericsson, OSG Billing Services, CCI, Rosenberger Site Solutions, and Global Tower Partners.  Silver Sponsors were West-TEC, Info Directions, Raddcomm, TSI, JTWO Wireless, Nokia Siemens Networks, Tellabs, Rogers Promotional Marketing, Network USA, INTELIQUENT, IntelePeer, Consolidated Communications, and Broadview Networks.

"We are very pleased and excited with the participation in this year's event. The funds raised will benefit so many," stated Jonathan Foxman, Founder and Executive Director of FSFMI.  Beneficiaries of the event included Operation Resilient Families, a program of the Texas chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for returning military personnel, the Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Active Minds, which develops student run chapters at over 300 colleges and universities to help provide information, support, and awareness to college communities.

About FSFMI:
The FSFMI is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based in Wayne, PA.  Since its founding in
2008, FSFMI has been dedicated to supporting individuals and families coping with mental illnesses.  FSFMI is driven by an adamant belief that we all should help those suffering feel a little less alone, a little less invisible, a little less like no one understands and no one cares.

For more information about Family Support Foundation for Mental Illness or to participate in 2013 fundraising events, visit http://fsfmi.org/ or http://www.facebook.com/FamilySupportFoundationForMentalIllness

Contact: Margaret McKoin 
Phone: 817-403-0866
Email:[email protected]

 

SOURCE Family Support Foundation for Mental Illness

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