April 24, 2015

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Event will benefit local organization focused on providing underprivileged high school students with meaningful technology work experience in corporate environments

Minneapolis, MN—Think IT Association is set to host its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Invitational at Minneapolis Golf Club on Monday, June 29, 2015. Net proceeds from the event will benefit long-time partner Genesys Works- Twin Cities. This year’s corporate sponsors currently include companies like Deluxe Corporation, Medica, Patterson Companies, and Red Wing Shoes.

The invitational will begin with registration and lunch from 11am to 12:45pm, followed by a shot gun start at 1:00pm. In addition to a 4-person scramble, golfers will have the opportunity to participate in a hole-in-one contest, raffle, and auction.  The evening will conclude with remarks from a soon-to-be-announced keynote speaker and an awards dinner banquet.Last year’s inaugural invitational raised over $40,000 and Think IT is eager to top that in 2015.

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“The 2014 Think IT Charity Golf event was a tremendous success, helping raise both money and awareness for the Genesys Works program. It’s great to see the Twin Cities technology community rally behind the students and mission of Genesys Works as we work together to develop our next generation of IT leaders…I can’t wait to see what they have in store for the 2015 event.”, says Jeff Tollefson, Executive Director at Genesys Works.

Genesys Works is a non- profit organization dedicated to building bridges between economically- disadvantaged high school students, businesses seeking technologically-proficient workers and an inner-city public education system. Genesys Works-Twin Cities was launched in 2008 and is rapidly expanding to serve the needs of students and companies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

“Think IT is a proud partner of Genesys Works, as we truly believe in the fantastic work they do. The support and passion for the Genesys Works program from the local IT community is overwhelming and evident from the number of corporate sponsors that are eager to support the event”, says Richard Walker, Chairman of Think IT.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information about the invitational or ways to participate, please visit www.thinkgenworksgolf.org or contact Briana Perrino at bperrino@thinkITassociation.org.

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About Think IT Association

The overall mission of Think IT is to foster professional growth and development through the power of networking and collaboration. The association currently has 8 groups with over 2,100 members within the Twin Cities community.  Most groups meet on a monthly or bi-monthly basis in an informal, roundtable format with a different leader from the group facilitating each session. For more information, please visit www.thinkITassociation.org.

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