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August 1, 2007

Press Announcement - CSD Hosts Fifth Annual Golf Fundraiser at Prairie Green

From: CSD - Aug 1, 2007
PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT                                       
Release Date: Aug. 1, 2007
Contact: Derric Miller
CSD Communications Office

CSD Hosts Fifth Annual Golf Fundraiser at Prairie Green

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Aug. 1, 2007) — The fifth annual CSD Golf Classic, a fundraiser for Camp Lakodia, will take place at Prairie Green Golf Course on Aug. 27.

“This year, our goal is to raise over $30,000 for Camp Lakodia youth programs,” said James Johnson, CSD Golf Classic coordinator. Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward scholarships for campers to attend the annual National Leadership and Literacy Camp, held at Camp Lakodia each summer, and other programs. More than 750 deaf and hard of hearing youth from across the country have participated in the various camp sessions at Camp Lakodia.

Two contests will highlight this year’s CSD Golf Classic.  Golfers will have opportunities to win prizes at this year’s tournament with hole-in-one and putting contests. A Harley Davidson motorcycle is the hole-in-one grand prize, and $5,000 cash is the putting contest prize.

“For the past five years, we’ve celebrated the end of summer with what is quickly becoming the nation’s favorite pastime — golf,” said Ben Soukup, CSD chief executive officer. “By taking part in the CSD Golf Classic, you are supporting our summer camp programs that are valuable tools for the development of deaf and hard of hearing youth.  Each year we hear from parents and educators sharing how much children have grown from their experiences at Camp Lakodia.”

Team and individual registration forms are available in PDF format (  For more information on the CSD Golf Classic ( or sponsorship opportunities, contact Johnson via e-mail at or by phone at (800) 973-4814. To learn more about Camp Lakodia, go to

About CSDCSD (aka Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.) was established in 1975, primarily to provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing adults in South Dakota. Today, CSD employs over 2,000 individuals in offices across the nation, providing a broad continuum of social and human services programs, as well as telecommunications relay services. CSD is a private nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality services; ensuring public accessibility; and increasing awareness of issues affecting the deaf, hard of hearing and individuals with speech disabilities. For more information, please visit

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