Sprint Relay will be the Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming â€śGrow With CSDâ€ť event, a fundraiser for Communication Service for the Deafâ€™s programs that benefit deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families.
Online PR News – 26-September-2011 – – SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Sept. 23, 2011) â€” In June, CSD announced that Academy Award Winner for Best Actress Award, producer, author and activist Marlee Matlin will make an appearance at the â€śGrow With CSDâ€ť event, a fundraiser for CSD programs that assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families in gaining equal access to services, communication, education and the social and economic opportunities so many others take for granted. Today, CSD is proud to announce Sprint Relay as the Platinum Sponsor.
On Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn., CSD will host the awareness and fundraising event â€śGrow With CSD,â€ť complete with a childrenâ€™s performance, a presentation from Matlin, a book signing, a press conference, an â€śInspiration Lunch,â€ť sponsor recognition and a lunch and mingle. Sprintâ€™s public and financial support of the Grow With CSD event has ensured the fundraising eventâ€™s success.
â€śWe are proud to be a Platinum sponsor of the â€śGrow with CSDâ€ť endeavor. . CSD has been a long-standing vendor of Sprintâ€™s telecommunications relay services, and we see great value in supporting the provision of social services, particularly for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. We look forward to the awareness this event will bring to important community services.â€ť, said Mike Ellis, the National Sprint Relay Director.
â€śCSD and Sprint Relay have over a 20-year relationship working as partners in the telecommunications relay service industry,â€ť said Ben Soukup, CSD chief executive officer. â€śOur organizations also share a unified belief that communication access is a human right, and we are honored that Sprint is taking that shared belief to a new level, supporting CSDâ€™s programs that advocate for, educate and empower deaf and hard of hearing consumers.â€ť
CSD is currently seeking various levels of sponsorship for the event. There is one Presenting Level sponsorship available, one Platinum Level sponsorship available, and multiple sponsorships below the premiere sponsorships. For more information on the â€śGrow With CSDâ€ť event, please contact Darlene Zangara, CSD senior vice president/Centers of Excellence, via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (605) 540-4157.
For more information about CSD, go to www.c-s-d.org, and for Sprint, go to www.sprint.com.
About CSD â€” CSD (a.k.a. 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 offers employment opportunities to nearly 2,000 individuals in 29 offices and locations all across the nation, providing a broad continuum of social and human services programs, as well as telecommunications relay and contact center 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 www.c-s-d.org.
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