2014 Dallas CASA Classic Golf Tournament Contributes $1.7 Million to Help Abused Children in Dallas

By Business Wire,  May 05, 2014, 12:30:00 PM EDT


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pioneer Natural Resources, Goldman Sachs and AT&T joined forces Monday, April 28, 2014, to host the Dallas CASA Classic, benefitting Dallas CASA, an organization that provides advocates in court for abused children. The three hosts presented a check to Dallas CASA for $1.7 million, the largest proceeds to date from a one-day charity golf tournament in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Scott Sheffield, Chairman and CEO of Pioneer, said, "We are honored to co-host this golf tournament for such a worthy cause. Pioneer has been a champion of Dallas CASA for many years. By teaming with Goldman Sachs and AT&T, we have been able to expand the tournament to involve more participants and provide greater funding for CASA to increase their trained volunteer base with a goal of serving all abused children in Dallas by 2019. We are very grateful to our generous business partners for their participation and to the hundreds of employee volunteers who made this tournament a success, thus providing hope for children in foster care."

Beverly Levy, Executive Director and President of Dallas CASA, commented, "Every day we see firsthand the terrible impact of abuse and neglect on children. Each one of these children needs an advocate to make sure they find a safe home where they can thrive. The Dallas CASA Classic is the single largest source of support for our program and our children. The event provides critical funding to recruit and support the volunteer advocates who help ensure that abused children are safe and protected. Pioneer Natural Resources, Goldman Sachs, AT&T and their business associates are evidence that there are good people willing to support these children. Through their remarkable efforts, we are well on our way to making sure that no child will have to face an overwhelmed child welfare system alone."

"We are excited to partner with Pioneer Natural Resources and AT&T and will continue to extend our support to CASA in their mission of helping Dallas' most at-risk children," said Tom Dowling, Goldman Sachs partner and head of the Irving office. "Through the commitment of our business partners and employees, we help provide abused children with a powerful voice in court to enable them to find safe and healthy home environments."

Bill Smith, President of AT&T Network Operations, said, "It is a great pleasure to team with Pioneer Natural Resources and Goldman Sachs for this worthy cause. The funds donated by our generous sponsors and the volunteer efforts of those who organized and supported this successful tournament will enable Dallas CASA to help many children replace hurt and uncertainty with hope and stability. We look forward to participating next year so we can help even more children."

The Dallas CASA Classic was held at the Tournament Players Course and Cottonwood Valley Course at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas and at the Masters and Championship Courses at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas.

Platinum Sponsors:

AT&T; CBRE; Ciena; Crown Castle; Flotek Industries; Goldman Sachs; Greystar Real Estate Partners; PfP Technology, LLC; Pioneer Natural Resourcesand QuadGen Wireless Solutions Inc.

Gold Sponsors:

ARA Real Estate Investment Services; Arent Fox LLP; Baker Hughes Incorporated; Bank of America/Merrill Lynch; Bechtel Power Corporation; Cadre Proppants; Dawson Geophysical, Inc.; DCP Midstream Partners LP; Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Enterprise Products Operating LLC; Ericsson, Inc.; FB Industries Inc.; Globe Energy Services, LLC; Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Helmerich & Payne, Inc.; Kel-Tech, Inc.; Key Energy Services; KPMG LLP; LEAM Drilling Systems, Inc.; Lincoln Property Company; MasTec Network Solutions; McClatchy Bros., Inc.; Mycom North America, Inc.; Nabors Drilling USA, LP; Pace; Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC; Petro Amigos Supply, Inc.; Plains Marketing, L.P.; PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP; Smith Industries Inc.; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Tenaris; Trinidad Drilling and Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Silver Sponsors:

ADP; Aimbridge Hospitality; Alvarez & Marsal; Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, Inc.; Austin Commercial; Balon Corporation; Basic Energy Services; Big D; Black & Veatch Corporation; Butch's Rat Hole and Anchor Service; Citigroup; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Cushman and Wakefield; Deloitte & Touche LLP; Dover Artificial Lift; Ernst & Young LLP; Fujitsu Network Communications; Goldberg Kohn; Halliburton Energy Services; Infor Global Solutions, Inc.; John Plott Company, Inc.; Jones Lang LaSalle; Lufkin Industries, Inc.; McCollam Law Firm, PC; McElroy, Sullivan, Ryan & Miller, L.L.P.; NetScout; Nexius; Nixon Peabody LLP; NOV Wilson; Power Solutions; Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.; RealPage, Inc.; Recovery Logistics LLC; Rush Peterbilt; Ryan; Santrol Proppants; Smartlink, LLC; Sonus; TE Connectivity; Thomas Petroleum, LLC; USIC LLC; Weatherford U.S., L.P.; Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Wyndham Hotel Group.

About Pioneer

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD)is a large independent oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Irving, Texas, with operations in the United States. For more information, visit Pioneer's website at www.pxd.com.

About Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.The Realty Management Division of Goldman Sachs (formerly Archon Group) provides real estate asset management services, including sourcing, acquisition, disposition, portfolio management, underwriting and due diligence of distressed and performing real estate and loan assets.

About AT&T

AT&T is a leading worldwide provider of IP-based communications services, revolutionary smartphones, next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. With a mission to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, it provides the largest international wireless coverage as well as the largest national 4G and Wi-Fi networks.

About CASA

Dallas CASA is an organization of volunteers who are voices for abused and neglected children in court.Today, just in Dallas County, more than 2,000 children who have been removed from their homes are waiting for the courts to decide where they can safely and permanently live.CASA volunteers--Court Appointed Special Advocates--are trained and supervised to make recommendations that help judges decide what is best for each child.For many children, CASA is the only constant during a scary, uncertain time, and a CASA advocate can make an immediate and critical impact on the life of a child.

Source: Pioneer Natural Resources



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