ALLENTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI), a global IT services company, has taken the title sponsor role for the upcoming Pennsylvania Women’s Open golf tournament. The event will be held May 25-27 at the Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf, PA.
The Open tournament will bring together some of the top up-and-coming professional women golfers for a two-day tournament being played on a historical Northeastern Pennsylvania golf course. The venerable Valley Club is over 100 years old and will provide a challenging venue for the golfers.
CAI is headquartered in Pennsylvania and has a long history of supporting community-oriented charities. Throughout the company’s 35 year history it has raised significant funds to support those in need. Easter Seals, Big Brother/Big Sisters, inner city education, and student mentoring have long been a foundation of the company’s focus. However, this tournament holds a special significance for the company. The tournament is raising money for a cause that CAI has been an early adopter in – Autism.
The tournament’s beneficiary with be The Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) in Lewisburg, PA. The ADMI provides care for those with autism and developmental disorders. Since 2013 CAI has had an Autism Initiative Program that provides training, staffing, and support for adults with Autism looking for a career in IT. CAI is one of the largest employers of individuals on the Autism Spectrum in the country.
“This event is the perfect venue for pursuing one of our core missions for existing as a business – helping those in need within the communities where we work and live. Partnering with businesses who are interested in supporting meaningful inclusion and diversity in their workplace through Autism gets right to a fundamental value of our company,” said Tom Salvaggio, President of CAI.
CAI currently employs close to 70 Associates with autism. These individuals are performing software testing, data quality assurance, business operations, data mining, and data entry for customers. CAI created this innovative opportunity to leverage the unique talents of people with autism, while providing them a roadmap to develop meaningful IT careers.
This women’s professional golf tournament is being played for the first time since 1995 and for a sizeable purse of $100,000. This is a significant increase from previous women’s golf events and more than twice the purse of the men’s state Open.
“Having this tournament return to a great venue, with a significant purse to play for, and most importantly, for a great cause, is a win for everyone. CAI is proud to be a part of this event and for the support provided to those on the Autism Spectrum,” said Salvaggio.
Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI) is a $600 million privately-held global Information Technology (IT) application management and outsourcing corporation based in Allentown, PA. The company is focused on the development of service models that leverage defined processes and performance metrics in order to maximize visibility, control, and productivity. Established in 1981, the company is comprised of more than 3,500 Associates worldwide with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Company core competencies include Application Support and Development, Managed Staffing, Desktop Services, Quality & Testing Services and IT Consulting.