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SBC Classic Presents Local Hospital With Major Donation

Champions Tour Event to Provide $110,000 to Benefit Southern California Healthcare Community

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., (August 15, 2005) – The SBC Classic, an annual Champions Tour golf tournament in Valencia, Calif., announced today that it will donate $110,000 to the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation to benefit the foundation’s plans to renovate its emergency department, which will include creation of a new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. SBC Senior Vice President (South) Dave Nichols will present the donation at a special ceremony on Tuesday, August 16, at 9:30 a.m. outside the front doors of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita.


 


"SBC is thrilled to help provide local Southern California residents with larger and better equipped health facilities," said Nichols. "The Champions Tour and the SBC Classic are deeply committed to giving back to local communities, and our annual tournament has been a fantastic venue for encouraging local residents to enjoy the best in golf while connecting with fellow residents and raising money to help local charities, such as the hospital."


 


The SBC Classic donation is part of $10 million raised to date towards a $12 million campaign to more than double the size of the current emergency department at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The donation efforts will also support the development of a new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Construction of the new facilities broke ground in March of 2005 and have an expected completion date of fall 2006.  


 


“We are pleased and proud of our partnership with the SBC Classic, and we are grateful for the significant contribution toward the tournament’s $250,000 pledge to support the hospital’s ‘Campaign for the Next Generation of Care’,” said Diana Vose, president of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation.The commitment from SBC is a meaningful expression of support for the advancement of healthcare in the Santa Clarita Valley.”


  


Each year the SBC Classic invites charities and nonprofit organizations to join the “Champions for Charity” and “Charity Partners” programs, which provide organizations with the opportunity to utilize the SBC Classic to generate funds through the sale of tickets and corporate hospitality.



About Valencia Country Club


Since its public opening in 1965, the Valencia Country Club has been recognized as one of Southern California's premier golfing venues. Featuring a masterful design by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Valencia is perhaps best known for its pristine putting surfaces and traditional hole designs. Typifying the best of Jones' creations, Valencia offers unique rewards and penalties for players of all skill levels. From the complete novice to the most seasoned professional, Valencia has something to inspire anyone who may venture onto this piece of golf perfection. For additional information call 661-254-4401 or visit www.valenciagolfclub.com.


 


About Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital


Located in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital (HMNMH) is a not-for-profit community hospital and trauma center committed to improving the health of the Santa Clarita Valley community through compassion and excellence in healthcare services. HMNMH provides trauma and emergency services, critical care, surgery, obstetrics and women’s services, oncology, acute and outpatient rehabilitation, medical surgical and telemetry units, behavioral health, transitional care, smoking cessation, and wound care. The hospital’s Emergency Department is a paramedic base station for LA County Paramedics and certified for pediatric care.  Additionally, it is one of only 13 Trauma Centers in Los Angeles County and consistently measured against benchmarks for excellence nationwide. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com.


 


 


About SBC Communications


SBC Communications Inc. is a Fortune 50 company whose subsidiaries, operating under the SBC brand, provide a full range of voice, data, networking, e-business, directory publishing and advertising, and related services to businesses, consumers and other telecommunications providers. SBC holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which serves 50.4 million wireless customers. SBC companies provide high-speed DSL Internet access lines to more American consumers than any other provider and are among the nation's leading providers of Internet services. SBC companies also offer satellite TV service. Additional information about SBC and SBC products and services is available at www.sbc.com.