PLANO, Texas, April 25 /CNW/ -- EDS (NYSE: EDS) and Orange County
Choppers (OCC), one of the world's premier builders of custom motorcycles,
today unveiled three EDS Byron Nelson Championship-themed motorcycles at the
TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, the home of the 2007 EDS
Byron Nelson Championship.
The world-famous Teutuls -- Paul Sr., Paul Jr. and Mikey -- the creative
forces behind OCC and stars of the international hit television show,
"American Chopper," built three identical choppers for EDS.
EDS will award one of the motorcycles to the winner of the 2007 EDS Byron
Nelson Championship, the first time in PGA TOUR history that a custom
"chopper" has been awarded to a tournament winner. EDS will donate one of the
custom motorcycles to an online auction to benefit Salesmanship Club Youth and
Family Centers, the children's charity associated with the tournament. The
third chopper will be retained by EDS and used to raise awareness of the EDS
Byron Nelson Championship and the charity it supports.
In addition to the motorcycle auction, EDS will auction a customized
Ultimate Golf Ball Frenzy pinball machine, which has an OCC theme and will be
autographed by the Teutuls and PGA TOUR players participating in the 2007 EDS
Byron Nelson Championship.
EDS will donate all proceeds from the online auctions to Salesmanship
Club Youth and Family Centers.
"We asked the Teutuls to design a motorcycle that would generate
attention for the tournament and honor the legacy of Byron Nelson," said Ron
Rittenmeyer, president and chief operating officer of EDS. "We are thrilled
with the end-product and anticipate the auction bike will raise a considerable
amount of money for Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers."
The auctions go live today, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. CDT and close
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. CDT. For more information, or to place a bid on
these unique auction items, visit http://www.eds.com/auction .
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About the EDS Byron Nelson Championship
The EDS Byron Nelson Championship, a premiere PGA TOUR event, has raised
more money for charity than any other stop on the PGA TOUR. Byron Nelson's
work for the kids continues through the Championship's main charity
beneficiary, Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families
in the Dallas area.
About Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers has gained international recognition from the
popular Discovery Channel TV show "American Chopper." Based in Montgomery,
N.Y., the shop custom builds motorcycles for well-known clients and
corporations from around the world. Paul Teutul, Sr. opened the shop with his
son Paul, Jr. to fuel his passion for motorcycles after successfully growing
Orange County Ironworks into a thriving business. For more information, visit
the website at http://www.orangecountychoppers.com/ .
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