EDS Presents Piece of PGA TOUR History Designed by Orange County Choppers
to Winner of 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship
PLANO, Texas, April 29 /CNW/ -- EDS today awarded a motorcycle built by
renowned Orange County Choppers to Scott Verplank, the winner of the 2007 EDS
Byron Nelson Championship. The first place chopper, a PGA TOUR first, was
awarded in addition to Verplank's 1.134 million dollar winner's share of the
tournament's purse during closing ceremonies.
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"EDS congratulates Scott for his victory of the 2007 EDS Byron Nelson
Championship," said Ron Rittenmeyer, president and chief operating officer of
EDS. "We are honored to award Scott with this custom motorcycle, which gives
him his own piece of PGA TOUR history. Hopefully it will make his victory this
week even more memorable."
When asked about winning the motorcycle, Verplank said, "Wow! Not sure
I'm big enough or strong enough, but it's going to be a heck of a trophy."
Orange County Choppers, one of the world's premier builders of custom
motorcycles, built two additional identical choppers themed after the EDS
Byron Nelson Championship. EDS donated one of the choppers to an online
auction to benefit Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, the charity of
the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. 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 is auctioning a customized
Ultimate Golf Ball Frenzy pinball machine, which has an OCC theme and was
autographed by the Teutuls and more than 130 of the PGA TOUR players in the
2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship.
EDS will donate all proceeds from the online auctions to Salesmanship
Club Youth and Family Centers. The auctions close Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00
p.m. CDT. For more information, or to place a bid on these unique auction
items, visit 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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