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More than 300 golfers, tennis players to raise funds for Tourette Syndrome Association at New York Golf & Tennis Classic; Jones Lang LaSalle has raised more than $3M since 2007
NEW YORK, August 15, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle is sponsoring the 18th annual New York Golf & Tennis Classic, which will be hosted on Sept. 23 by the national Tourette Syndrome Association. More than 300 golfers and tennis players will attend the fundraising event at the Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Avenue in Rye, N.Y.
Jones Lang LaSalle has sponsored the New York Golf & Tennis Classic since 2007 and raised more than $3 million for the TSA. The event draws hundreds of people who buy sponsorships ranging from $900 to $20,000 either to play golf at one of Westchester Country Club’s two 18-hole golf courses, including the club’s championship West Course; or to play tennis at one of the facility’s 15 Har-Tru and five grass tennis courts.
“Tourette Syndrome does not often receive a lot of attention since it affects a relatively small group of people around the nation,” said Raymond Quartararo, vice chairman, with Jones Lang LaSalle. “Because Tourette Syndrome does not typically draw the same kind of funding levels that other disorders attract, the money raised at the New York Golf Classic is a significant part of helping the TSA continue its mission.”
The New York Golf & Tennis Classic is one of four major events held by the national TSA each year. It has been highly successful over the past decade, raising significant funds for the TSA in its mission to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome.
To register for the New York Golf & Tennis Classic, please visit http://tsa-usa.org/give/JLLGolf.html.
Tourette Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that manifests in early childhood or adolescence commonly between the ages of 5 and 18. It is characterized by tics — involuntary rapid, sudden movements and/or vocal outbursts that occur repeatedly. Symptoms change periodically in number, frequency, type and severity, even disappearing for weeks or months at a time. Commonly, motor tics may be eye blinking, head jerking, shoulder shrugging and facial grimacing, and vocal tics can be throat clearing, sniffing and tongue clicking.
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Tourette Syndrome AssociationMarked by involuntary vocal sounds and physical movements called tics, Tourette Syndrome is an inherited neurological condition frequently misunderstood and misdiagnosed, affecting more than 200,000 Americans. Founded in 1972, the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) is celebrating its 41st year as the only national, voluntary health organization for people with Tourette Syndrome. The TSA has a three-pronged mission to identify the cause of, control the effects of, and to find a cure for Tourette Syndrome through education, research and service. The TSA directs a network of 33 Chapters and more than 150 support groups across the country. For more information about TS, call 1-888-4-TOURET or visit http://tsa-usa.org.
About Jones Lang LaSalleJones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.3 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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