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January 25, 2010
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Helps Orlando Health Collect 24 Pallets of Supplies for Haiti
Partners with Harvest Time International to deliver supplies
ORLANDO, Fla. (January 25, 2010) --- Today, Orlando Health delivered the first of 24 pallets of supplies to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The first shipment, consisting of 10 pallets of personal hygiene items, donated by Orlando Health team members, was delivered to Harvest Time International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is active in providing relief, both emergency and long-term, to hurricane, tornado, floods, etc. in Central Florida as well as nationally and internationally.
Orlando Health team member volunteers sorted, palletized and stretch-wrapped the donated supplies in preparation for the deliveries.
Last week, a group of Orlando Health team member volunteers sorted, palletized and stretch-wrapped the donated supplies in preparation for the deliveries. The donation and preparation projects gave team members a way to participate in the relief effort.
“The effects of this disaster are far-reaching, particularly here in Central Florida and Orlando Health, where many of our residents and team members are of Haitian origin with family who have been directly impacted by the earthquake,” said Michael Howell, MD, chief medical quality officer, Orlando Regional Medical Center. “The outpouring of compassion from within Orlando Health was so great, we established drop-off points to give all of our team members a way to participate in the relief effort.”
The remaining 14 pallets, consisting of 10 pallets of medical supplies and four pallets of water, will be delivered directly to a medical facility in Haiti by an international shipping company later this week. Combined, the 24 pallets represent 337 cases of supplies.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a $1.5 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of hospitals and care centers in the Orlando region. The organization, which includes the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. They are: Orlando Regional Medical Center; Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies; Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; South Seminole Hospital; South Lake Hospital (50 percent partnership); St. Cloud Regional Medical Center (20 percent partnership) and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando – the first affiliate of one of the nation’s premier cancer centers The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Orlando Health’s areas of clinical excellence are heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, surgery, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynecology.
Orlando Health is Central Florida’s fifth largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees and more than 2,000 affiliated physicians, all of whom support our philosophy of providing high quality care and service when it matters most. We prove this everyday with over 100,000 inpatient admissions and more than 600,000 outpatient visits each year. In all, Orlando Health serves 1.6 million Central Florida residents and nearly 3,000 international patients annually. Additionally, Orlando Health provides approximately $198 million in support of community health needs. More information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.
Posted by scurry at 11:44 AM
January 21, 2010
ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD SOARS WITH JETBLUE AIRWAYS
-- Tournament Announces Sponsor and the
Title Sponsor of Birdies for Babies — Value Airline JetBlue Airways --
ORLANDO‚ Fla. (January 19‚ 2010) — The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by
MasterCard is Orlando’s signature sporting event being held March 22-28 at Arnold Palmer’s
Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Now in its 32nd year‚ the tournament is pleased to announce value
airline JetBlue Airways‚ as a sponsor.
JetBlue is now the official airline partner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by
MasterCard‚ and the preferred airline partner of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center‚ Arnold
Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge and its business travel purchases and guests through 2011.
JetBlue is also the title sponsor of one of the tournament’s annual fundraising programs‚ Birdies
for Babies delivered by JetBlue. The airline will match the total funds raised and JetBlue will
also award one of the grand prizes for the fundraiser — a package of two roundtrip flights to any
of JetBlue’s 60 domestic and international destinations.
“By aligning our brand and our culture with these great partners and Arnold Palmer‚ in particular‚
we hope to inspire fun and friendly competition while giving back to the communities we serve‚'"
said Dave Barger‚ CEO of JetBlue Airways. "Mr. Palmer’s personal commitment to the well
being of so many through his charities is inspiring‚ and something we look forward to being a
part of for years to come.”
“It’s great to have such a generous sponsorship for the Birdies for Babies program in only its
second year‚ said Jeffrey Muddell‚ Arnold Palmer Medical Center vice president. “We are
looking forward to raising a lot of money this year‚ especially now with the support of JetBlue.”
JetBlue will also donate complimentary flights to the Arnold Palmer Medical Center‚ which will
allow the hospitals to help patients and their families with their travel needs when appropriate.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better company to align the tournament with‚” said Scott
Wellington‚ Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard tournament director. “We’re
very happy to see that others share the tournament’s views on the value of supporting the
Arnold Palmer Medical Center and the Central Florida community.
Additionally‚ JetBlue is now the tournament sponsor for the Champions for Arnold’s Kids event
being held March 21 and 22‚ 2010 and will also appear in the expo area during the tournament
week. In addition to Birdies for Babies delivered by JetBlue‚ the airline will develop new
volunteer programs to work directly with and support the hospitals served by the Arnold Palmer
For more information visit ArnoldPalmerInvitational.com.
About the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard
The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard will hold its 32nd annual tournament
March 22-28‚ 2010. The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard is one of Central
Florida’s signature events‚ a premier sporting event and a highlight of the PGA TOUR‚ attracting
some of the greatest talent in golf. The entire event is overseen and directed by one of the
game’s all-time greats — Arnold Palmer. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Arnold
Palmer Medical Center‚ including Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer
Hospital for Women & Babies.
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value‚ service
and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares‚ JetBlue is
now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom
seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on
aircraft "BetaBlue‚" a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only
airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights‚ with meaningful and specific compensation for
customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit
www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 60 cities with 600 daily flights. With
JetBlue‚ all seats are assigned‚ all travel is ticketless‚ all fares are one-way‚ and an overnight
stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583)‚
TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.
About Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies‚ supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical
Center Foundation‚ is a 285-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of women
and babies. The hospital includes comprehensive fetal diagnostics and labor and
delivery services‚ a regional center for neonatal intensive care‚ maternal intensive care
and women’s services. Annually‚ more than 14̵000 babies are expected to be born at
Winnie Palmer Hospital‚ making it the busiest labor and delivery unit in the state of
Florida. To learn more‚ visit www.winniepalmerhospital.com.
Lindsey Levy‚ Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard
407-841-2299 ext. 1264
JetBlue Corporate Communications
Posted by scurry at 01:23 PM
January 11, 2010
PALMER ATTENDS PHOENIX OPEN 75TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Three-time Phoenix Open winner Arnold Palmer will be attending a luncheon for the 75th anniversary of the event Tuesday January 12, 2010 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.
Palmer, who won the Open in 1961-63, will join last year's champion Kenny Perry and Golf Channel broadcaster Kraig Kann who will emcee the event.
The luncheon will focus on the history of the Phoenix Open and the host Thunderbirds.
The Open began in 1932 but was not played from 1936-38. It resumed annually in 1939, and moved from Phoenix to Scottsdale in 1987.
Palmer won the 1962 Open by 12 strokes over Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper at the Phoenix Country Club. He took home a winner's check for $5,300. Palmer's last top-five finish at the Open was 1978.
Perry took home $1.08 million for winning the 2009 Open.
With a new sponsor, the Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played Feb. 22-28 at the TPC Scottsdale.
Posted by scurry at 10:47 AM
January 08, 2010
AP Golf Card Game, Among First Apps on Intel's AppUpSM Center
INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 8, 2010 –- As unveiled Thursday during President and CEO Paul Otellini's CES keynote speech, Intel Corporation has launched a beta version of its software application (app) store -- the Intel AppUpSM center -- for the popular category of netbook computers. The first apps are now available for free download or purchase by visiting www.intelappup.com, where consumers can find the store.
The first apps are now available for immediate free download or purchase. These apps cover education, entertainment, games, health, social networking and other categories.
Among the first apps is the Arnold Palmer Golf Card Game.
Four other Intel industry partners Acer, Asus, Dell and Samsung -- also announced store collaboration and plans.
Posted by scurry at 05:39 PM
Golf Channel Features API Trophy on the Set of Golf Central
With the year’s first telecast of Golf Central in stunning high definition, Golf Channel not only revealed the network’s new, high-definition-capable studio, it also showcased a little bit of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard to viewers around the world.
The new-look Golf Channel studio features high-tech elements and contemporary stylings, with four, separate "environments" from which various studio shows originate. In addition to the main Golf Central desk, an analyst desk and demonstration areas, the studio also features an interview/conversation area bedecked with replica trophies from some of the most noted tournaments and special events in professional golf. The API replica produced by Tiffany’s will live permanently on the set, joining others from THE PLAYERS Championship, The Presidents Cup and the FedExCup.
Posted by scurry at 04:04 PM
January 05, 2010
PALMER ON ESPN
Arnold Palmer visited the ESPN offices in Bristol Connecticut in August 2009 making an appearance on SportsCenter and while there filmed one of the renowned 'This is SportsCenter' commercials.
ESPN.com's Jason Sobel covered the entire August 26, 2009 visit by accompanying Mr. Palmer and posting periodic live blog entries throughout the day. Read "Spending the day with Arnold Palmer" on the ESPN website or listen to the Podcast.
Later in the afternoon on the ESPN campus, someone asked Mr. Palmer if he could chip a golf ball into a cup of Arnold Palmer.
Posted by scurry at 05:16 PM