HFI Second Annual Golf Tournament - March 4, at HELI-EXPO

Alexandria, VA, Feburary 3, 2011– Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) will be holding its second annual scholarship golf tournament at HELI-EXPO 2011. The tournament is set for Friday, March 4 at the Grande Pines Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Grande Pines is a beautiful golf course — one of 176 in the Orlando area. Sponsorships at all levels and player signup spaces are still available. Sign up online at www.helicopterfoundation.org.

Participation and sponsorship in the tournament is a great opportunity to help deserving students who might otherwise be unable to realize their dream of a rewarding career in aviation. Donations to HFI help to preserve Helicopter history and to support HFI’s Scholarship Program. All proceeds from sponsorships and player signups through the HFI Scholarship Golf Tournament go directly to the HFI Scholarship Fund.

At the tournament, sponsoring companies get to see their company or organization’s logo proclaiming support for HFI’s scholarship program. Player signup is underway. There will be a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start with scramble format. Put together your own foursome or sign up as an individual and we will put you in a group. The course is located on International Drive about a mile and a half south of the Orange County Convention Center.

Companies interested in sponsoring a part of the event or interested players should contact Art Ashton at 360-901-2350 (golf@rotor.com).

If you are flying into Orlando on Friday morning, you can catch a taxi directly to Grande Pines. There will be a place for you to change clothes and to store luggage. HFI will provide transportation to your hotel after the golf dinner. If you would like to travel light, the course has rental clubs available (call ahead to reserve a set). There will be a box lunch waiting for you on arrival and a BBQ dinner after the tournament.

The address: Grande Pines Golf Club

6351 International Golf Club Road, Orlando, FL 32821

Phone: 407-239-6909; Fax: 407-239-7622

If you are driving, the directions to Grande Pines Golf Club can be found at: www.marriott-vacations.com/leisure/golf-courses/grande-pines-golf-club/directions.jsp

Sponsors will be recognized for their support and generosity. Take this opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life! Your support will help to encourage growth in our industry and its workforce, as well as a way to help assure that as our industry expands and attracts high caliber qualified pilots and maintenance professionals to meet future growth.

Each year, HFI awards a number of scholarships received through donations to the Fund. Your participation and contribution can enable deserving young men and women to pursue careers in helicopter aviation. HFI encourages our friends and colleagues in the international helicopter community to join us in supporting this exceptional opportunity to strengthen the helicopter work force.

If you are not a golfer, you can still join us in this effort to expand our scholarship program by making a tax-deductible contribution to The HFI Scholarship Fund. HFI expresses a big thanks to those individuals and businesses who have already donated raffle items for the event. Anyone interested in donating additional raffle items can contact Art Ashton. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Share your success by donating. It is a great way to give back to the international helicopter community. You will benefit come tax time and the students through your support will benefit right away!

Send your contribution to: Helicopter Foundation International, 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2898. Visit our Web site at www.helicopterfoundation.org or call: Martin J. “Marty” Pociask at 703-683-4646. Fax is 703-683-4745.

You can help. Last year’s golf tournament was a huge success. Everyone had a great time. Don’t forget to sign up early because the tournament is sure to fill up fast!

Helicopter Foundation International, (a 501(C)(3) organization) is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the international helicopter community and the education of present and future helicopter professionals. Your donation is fully tax deductible.