NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Cannon, a unit of ITT Industries
(NYSE: IIN), hosted hundreds of golfers from throughout the electronics
industry during a recent charitable tournament that benefited the Muscular
Dystrophy Association (MDA).
The 11th annual ITT Cannon "Golf Classic" raised over $125,000
(net) for MDA. MDA is a voluntary health organization dedicated to
eradicating 40 neuromuscular diseases, many of which are fatal. Muscular
dystrophy can strike at any age, but often affects children.
"This year, the ITT Cannon golf classic raised more money for MDA than in
any other single year in our history," said Tony Cantalice, Tournament
Chairman. He also serves as ITT Cannon's Director of Credit Operations. "Our
grand total for all 11 tournaments is now $1.2 million net."
Gerry Gendron, President of ITT Cannon, commented, "We are proud that each
year our customers, colleagues, business associates and even competitors join
together to collectively help raise funds to support the men, women and
children served by MDA."
The 1997 tournament was held in May at the Desert Inn Resort & Casino in
Las Vegas. The hotel boast's the only golf course on the Las Vegas Strip and
is home to PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA events.
Tournament host was world-famous comedian Norm Crosby. He and pop music
star Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers treated tournament attendees to a
Las Vegas-style show the night before the golf competition.
Among the electronics industry companies providing sponsorship to the ITT
Cannon "Golf Classic" were: AMP, AVX Corp., Baka Corp., Brandel-Stephens
& Co., C. Hofbauer Inc., EETimes magazine, Glenair Inc., ITT Industries,
Molex, Pacific Systems Ltd., Pan Pacific Electronics, Inc., PEI-Genesis,
Precision Stamping Inc., Thomas & Betts Corp., and Time Electronics.
American Airlines was also a key sponsor.
Cantalice said that the 1998 tournament will be held Sunday, May 10 and
Monday, May 11, once again at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas.
ITT Cannon is an international supplier of electronic components,
interconnect systems, switches, test accessories, information card technology
and high speed structured cabling systems and services.
ITT Industries (http:\\www.ittind.com) is a leading worldwide diversified
manufacturing company, with 1996 sales of $8.4 billion dollars from its three
primary business segments: Automotive, Defense & Electronics, and Fluid
Technology. ITT Automotive is one of the largest independent suppliers of
systems and components to automotive manufacturers. ITT Defense & Electronics
is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of high technology
electronic systems and components for defense and commercial markets. ITT
Fluid Technology is one of the world's leading manufacturers of products,
systems and services for the movement, measurement, and control of fluids.
In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' stock is
traded under the symbol ("IIN") on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Frankfurt and
SOURCE ITT Cannon
CONTACT: Glenn Leibowitz of ITT Cannon, 714-757-8223