Proceeds to benefit House Ear Institute hearing health programs and TEC Awards’ TECnology Hall of Fame
March 12, 2010 — Walnut Creek, CA—Some of the world’s most renowned music producers and engineers, along with professionals from the pro audio industry’s leading production facilities, manufacturers and distributors will converge for the 15th Annual TEC L.A. Open, to be held Monday, May 17, at the Malibu Country Club. Returning as Honorary Chairman is famed recording engineer Al Schmitt, a member of the TEC Awards© Hall of Fame and recipient of 21 Grammys ®, as well as the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Over the past fourteen years the TEC L.A. Open has established a tradition of friendly competition and generous support for the TEC Foundation’s programs,” says tournament director Karen Dunn. “We are excited to be celebrating our 15th anniversary and especially grateful to our many sponsors and loyal golfers.”
Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the popular charity event will be sponsored for the third consecutive year by Guitar Center Professional. Proceeds of the tournament support the House Ear Institute’s hearing health outreach services for audio professionals and the TEC Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame, recognizing the most historically significant audio innovations and inventors, held annually at the AES Convention.
“We have partnered with the TEC Foundation for many years to address the hearing health concerns of people working in the audio profession,” said Marilee Potthoff, director of community education & outreach, House Ear Institute. “The Foundation’s support this year will help us provide greater direct outreach to sound professionals in need of our hearing health expertise.”
Besides the traditional Longest Drive, Closest-to-the Pin and Putting contests, there will be a chipping contest alongside the various competitions managed by ever-popular Pin-Up Golf. Players will also have the chance to walk away with some exciting prizes, including a brand new car for a Hole-In-One. The day will conclude with a dinner and awards presentation, along with a raffle and silent auction featuring an assortment of donated audio equipment, musical instruments, wine and gift packages from sponsors and other supporters.
Along with the traditional sponsorships (including Contest Holes, Box Lunch, Golf Cart, Golf Balls and 19th Hole), this year the TEC Foundation will also be offering a Cigar Sponsorship, Coffee Bar Sponsorship and an Ice Cream Sandwich Sponsorship, as well as customized Hole Sponsorships that will fit any budget.
Sponsorships, foursomes and individual tickets are available now online. For more information about these and the silent auction or raffle, please visit visit the website or contact Karen Dunn at (925) 708-0307.
The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization founded in 1990 and headquartered in Walnut Creek, California. In addition to encouraging and honoring audio excellence through the annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards©, the Foundation promotes hearing health in the music environment and presents annual scholarships for students of the audio and music arts and sciences.