SAN CARLOS, Calif. — August 31, 2009 — MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure software for information applications, today announced that its Government Division is sponsoring an invitation-only golf tournament to be held September 10, 2009 at Westfields Golf Club in Northern Virginia. The golf tournament will benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP offers programs like career and benefits counseling, adaptive sports opportunities and post-traumatic stress seminars to aid in the transition from a hospital bed to an independent and productive life.
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Dan Nevins, who lost both legs as a result of injuries sustained in Iraq, can now play golf, a sport he learned through rehabilitative golfing events offered by WWP. Nevins will take part in the charity golf tournament and is a testament to the many ways the Jacksonville-based nonprofit organization is helping to ensure this generation of veterans is the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation’s history.
“Golf was my saving grace during recovery,” said Nevins. “There is something incredibly peaceful about the golf course and I have seen it heal both physical and psychological wounds. It’s really so much more than just a game.”
“We are pleased to support Wounded Warrior Project and its inspirational work helping severely injured veterans readapt to daily life,” said Dave Kellogg, chief executive officer, MarkLogic Corporation.
If you are interested in participating in the golf tournament, please contact Randall Jackson, vice president, federal sales, MarkLogic Corporation. For members of the press, please contact Jason Tidwell. If you would like to support the Wounded Warrior Project, you may make a tax deductible donation online here.
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call (904) 296-7350 or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.