AV Industry Comes Together To Fight Cancer

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LEWISVILLE, TX--The Audio/Video industry and pancreatic cancer support group members came together to raise awareness and money for the fight against pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2007 at the Bridlewood Golf Course in Lewisville, TX. In a show of continued support, the third annual David Schultz Memorial Golf Tournament raised $30,000 to contribute to the University of Oklahoma Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research fund.

David Schultz began his career as manager of the Brook Theatre in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he became fascinated with audio design and installation. When the Brook closed in the late 1970s, he came to work for the Tulsa office of Ford Audio-Video. During his time in the audio business he worked with Texas-based manufacturer representative firm, Dobbs-Stanford, and national speaker design firm Altec Lansing. The last eight years of his career were back at Ford Audio-Video as manager of the Bid Department.

David died on March 19, 2005 two weeks after learning he had pancreatic cancer. He is remembered as a respected and knowledgeable force in the audio/video industry. His opinion and expertise were valued by his co-workers and competitors.

The golf tournament has become a successful event due to the support of the audio/video industry. In addition to Ford Audio-Video, this year's sponsors included Crestron Electronics, JBL Pro, Crown International, Barco Folsom, Middle Atlantic Products, Audio-Technica U.S., Draper, Extron Electronics, FSR, Liberty Wire & Cable, Rapco International, and Sennheiser Electronics Corporation. Members from the OU Pancreatic Cancer support group attending the event included the Walker and Laakan families as well as the Schultz family.

The fourth annual tournament, hosted by Ford Audio-Video and the Schultz family is scheduled to be in Denver, Colorado. For more information on this year's tournament or to participate in the Denver tournament, please contact Sally Bushong-Schultz.

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