July 11, 2011 – Webster, NY – Relph Benefit Advisors is the Presenting Sponsor for the CDS Foundation’s 24th Annual “Teeing Off for Abilities” Golf Tournament this year.  Relph Benefit Advisors has committed $11,000 towards the tournament this year, which will benefit Veterans in CDS’ Warrior SALUTE™ Program.  The tournament will take place on Monday, July 11th at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY.  The day kicks off with registration and breakfast at 8am, a shotgun start at 10am, followed by a midday lunch, with dinner and the award presentation taking place at 4:30pm.

“I would like to thank the CDS Foundation for helping to raise money for the Warrior SALUTE Program.  The proceeds from this year’s tournament will allow CDS to continue to help Veterans, and their families, to make the transition back into their communities and also to achieve their personal dreams and goals,” stated Sankar Sewnauth, CDS President/CEO.

The CDS Foundation helps provide money for otherwise unfunded areas of need for CDS, Inc.   For over 34 years, CDS has been a leader in offering both quality and choice of services to people with developmental disabilities. CDS provides service coordination, residential, employment, and day-habilitation services throughout Monroe and Wayne County.   Most recently, CDS started the SALUTE program.

SALUTE helps service members and their families regain their lives and dreams by providing quality employment opportunities, as well as clinical and rehabilitative services. This program is 100% funded by donations, which allows our veterans with service-connected brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to transition back to civilian life through physical and occupational therapy, vocational training and job placement assistance, resume preparation and employment counseling, independent living skills training, individual and group counseling, art and music therapy, and temporary housing.  For more information on CDS’ SALUTE program, please visit www.cdswarriorsalute.org

Founded in 1966, and now with more than 110 employees, Relph Benefit Advisors is the largest independent firm located in upstate New York devoted exclusively to employee benefits consulting, advisory services, and benefits administration. Unlike many of its competitors that are less specialized, Relph Benefit Advisors’ focus on employee benefits is undiluted by other services such as banking, general liability insurance, employee recruiting or human resources consulting. 

To learn more about how to support programs at CDS, please visit www.cdsfoundation.org.