LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a Douglas County-based national provider of voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses, today announced that the 2012 tw telecom Charity Invitational golf tournament raised $380,000 to benefit SungateKids. SungateKids is a Denver area-based non-profit children's advocacy center for victims of child abuse and their families. 100% of the proceeds go directly to SungateKids.
"The success of this tournament is incredible and continues to grow," said Diana Goldberg, Executive Director for SungateKids. "We are overwhelmed by the generosity of tw telecom and their partners that contributed to this event. More than 1,200 victims of child abuse will directly benefit from the financial support this year's event provides."The tw telecom Charity Invitational took place August 27th at the Country Club at Castle Pines in northern Douglas County. More than 70 companies and 192 golfers participated in this year's event. The goal of the tournament was to raise awareness and money to fund the mission and work of SungateKids. tw telecom and its participating vendors have raised over $1 million at this tournament in the last three years. SungateKids is a national leader in providing forensic interviews to child victims of crime. Victims of abuse are interviewed by trained forensic interviewers in a safe environment. SungateKids is accredited by the National Children's Alliance and provides support services to victims and their families. The interviews conducted at SungateKids are instrumental in prosecuting perpetrators of abuse. "SungateKids provides tremendous support and resources to the child victims of abuse and their families," said Larissa Herda, Chairman, CEO and President of tw telecom. "We are honored to host this golf event and we thank our vendors and partners for their participation and support." About SungateKids SungateKids, a 501c3 organization, based in Denver, is a national leader in providing forensic interviews and support for child victims of crime and abuse. SungateKids' nationally recognized forensic interviewers provide families with hope and healing and are trained experts in the art and science of interviewing children. These experts help children safely reveal the truth about a crime. Last year, SungateKids' forensic interviewers conducted more than 700 interviews and provided ancillary services and ongoing support to over 1,000 children and their non-offending family members. For more information, visit www.sungatekids.org About tw telecom tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in business Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information. SOURCE tw telecom