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Greater Bangor Open sponsors Penquis Autism Community Services

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BANGOR - For 45 years, professional golfers from all over the world have converged on Bangor Municipal Golf Course to compete in the Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament. On July 20, 2011, golfers, sponsors, and supporters from around the region will be supporting Penquis Autism Community Services as they compete in this year's Greater Bangor Open.

This is the second year the Open has named Autism Community Services as the recipient of the donation. Rob Jarvis, PGA certified professional, Bangor Municipal Golf Course, said, "We have had nice response since announcing Penquis Autism Community Services will be our primary charity this year."

The number of Maine children identified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased significantly in the past eight years, 276 percent from 2000 to 2008. "Supporting children and families with Autism creates a stronger community. Every child should have the opportunity to reach his/her highest potential, and this is a way to show our support," said Jarvis.

Penquis Autism Community Services offers case management to families in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties for individuals and children up to 20 years of age who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Consultation is provided to schools and community groups who express an interest in learning more about autism and related disorders. Monthly support groups are offered and an extensive resource lending library is available.

or contact Rob Jarvis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (207) 941-0232. For more information about Penquis Autism Community Services or the support group, call 207-973-3642 or toll-free 1-800-215-4942.

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