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Wiley X to sponsor 21st annual Swing for Sight Golf Classic, supporting the work of Prevent Blindness Mid Atlantic

Golf ClassicMore Than 200 Golfers Will Tee Off June 11 Near Richmond, Virginia, Shooting to Help Preserve Sight and Prevent Blindness Among Children and Adults
Wiley X, ® Inc. has signed up to once again sponsor the 21st Annual Swing For Sight Golf Classic, set for June 11, 2012 at the Hermitage Country Club near Richmond, Virginia. This popular tournament is expected to field 200 golfers and raise more than $90,000 to support Prevent Blindness Mid Atlantic, a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving sight and preventing blindness in both children and adults.

Wiley X will be providing 75 pairs of its advanced performance eyewear products, which will be featured in the event’s “Deal of the Day” program designed to increase fundraising efforts through special raffles, gifts, player benefits and prizes. Wiley X’s involvement in this program last year boosted the success of the overall tournament and raised additional funds to support the vision screening activities of Prevent Blindness Mid Atlantic.

“We are proud to support this tournament and the ongoing efforts of Prevent Blindness”, said Myles Freeman, Jr., Co-Owner of Wiley X.  “For more than 25 years, our company has built its reputation on protecting people’s vision, whether it’s at play, on the job — even on the battlefield. Wiley X is the only premium performance sunglasses brand whose entire line meets the stringent ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, providing serious protection against a wide range of dangers found in the outdoors. This is why you’ll find Wiley X eyewear on the faces of NASCAR drivers, professional fishermen, soldiers — and of course, golfers,” added Freeman.

Wiley X offers several stylish sunglass families particularly popular with athletes who call the “Back 9” home. Wiley X’s state of the art, Rx-ready frames and lenses do more than protect the wearer against flying dust, low-hanging limbs or even rocks kicked up by a golf cart. They also provide the eye comfort and sharp vision that can help competitive golfers read greens better and shave a few strokes off their score. And with their stylish good looks and comfort, there’s no need to take them off when kicking back around the clubhouse with friends and fellow competitors.

To learn more about the upcoming Swing for Sight Golf Classic or the ongoing activities of Prevent Blindness Mid Atlantic, visit
For more information about Wiley X’s complete line of premium performance sunwear for fashion and virtually any outdoor activity — visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at

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