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Axiom Charity Golf Tournament to Support Washington Area Fisher Houses

July 27, 2004

Falls Church, VA . Axiom Resource Management, Inc. announced today that the company has concluded arrangements for its third annual charity golf tournament. Each year Axiom's staff, friends, and supporters gather for a day of good cheer and camaraderie, with proceeds from the golf tourney benefiting local philanthropic causes. This year's Axiom Charity Golf Tournament will benefit the Fisher House Foundation. By special arrangement, 100 percent of the money donated this year will be dedicated to supporting the Fisher House mission at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, and Malcolm Grow Medical Center.

"Here at Axiom we know that our success is completely a result of our ability to work effectively as a team," said Axiom Partner Kevin Riley. "Many of our staff members have spent years wearing the uniform of our military services and still feel a part of the military team. We're proud to dedicate this year's event to a team that does great work for military families-the Fisher House Foundation."

Fisher Houses are located on the campus of 32 military and veterans medical centers, offering families the chance to stay as close as possible to loved ones requiring hospitalization for illnesses, wounds, or other injuries.

Each year Fisher Houses provide a home away from home for 7,000 families, and since the first Fisher House opened in 1990, more than 1,500,000 days of lodging have been extended to families of veterans, active duty personnel, or family members receiving treatment at military and veterans medical centers.

This year's tournament gets underway at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 6th, at the Gunston course at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Registration fees are $90 per player for military personnel, $100 for non-military players. Golfers may choose to register as individuals or to build a foursome and register as a team. Registration closes Friday, September 17th.

Fisher Houses open their doors to eligible families often at no cost. When families can help defray the costs of housing the average charge is less than $10 a day. Compared to prices at local hotels, Fisher Houses have saved participating families as much as $60 million since the program began.

"With our nation fighting a war against global terrorism," said Frank Cumberland, Axiom vice-president for communications, "and with every branch of service fully engaged, we concluded that no cause was more worthy of support this year. Fisher Houses offer a beacon of light to military families facing very tough situations. We want to help Fisher Houses as they help true heroes-America's military families."

For more information regarding Axiom's charity golf tournament or work of the Fisher House Foundation, visit Axiom's website at or contact Frank Cumberland at 703-998-0237, ext. 222.

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