Zodiac Pool Systems Inc Participates as Sponsor in NEGU Golf Classic

Never Ever Give Up Motto and Joy Jars encourage kids to keep a positive attitude

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 23, 2011 – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. will sponsor in the first annual NEGU Golf Classic and Fashion Show, to be held Sept. 12, 2011 at Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano to help raise funds and encouragement for pediatric cancer patients. NEGU (Never Ever Give Up) is the motto of the organization, inspired by Jessie Joy Rees, a 12-year old girl fighting an inoperable brain tumor.

Zodiac Pool Systems, a leading manufacturer of pool and spa products, is a natural fit as a sponsor. Jessie was a swim team member for four years of the Mission Viejo Nadadores, one of the top swim teams in the United States, when she was diagnosed in March 2011. Her father, Erik Rees, is on the Nadadores board of directors and runs the NEGU Foundation.

Troy Franzen, executive vice president of Zodiac Pool Systems, also has a daughter on the Nadadores swim team and has known the Rees family for several years. “Jessie is a very spirited, positive, caring girl who is concerned about the other children she has met while attending therapy. She developed ‘Joy Jars’ filled with toys, activities and coupons for the kids who are hospital-bound, and Team NEGU was founded to support the distribution of them. Jessie’s love of swimming and her desire to help others resonated with us at Zodiac.”

More than 500 Joy Jars have been distributed in just four months to encourage kids to keep fighting and to keep a positive attitude. The Golf Classic and Fashion Show has been developed to increase revenue to fund the effort. Registration for the golf tourney is available at http://www.thenegufoundation.org/golf/. As a Par sponsor, Zodiac will donate a cash contribution and field a team for the tournament. It is also donating support for publicity efforts.

According to Erik Rees, “Zodiac cares beyond the pool. When they heard we were looking for corporate sponsors, they stepped right up. We are grateful.”

About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.

To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.

Beth Walsh
Clearpoint Agency for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.

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