American Airlines and Sponsors Golf for LA's Children

29th Annual Flagship Charities Event Contributes to Four Children's Charities

Sep 19, 2011, 11:46 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, American Airlines demonstrates once again it is a global airline with a strong focus on the communities it serves. In this case through its 29th annual Flagship Charities Golf Classic and Awards Banquet, which is being held at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles.  To date, the event has raised $4.1 million for four local charities:  Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House®, Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center, Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley and the Something mAAgic® Foundation.

Chaired by Cathy Berg, American's Regional Vice President – Western Division, and Debbie Pattillo, American's Manager – Diversity Markets, donations have tripled since the event's inception, making it one of the largest-grossing charity golf tournaments in Los Angeles.  The focus on children and their families stems from American's emphasis on corporate responsibility. One of its primary areas of concentration is the American Airlines Kids in Need(SM) program.

"American is blessed to have a large workforce that actively volunteers within their communities, plus a corporate culture with a long-term commitment to corporate responsibility and serving those local communities," said Berg.  "We understand that we must give back to our neighbors if we are going to have a positive social impact beyond running our business.  Our relationship with customers extends beyond their day of travel.  We want to be part of people's lives and make their communities better."

For more information on American's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit and select Corporate Responsibility in the About Us section.  To learn more about American's commitment to children, visit

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website,®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

About Something mAAgic Foundation

The Something mAAgic Foundation® Inc., is a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers who are current and former employees of American Airlines, American Eagle and American Airlines Federal Credit Union (AAFCU). It supports the missions of Give Kids The World Village® and other children's organizations to create mAAgical memories for children with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, visit

About the American Airlines Kids in Need Program

The American Airlines Kids in Need(SM) program provides worldwide support for children and their families, as well as for organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with needs for medical, educational, social services issues and/or for those that heighten public awareness of children's issues. Beneficiaries of the program include individuals as well as organizations with needs related to medical, educational and social concerns, and/or causes that heighten public awareness of children's issues.

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