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Golf Outing to Honor Memory of SSOE Intern and University of Toledo College of Engineering Student Frank Forde Allen

Golf Outing to Honor Memory of SSOE Intern and University of Toledo College of Engineering Student Frank Forde AllenTOLEDO, Ohio, July 28, 2010 – SSOE Group, an international engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, will hold its second annual golf outing on September 18 at Heather Downs County Club (3910 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH) to honor the memory of an electrical engineering intern, Frank Forde Allen. Allen was a Co-Op student interning at SSOE when he was killed in a noontime motorcycle accident while on his way to meet his SSOE co-workers. A native of Willoughby, Ohio, Allen was 23 years old when he died. The Allen family was posthumously presented with Frank’s Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, from The University of Toledo, in December, 2008.

In spite of their loss, the Allen family found a way to turn the tragedy into a benefit for several people who were waiting for organ transplants. According to Nancy Ellis, Community Relations Director at Life Connections, six people received life-saving organ transplants and two individuals had their sight restored with donated corneas.

Proceeds from the outing will go to fund the Frank Forde Allen/SSOE Scholarship Foundation. The foundation aims to provide financial aid to a University of Toledo Engineering Student who either graduated from Willoughby South High School or is a current Co-Op student at SSOE. Cash donations will also be accepted during the outing. Tickets are $65.00 per person and include 18 holes of golf, driving range balls, electric golf cart, and lunch.

In addition, participants receive a small prize for playing. Team prizes will also be awarded for first, second, and third place. Individual prizes are planned for special holes like the longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt. Players can also purchase mulligans. A $15,000.00 cash prize will be available to the golfer that gets a ‘hole in one’ on the designated hole. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. with shotgun beginning at 8:00 a.m. For more information call Carrie Powers Miller at 419.255.3830 x1734 or register online at:

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 4 years, SSOE Group focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (Building Design + Construction).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 65-plus year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries. SSOE has completed projects in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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