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Navient to host ninth annual golf tournament to benefit Luzerne County Head Start Program

August 22, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient, the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, will host the ninth annual Navient Golf Outing on Monday, Sept. 15 at the Wyoming Valley Country Club in Hanover Township, Pa. The event helps raise funds to support early childhood development programs of the Luzerne County Head Start.

"Luzerne County Head Start is so grateful for the support that we receive from the staff at Navient," said Lynn Evans Biga, executive director, Luzerne County Head Start. "The proceeds that we receive from the annual golf tournament help us to increase our parent and child activities in our centers."

Navient Foundation, the company-sponsored philanthropic organization, awarded a $12,000 grant to help support the event.

Last year, Navient and its employees raised $30,000. This year, they hope to exceed that amount. Registration for the captain and crew tournament begins at 10 a.m. with shotgun start at 11 a.m. The registration fee is $500 per team or $125 per person. The fee includes golf, cart rental, lunch, dinner, a golf shirt and entry for prizes.

Contact Karen Makowski at to pre-register or inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

About Navient

As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of government and higher education clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at Created from the strategic separation of Sallie Mae, Navient began trading on Nasdaq as an independent company on May 1, 2014.

About Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.

As a proven leader in comprehensive early childhood education and family development, Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for at risk children and their families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Navient: Nikki Lavoie, 302-283-4057 Luzerne County Headstart: Lynn Evans Biga, 570-829-6231

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