May 8, 2019
November 6, 2017
May is National Awareness Month for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Since 2001, the Sundt Foundation has hosted a variety of sporting events to benefit ALS research in honor of Mike Gaines, a beloved member of the Sundt family who lost his life to the disease at 49. After his battle with ALS forced him to retire, Mike wanted to raise money for ALS research so that no one else would have to suffer. To date, the Mike Gaines Charitable Fundraising Events initiative has raised over $2 million dollars, with funds donated to the ALS Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association.
From left to right: Sara Gwaltney (ALS), Julia Marsili (ALS), Aly Gartin (Sundt), Amy Sugimoto (ALS), Stephanie Daniels (ALS), and Madison Jones (Sundt) hold a check for the ALS Association.
In honor of National ALS Awareness month, Sundt’s Sacramento location hosted the 10th Annual Mike Gaines Golf Tournament at Woodcreek Golf Club in Roseville, California. The event was a huge success and raised over $50,000 to benefit the ALS Association.
Sundt CEO Mike Hoover, VP and Regional Director Jim Larrieu, Building Group President Teri Jones and Project Executive Mike Mielcarek came out to add their support and show off their skills.
Amy Sugimoto, Executive Director of the ALS Association’s Greater Sacramento Chapter, spoke to the success of the event and expressed her thanks: “The Chapter is grateful for Sundt’s commitment to funding research programs to find treatments and a cure for ALS. By hosting golf tournaments in the Sacramento region and beyond, Sundt has truly changed the landscape of ALS research in memory of their friend Mike Gaines. We appreciate all who participated in the tournament at Woodcreek Golf Club on May 3rd. Thank you to the Sundt team for your work and tireless dedication to eliminating ALS.”
Since 2001, Mike Gaines events have raised over $2 million dollars for the ALS Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association.
June 5, 2017
Some of the Wounded Warriors Sundt hosted at the Mike Gaines golf event in San Antonio.
Sundt employee-owners and industry partners don’t let a little rough weather get in the way of supporting a good cause.
A sold-out field of players braved cool weather and wind gusts of nearly 40 mph in San Antonio last month to play in our Mike Gaines golf event at the Silverhorn Golf Club of Texas. Included in the group were 15 Wounded Warriors who we hosted and presented with golf shirts.
The players and other sponsors combined to contribute $31,200 to support ALS research conducted by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Our company and industry partners support the fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, by holding five golf tournaments and a trap-shooting event at locations across the Southwest.
The events honor the memory of Mike Gaines, a longtime Sundt employee-owner who died in 2002 from ALS complications. The events, which started with a golf tournament in Tucson in 2001, have raised almost $2 million.
March 23, 2017
Longest drive with a short driver is one of the activities at our Mike Gaines events.
Sundt’s commitment to raising research money and awareness about ALS continues Friday with our Mike Gaines golf tournament at the Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego.
Our company and industry partners support the fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, by holding five golf tournaments and a trap-shooting event at locations across the Southwest. They honor the memory of Mike Gaines, a longtime Sundt employee-owner who died in 2002 from ALS complications. The events, which started with a golf tournament in Tucson in 2001, have raised more than $1.9 million.
There are still a few spots available for the San Diego event. Check here for more information. After San Diego, the next golf tournament is Oct. 27 in San Antonio.
November 2, 2016
Our team from the Banner-University Medical Center Tucson project won the Mike Gaines golf event.
Sundt employee-owners, subcontractors and partners showed their generosity once again by supporting the Mike Gaines Golf Tournament in Tucson.
The event, held March 10 at Arizona National Golf Club, raised $18,500 to assist the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s research into ALS. Mike was a longtime Sundt employee-owner who died in 2002 from ALS complications. The golf tournaments, held in several locations across the country where Sundt does business, started in Tucson in 2001 and have brought in more than $1.7 million.
Members of the joint venture team working at Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson won the event. The team included Mason Mellema, Mike Miller, Kevin Moore and Mark Ostrand. Mike took the long-drive competition and Kevin won more than $500 in the 50-50 raffle and donated his share to the MDA.
The next Mike Gaines event is March 31 at The Legacy Golf Club in Phoenix. Click here for more information.
More than 100 players competed in the tournament.
Sundt employee-owners and partners in the San Antonio area showed their generosity again last month by contributing $20,200 during the Mike Gaines golf event at Silverhorn Golf Club.
Over the past five years, the San Antonio event has raised more than $108,000 for the ALS Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mike was a member of the Sundt family for two decades before losing his life to complications from ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The annual fundraisers, including golf tournaments in Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, San Antonio, and a skeet shoot in Tucson, to date have raised more than $1.4 million. The events are industry-oriented with participation from our clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers.