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November 2, 2016
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.
August 4, 2016
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.
May 17, 2016
Part of the novelty of the event were several 15-inch holes. Who could miss that putt?
Another large field of golfers helped Sundt raise $33,500 to battle ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, during the Mike Gaines tournament in San Diego.
More than 100 of our employee-owners and subcontractors turned out at the Riverwalk Golf Club to participate in the event. The tournament is one of five the company hosts, along with a skeet-shooting competition, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The next golf tournament is Oct. 21 in San Antonio.
Mike was a dedicated employee-owner for two decades before passing away from ALS complications.
The first Mike Gaines golf tournament was held in May 2001 in Tucson. Our golf and skeet shooting events have combined to raise more than $1.7 million to help the MDA’s fight against the deadly disease. This year’s four events have raised $141,500.
February 15, 2016
Our Northern California employee-owners and trade partners turned out in big numbers last Friday to raise $28,500 for ALS research during Sundt’s latest Mike Gaines Golf Tournament.
We had 107 players show up at Sacramento’s Woodcreek Golf Club for a day of fun and fundraising. The events are held in honor of Mike Gaines, a longtime Sundt employee who died in 2002 from ALS complications. The company hosts five golf tournaments and a trap shooting event each year to raise money and awareness in the battle against the deadly disease.
The next Mike Gaines event is June 10 in San Diego. Tournaments have already been held this year in Tucson and Phoenix.
The first Mike Gaines event of the year tees it up at Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson on March 18.
Sundt keeps the spirit of a former employee-owner alive through golf tournaments and trap shoots that raise money for ALS research.
Mike Gaines died in 2002 after battling ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He spent his last years teaming with the Sundt Foundation to establish the Mike Gaines Charitable Fundraising Events. He wanted to ensure that a cure would be found for the progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and approximately 20,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.
The first golf event was held in Tucson in 2001 and tournaments were added in Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento and San Antonio. A trap shoot was later added in Tucson. All the events raise money, almost $1.6 million to date, for research by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and ALS Association.
“He had no idea we would keep going,” said Sundt Employee-Owner Aly Gartin, a friend of Mike’s who plays a crucial role in organizing the events. “He probably thought the events would end when he passed.”
The first event of 2016 is a golf tournament in Tucson on March 18 at Arizona National Golf Club. Our company invites our many friends to join us as we raise money and awareness in the fight against ALS.
For a list of events, please click here.