February 15, 2016
November 2, 2015
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.
January 23, 2015
Sundt’s tradition of raising money and having fun with our clients and sub-contractors continued during a skeet shooting event to support ALS research.
Forty shooters took part during the 14th Annual Mike Gaines Charity Skeet Shooting Event at the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club on Oct. 23. Contributions reached $4,800 and will be made from the Sundt Foundation to the ALS Association.
The winners were Walt Gonzales with Sturgeon Electric (trap & skeet) and Jimmy Still from Progressive Roofing (sporting clays).
The team of Sundt employee-owners working on an infrastructure improvement project at the University of Arizona provided a box of shells for each shooter. Former employee-owners and friends of Mike, John Sundt and Joe Malisewski, also participated. Tempe office employee Anthony Colatorti and Andres Herrera from the Tucson office took part.
Long-time supporters CAID Industries, Concord Construction, D Tellez Masonry, Harris-Consolidated Rebar, Progressive Roofing, Speedie & Associates, Sturgeon Electric and Sun Mechanical sent teams. Roofline Supply & Delivery sponsored a team for the first time.
Since 2001, the Sundt Foundation has championed fundraising efforts in memory of one of our former employee-owners. Mike Gaines was a member of the Sundt family for two decades before losing his battle with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Annual events also include golf tournaments in Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Antonio.
September 12, 2014
We’re pleased to announce that Marian Enriquez has been appointed executive director of the Sundt Foundation – Sundt’s innovative approach to giving back to the communities where our employee-owners live and work. Marian will also continue in her role as Sundt’s corporate director of employee-owner experience and diversity.
Marian’s human resources management experience spans more than 18 years and includes federal contract compliance with emphases in enterprise employee engagement, corporate ethics, compliance, and employee relations and mediation. She has co-presented on diverse topics related to best practices for federal contractor compliance and diversity initiatives with the Arizona Department of Transportation, Office of Federal Contract Compliance, as well as the Department of Homeland Security/ICE.
She earned a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, and also holds various national certifications, including Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional, Master in Human Capital Strategy and Professional in Human Resources.The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they work. In addition to funding grants every quarter, the Foundation also sponsors volunteer activities to benefit nonprofit organizations. (Find out about our annual Mike Gaines Charitable Fundraising Events and Thirst Aid bottled water campaign here.) The grant money comes primarily from contributions made by Sundt employees, which are matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.
Since its inception the Foundation has made grants totaling more than $6.5 million to hundreds of worthy organizations. Approximately 75 percent of the money goes to help disadvantaged children, with the remaining 25 percent dedicated to community issues. Employees can also earmark their donations for charitable organizations that benefit members of the military and their families.
May 23, 2014
The guys from Crewswell’s Wrecker Service were fantastic supporters of last year’s tournament in San Antonio.
Love to golf? Then join us in San Antonio on October 10 for the annual Mike Gaines Charitable Golf Tournament! We’ll be taking a swing at ALS by helping raise money for research and awareness, and having fun at the same time with a great group of people.
Each year the Sundt Foundation holds fundraising golf tournaments in San Antonio; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; and San Diego and Sacramento, California, to raise money for organizations that support research to treat and cure Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. These include the ALS Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The events, now in their 14th year, honor longtime Sundt employee Mike Gaines, who died of ALS in 2002. More than $1.3 million have been raised in Mike’s name for the cause he came to care so much about.
So join us in San Antonio on October 10! Click here for a registration form, or contact Aly Gartin for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (520) 750-4702.
This year’s Mike Gaines golf tournament in Sacramento raised $38,000 for the ALS Association.
To many people, there’s nothing better than a good game of golf on a beautiful day – unless the outing also happens to raise money for a worthy cause. That’s the case with the Sundt Foundation’s Mike Gaines Charitable Fundraising Events, which raise money to help find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The events were created in 2001 to honor longtime Sundt employee Mike Gaines, who died of ALS in 2002. The annual events— golf tournaments in Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Antonio, and a trap shoot in Tucson—raise money for organizations that support research to treat and cure ALS, such as the ALS Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). To date, the events have raised more than $1.36 million.
Last week’s golf tournament in Sacramento raised over $38,000. Several sponsors and Sundt employees were instrumental in making the event a success, and a lot of fun. There’s still time to sign up and participate in the golf tournaments in San Diego (June 13) and San Antonio (October 10). Click here for more details. We hope you can join us!