Sundt Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Raises $37,500 for Muscular Dystrophy Association
SAN DIEGO (July 21, 2017) – The Sundt Foundation’s 13th annual Mike Gaines San Diego Charity Golf Tournament raised $37,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sundt hosted 132 golfers at last month’s tournament at the Riverwalk Golf Resort.
Golfers enjoyed street tacos, thanks to the continued support of Robert Burner with American Sheet Metal and refreshments courtesy of A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Baker Electric, Sound Crete Contractors, Commercial Scaffold and Simplex Grinnell.
The Sundt Foundation has championed this special fundraising effort since 2001 in honor of Mike Gaines, who was a Sundt employee-owner for two decades before losing his life to complications from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
More than 6,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with ALS each year, and the average life expectancy is two to five years, according to the ALS Association.
The annual Mike Gaines events, including golf tournaments in Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento and San Antonio, and a skeet shoot in Tucson, have raised more than $1.8 million. All of the money has been donated to the ALS Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association to be used for ALS research.
About The Sundt Foundation
The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt Construction, Inc. as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The organization is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $7.9 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to visit http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; San Diego, Irvine, Sacramento and San José, California; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim.