Sundt Foundation Golf Event Raises $55,000 for ALS Research
Funds raised included a generous $25,000 donation from The John and Alice Powers Foundation, of Powers Steel & Wire Products.
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.
May is ALS Awareness Month. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Research is still being conducted to determine the risk factors for ALS, and the disease is incurable.
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 $1.7 million. All of the money raised 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 $7.7 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or visit http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas and Sacramento, San Diego, Irvine and San José, California.
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 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas 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.