SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 26, 2013) – The Sundt Foundation, a charitable organization funded by Sundt Construction, Inc. and its employees, raised $23,200 for the local chapter of the ALS Association earlier this month at the ninth annual Mike Gaines Charity Golf Tournament. Held at the Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego, the event honors long-time Sundt employee Mike Gaines, who passed away in 2002 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neuromuscular disease.
“We are continually humbled by the ongoing community support we receive for this incredible cause each year,” said Sundt Vice President Business Development Teri Jones. “The golf tournament is a tangible way for people to contribute to research and other advances against this terrible disease.”
Friends of Gaines launched the inaugural tournament in 2001, shortly after he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. His legacy lives on through the Mike Gaines Charitable Fundraising Events, which are held annually in San Diego, Sacramento, Phoenix, Tucson and San Antonio. Over the years, Sundt Construction and the Sundt Foundation have hosted more than 30 of these events, raising more than $1 million in donations for ALS research programs. The Sundt Foundation has been raising funds for San Diego-based non-profit organizations since 1999. To date, it has contributed nearly $500,000 to organizations in the San Diego area that assist children and families in need. Non-profit organizations wishing to be considered for funding must first complete and submit a Sundt Foundation Grant Application on line by going to www.sundtfoundation.org.
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 where they live and work. The organization is primarily funded by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in grants. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may visit www.sundtfoundation.org for more information.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 64th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is also ranked 17th on ENR‘s list of Top Contractors in California.