TUCSON, Ariz. (April 14, 2014) – The Sundt Foundation, a charitable organization funded by Sundt Construction, Inc. and its employees, hosted its annual Mike Gaines Charity Golf Tournament last month at La Paloma Country Club in Tucson, Ariz. More than 100 golfers attended the tournament, raising $18,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in honor of long-time Sundt employee Mike Gaines, who passed away in 2002 from Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig’s Disease.
Originally launched in 2001 shortly after Gaines’ diagnosis, the tournament continues to raise money each year benefiting MDA in support of its research to find a cure for ALS. Although Gaines died in 2002, his legacy lives on through the Mike Gaines Charitable Fundraising Events held in Tucson and Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego and San Antonio. Sundt and the Sundt Foundation have hosted nearly 40 events in the past 14 years, raising more than $1 million in donations for ALS research programs.
“It’s an honor to be a part of these ongoing events benefiting research and other advances toward a cure for ALS. We greatly appreciate the continued support of the construction industry,” said Sundt administrator and tournament organizer Aly Gartin. “This tournament not only offers a means to give back but increases awareness of such a terrible disease.”
The Sundt Foundation has been raising funds for Tucson-based non-profit organizations since 1999. The Foundation is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees and company matching. To date, the organization has awarded more than $5 million in donations to organizations throughout Arizona, California, Texas and beyond.
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 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 $5 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or visit www.sundtfoundation.org for more information.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors, with offices in Arizona, California and Texas. 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.