SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 9, 2017) – Golfers from the construction community and 15 veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project teamed last month to raise $31,200 for ALS research at the annual Sundt Foundation Mike Gaines San Antonio Charity Golf Tournament.
“We are grateful to the community for their continued support in fighting ALS,” said Senior Vice President and Texas District Manager Eric Hedlund. “We were also glad to be able to sponsor a group of Wounded Warriors again this year. These veterans have our deepest respect and appreciation.”
The Sundt Foundation has championed this special fundraising effort since 2001 in honor of Mike Gaines, 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 almost $2 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 https://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. All non-profits must be 501(c)3 groups. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; San Diego, Irvine and Sacramento, 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 11 offices throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,200 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.