2nd Annual Golf Tournament Raises More Than $80,000
It was a beautiful day on the green on Friday, April 25, as nearly 200 participants and supporters turned out for the 2nd Annual Balfour Beatty Construction/Sharefest Golf Tournament. Together with their sponsors and supporters, they raised more than $82,000 toward projects at the upcoming Sharefest Workday, a community-building service day benefiting schools and communities across the Los Angeles area, as well as the Sharefest Youth Development Academy. The tournament took place at the Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach, followed by a dinner and awards banquet.
“Along with our company’s contribution, we had the support of 46 contractors, consultants, and vendors who helped us set a new bar for giving back to the communities where we all work,” said Tom Schlegel, senior program manager for Balfour Beatty Construction and the company’s Sharefest Project coordinator. “Not only did we greatly exceed the amount raised from last year’s tournament, our cumulative involvement has afforded us a tremendous sense of community pride. The net results of the monies raised will be used to improve the lives of thousands of people who live in these communities—something all of us will cherish and remember for years to come.”
The funds raised through the event will support four Sharefest Workday projects taking place on Saturday, May 3, at schools in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City and Wiseburn school districts. On that day, more than 350 Balfour Beatty Construction employees, contractors, vendors, site staff, students, family and community members will work to help complete the projects, including landscaping, painting buildings, mural painting, and other upgrades. Additional funds will go toward Sharefest’s Summer Youth Development Academy, which provides academic and extracurricular programs to underserved middle and high school students.
“Thanks to BBC’s ongoing generous support, we continue to make a tangible difference in our communities,” said Chad Mayer, executive director of Sharefest. “With their help, the Workday projects we will complete at schools throughout Los Angeles County will not only beautify and improve the campuses, but also inspire communities to take pride in the places they learn, live, and work.”
This marks the fifth year Balfour Beatty Construction has joined Sharefest for a hands-on partnership, and the second year that additional financial support was provided through the golf tournament.
About Balfour Beatty Construction:
An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector. With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive.