Balfour Beatty Golf Classic Raises $110,250 for Sharefest Programs
Workday title sponsor and Sharefest longtime partner, Balfour Beatty Construction, has stepped up once again to help support this year’s projects. The 4th Annual Balfour Beatty/Sharefest Golf Classic took place in Long Beach on Friday, April 15, when 160 generous donors and sponsors turned out for a great day on the green. Together, they raised a record-setting $110,250 toward Sharefest programs, including Workday and the Summer Youth Development Academy, as well as to provide scholarship funds for area high school students interested in pursuing careers in construction.
In addition to supporting all Workday projects as a title sponsor, BBC has adopted 10 project sites, including beautification projects at schools in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City, and Wiseburn School Districts.
“This is my sixth year leading a project for Sharefest’s Workday,” said Ben King, BBC Project Superintendent. “It’s so inspiring to be a part of this event. Every year something unbelievable happens as people and organizations come through to help us meet needs and finish projects.”
One of these sites that will soon undergo transformation is Walteria Elementary School in Torrance. During Workday on April 30, BBC volunteers will paint center court logos, update backboards and rims, and add district-supplied nets. Additionally, BBC plans to extend the kindergarten play area by 800 square feet and update the fencing, create murals to build school spirit, repaint lunch benches, assist with general campus clean up, and more. This is just one of the many examples of the positive work that will be completed by BBC and their team.
“Balfour Beatty Construction is a class corporation that believes in giving back to the community with high quality,” said Dr. George Mannon, Superintendent, Torrance Unified School District. “BBC’s dedication to improving schools is making a tangible difference and our school and district facilities and in our students’ academic success. Thank you, BBC, for the example you are of the positive impact service and volunteerism can have in our communities.”
During this year’s Golf Classic, Assemblyman David Hadley awarded BBC with a certificate for their “Exceptional Support, Service, and Volunteerism to our Schools and Students,” recognizing BBC’s commitment and intentionality in giving back to local communities.
“Each year, the team at Balfour Beatty Construction goes above and beyond to support our communities by giving so generously, adopting projects to meet needs, and bringing an incredible team of volunteers,” said Chad Mayer, Sharefest Executive Director. “The vendors they bring together also step up to further support Sharefest programs. Schools and communities are transformed for the better thanks to their dedicated efforts.”