The sky was clear and the weather beautiful as 160 golfers headed onto the course for the third annual Balfour Beatty Construction/Sharefest Golf Tournament on April 17 at the Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach. The team at BBC, along with their sponsors, surpassed the amount raised last year and brought in a record $100,050 to support the 2015 Sharefest Workday.

“Balfour Beatty Construction models what it means to give back to the communities they work in,” said Chad Mayer, executive director of Sharefest. “We are thrilled to partner with them again this year for Workday, and their generous support and strong volunteer workforce will positively impact learning through revitalized facilities at these schools.”

Funds from this year’s tournament will support revitalization and beautification projects at local schools in Culver City, Redondo Beach, Torrance, and Wiseburn, including Alta Vista Elementary School, Birney Elementary School, Culver City Middle School, Da Vinci Innovation Academy, Lincoln School, TUSD District Offices and more. Any remaining funds will be directed toward Sharefest’s Youth Development Academy to further support education.

“We are elated to host the Balfour Beatty Construction Golf Outing for the third year in row,” said John Bernardy, senior vice president, Balfour Beatty Construction – Los Angeles/Orange County. “I couldn’t be more proud of the construction community that came together in such a big way by raising even more money than last year. The effort is a true testament of our employees’, sponsors’, contractors’, consultants’, and vendors’ commitment of beautifying and improving the schools and neighborhoods where we all work.”

Additionally, Ben King at BBC personally raised more than $83,000 in in-kind donations for projects that will be completed in the Torrance Unified School District. Ben’s passion for service is infectious. He desires for everyone to understand the joy of serving others, and leads his project sites with enthusiasm. “Last year, after my Sharefest projects ended and everyone had gone, to see the completed project left a feeling of pure happiness inside my heart. It felt so good to see that the hard work had paid off,” said King.

About 300 BBC employees will volunteer at this year’s Workday to see these projects through to completion. It’s sure to be another incredible year of community change as a result of their contributions.

Watch a recap of this year’s golf tournament and view the photos:


About Balfour Beatty Construction US:

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction 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 sectors. The company is the U.S. subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that finances, develops, builds and maintains complex building programs focused on social and commercial buildings, power and utility systems, and transportation. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. To learn more, visit