Oldcastle Materials Southwest Region ‘Fore’ Charity Golf Tournament Series 2015
August 11, 2016
The Oldcastle Materials Southwest Region hosted a series of golf tournaments to support charities in each company’s operating area. The charities were selected by employees with an emphasis on making sure that the funds raised supported causes at as local as possible. United Companies hosted two tournaments, one in Rifle, Colorado, the other in Montrose, Colorado, with Four Corners Materials hosting a tournament in Farmington, New Mexico.
United Companies selected two charities in their northern region to split the raised funds between. The first charity, YouthZone, a charity organization dedicated to providing opportunities for youth to be responsible, contributing members of their families and society. It strives to enhance the quality of life in its communities through prevention, support, parent education and direct services. YouthZone serves the communities closely located to United Companies operations making it a great organization to support. The second charity chosen by the United Companies was the Don Kriz Youth Farm. The farm provides youth in the area a place to raise livestock for 4-H projects. It also fosters children and provides a safe haven for children in need. Nearly $3500 was raised and split between these two great organizations.
The employees in United Companies’ southern region chose Hope West. HopeWest provides hospice care, palliative care, and grief support for families experiencing serious illness and grief. Along with helping families, HopeWest also provides extra support for kids and teens with special camps and retreats, equestrian therapy, and grief support groups in all grade schools and high schools across the region. Just over $2000 was donated to Hope West to help the company continue to provide services to families in need.
The Four Corners Materials employees selected the Childhaven Foundation as their charity. Childhaven is a foster care charity formed in 1969 to serve as a shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children serving the Four Corners region. Childhaven provides mental health services and shelter for children in times of need. Four Corners Materials raised nearly $3500 for this fantastic organization.
All three of these golf tournaments were huge successes and the Oldcastle Materials Southwest Region is looking forward to making these events an annual effort. Customers, vendors and employees attended each tournament to help raise the funds needed to help make a difference in the communities in which they work and live. Our customers were very appreciative of the effort the companies put forth in organizing the events and contributing to causes near and dear to so many people within each community. Employees enjoyed the chance to engage with customers and vendors outside of the typical business situations and relationships were strengthened and reinforced.