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MTech Mechanical Raises $80,000 for Suicide Prevention & Awareness

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MTech Mechanical held the second annual Samborski Memorial Clay Shoot on Saturday, August 28 at Kiowa Creek Sporting Clays. MTech donated a total of $80,000 to the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado & American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Colorado Chapter.

“The statistics about the suicide rates in the construction industry are sobering. Our industry peers are 10x more likely to die of suicide than the fatal four (falls, struck by an object, electrocutions, caught in/between),” said MTech President, Marco Capitelli. “Our mission to continue Bill Samborski’s legacy and raise awareness of mental health and suicide will continue through this event for years to come.”

Over 180 people were able to participate in this event including breakfast, lunch and raffle prizes, and a stretch raffle for shotgun that raised over $4,000 the day of the event. The Top three teams were Saunders Construction—1st Place, Englewood Win Supply—2nd Place and LONG Building Technologies—3rd Place.

“The AFSP CO Chapter was honored to be part of this event. We are impressed with MTech’s efforts to educate their employees and industry organizations about the importance of suicide prevention, mental health care and help-seeking behaviors. We are grateful and humbled to be a beneficiary of the event,” Sheri Cole, Colorado area director, AFSP.

“The MTech Samborski Memorial Clay Shoot is a well-organized and fun event honoring those lost by suicide. Suicide prevention is everyone’s business and SPCC is encouraged that MTech is addressing mental health and suicide prevention in the workplace as a company pillar. The generosity we received from MTech & the construction community is greater than we ever imagined,” SPCC Board of Directors.

Photo courtesy of MTech

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