Pinkard Construction Raises Over $71,000 for ACE Scholarships
Pinkard Construction held its first annual Careers in Construction golf tournament on Aug 17, at the Country Club at Castle Pines. The event raised $71,270 for ACE Scholarships, providing over 30 scholarships for students from low-income families from a variety of different circumstances across numerous states. 25 Colorado companies and individuals provided generous sponsorships that made the tournament such a success.
A total of 120 participants competed in foursomes throughout the day. The organizers utilized a staggered start, required masks in areas where social distancing was impossible, and held a virtual closing ceremony to ensure that all participants were safe from COVID-19.
The tournament champions are Justin Soucie, G&S Capital; Peter Piplica, Design Health; Frank Propati, Megastar Financial; Scott Hill, Visual Interest. Additional competition winners are longest drive winners Jeff Grimm from Setpoint Systems and Colleen Martin from Long Building Technologies; closest to the pin winners Andy Aye from BOK Financial and Mary Tully from the Haylie Pomroy Group.
Since 2000, ACE has awarded over 42,000 scholarships worth over $102 million, giving children from low-income families the chance to succeed. Their scholarships ensure that their students graduate from high school with most going on to college.
“In addition to the great time people had, the event raised over $71,000 for ACE. I really can’t tell you how much that means to us, and how impactful that is for the students we serve,” said Liz Cole, ACE Scholarships development director. “30 scholarships provided is not a small number, and that equals 30 lives changed.”
Pinkard’s Chief Development Officer Jeff Barnes, says he sees an opportunity to nurture the next generation workforce of the construction industry in Colorado, and hopes that these scholarships provide enhanced access to all Colorado students.
“With all our very generous sponsors from every facet of the construction industry, we hope to bring some much-needed investment into the workforce of our future,” said Barnes. “We hope that this will become an annual event and encourage anyone who has an interest in becoming a sponsor to reach out.”
Pinkard and ACE Scholarships would like to thank the following sponsors for their contribution: Associated General Contractors, BOK Financial, The Nessinger Family Foundation, Midlands Mechanical, Cain Construction, Colorado Mechanical Systems, G&S Capital, The Highlands Vista Group, IMA Financial, Long Building Technologies, Rose Gate Ventures, Water Valley Land Company, Edge Construction Specialties, Procraft Mechanical, Weifield Group, Bison Oil And Gas, Cigna, Frontier Fire, with promotional consideration from FastSigns, Hole-in-one sponsor Rocky Mountain Harley Davidson, and personal sponsorships from Matt and Alyson Owens and Camille Courtney from RE/MAX Alliance.
Photo courtesy of Pinkard