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Builders Scholarship Foundation 2016 Golf Outing Raises Over $37,000 For College Scholarships

Sunday, August 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Abby Koppers
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The Builders Scholarship Foundation couldn’t have dreamed a more exciting outing for the attendees at the July 13th Builders Scholarship Foundation Golf Outing, which was generously sponsored by the Union Carpenters & Contractors. Your support of this worthwhile scholarship program directly benefits the Chicago area commercial construction industry. This year’s event netted over $37,000 for future well-deserving college students looking to make a difference in our industry.

After fueling up at the BBQ lunch participants enjoyed an exciting round of golf featuring numerous entertaining games spread throughout the course. Despite the on-again, off-again stormy weather, many golfers successfully completed the course. Our first-place golfers consisted of guests Mark Clemens, Devin Cronin, and Phil Linduska.

Following an alternating sunny and stormy day on the green attendees caught up with colleagues during the delicious dinner reception and eagerly awaited their chance to win one of the fabulous raffle prizes. Nora Schneider, a current Purdue University student and member of our most recent scholarship recipient class, addressed the audience about the positive impact the scholarship program has had as she pursues an engineering career in the industry. The power went out and with it came storm sirens, but that didn’t stop the fundraising mission! Raffle prizes were awarded and the storms stopped just in time for everyone to get home safely.

We gratefully thank the many sponsors who helped make this year’s event a resounding success:

EVENT SPONSOR – Union Carpenters & Contractors

Beverage Cart Sponsor: McShane Construction Co.

Lunch Sponsor: Pepper Construction

19th Hole Reception Sponsor: Bulley & Andrews, LLC

Golf Cart Sponsor: Chicago Area LECET

Golf Prizes Sponsors: Joseph J. Duffy Co.

Beverage Coozi Sponsor: Installation Specialists, Inc.

Golf Ball Sponsor: AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc.

Sunscreen Sponsor: James, Schaeffer & Schimming, Inc.

Lip Balm Sponsor: The Hill Group

Hole-In-One Sponsors: Jackson Lewis PC and Wight & Company

And our many Hole Sponsors:

Congratulations to this year’s other winners:


Autographed Anthony Rizzo framed jersey – JOHN JARGER (Union Carpenters & Contractors)

2 Night Stay At The Drake – PHIL DIEKEMPER (Ceco Concrete Construction)

DJI Phantom 3 Standard DRONE – DENIS MURPHY (Valenti Builders)


Closest to the Pin –JAMES HILL (The Hill Group)

Longest Drive – JOHN WYSOCKEY (Thatcher Foundations Inc.)

Trip to Vegas for Lowest Score – MIKE RADZEVICH (The George Sollitt Construction Company)

We look forward to another exciting golf outing next summer. In the meantime, check out our video montage from this year’s event and take a look at the pictures taken throughout the outing!