On September 8, 2014, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, presented a check for $26,000 to support pediatric cancer care at Children’s Mercy Hospital, the Kansas City region’s leading premier medical center. The funds were raised during “Tee Off For Cancer,” the first annual charity golf tournament hosted by SPX Cooling Technologies on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. Due to the astounding amount, SPX qualifies for a naming opportunity of a room at the Kansas City Children’s Mercy Hospital.
One hundred twenty-eight golfers and scores of SPX volunteers gathered at Ironhorse Golf Course, Leawood, KS for the 18-hole tournament. The thirty-two teams of suppliers, sales representatives, customers, partners, SPX employees and friends competing on the golf course also tested their skills with competitions for longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin and other contests. Following the tournament, golfers enjoyed a lunch buffet, raffles, prizes and trophy presentations.
Special guest, Megan Day, Corporate Engagement Representative from Children’s Mercy Hospital, addressed the group and shared the importance of pediatric cancer awareness and the significance and impact of the SPX commitment to support diagnosis and treatment of children with cancer at the medical center.
Organizing and successfully executing a charity golf tournament was a new challenge for the SPX Community Involvement Team and one it embraced with enthusiasm. The team reached out to the SPX community of suppliers, sales representatives, customers, partners, employees and friends for support, offering banner, tee box and pin flag sponsorships. Major sponsors of the tournament included METALS USA, WEG Electric, Moore Fans, NEC, Infinity Fasteners, and Amquip Crane Rental.
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cooling towers and air-cooled condensers, providing full-service cooling solutions and supporting customers in the power generation, petrochemical, industrial, refrigeration, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) markets for more than 100 years. Visit http://www.spxcooling.com.