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    Balfour Beatty Construction's Golf Outing Raises Over $100,000 To Support the 12th Annual Sharefest Workday

    April 23, 2015


    TORRANCE, Calif. - Balfour Beatty Construction and Sharefest recently hosted 160 golfers at their third annual Golf Classic raising over $100,000 in support of Sharefest’s 12th annual Workday. Participants included Balfour Beatty Construction employees and industry partners who played the Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach, Calif. on April 17. Sharefest’s Workday is an annual event that mobilizes thousands of volunteers throughout Los Angeles County to complete tangible work projects that will change the quality of life for its residents.

    Money raised from the golf outing will be used to help beautify and improve school campuses in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City and Wiseburn School Districts during Sharefest’s 2015 Workday taking place on Saturday, May 2. That’s when over 350 Balfour Beatty Construction employees, contractors, vendors, site staff, students, family, and community members will volunteer their time to complete the beautification projects, which are all provided at no cost to the schools.

    This is the sixth year Balfour Beatty Construction has joined Sharefest for a hands-on partnership and the third year to provide additional financial support through the Balfour Beatty Construction / Sharefest Golf Classic. The funds raised from the event will also benefit Sharefest’s Youth Development Academy, a summer program offering academic and extracurricular activities to underserved middle and high school students, as well as for the creation of a new scholarship program for students interested in the construction industry.

    “I’m amazed how every year we’ve been able to improve upon the last,” said John Bernardy, senior vice president, Balfour Beatty Construction. “Thanks to our team’s hard work and our partners’ generosity, we raised $100,050 this year and nearly $250,000 in total for Sharefest since we started our golf tournaments. This year is especially exciting because we’re not only helping improve our neighborhoods, we’re also giving more than a dozen scholarships to aspiring students seeking careers in our industry. We’re proud to be part of a construction community that is dedicated to making a difference.” 
     
    Chad Mayer, executive director of Sharefest was also appreciative of the effort. “Balfour Beatty Construction models what it means to give back to the communities they work in,” said Mayer. “We are thrilled to partner with them again this year for Workday, and their generous support and strong volunteer workforce will positively impact learning through revitalized facilities at these schools.”

    The schools slated to receive the beautification projects during Sharefest Workday on May 2 include:

    Torrance Unified School District 
    • Install new flooring
    • Renovate break room
    • Install new urinals 
    • Paint mural in lobby 
    • Paint interior hallway walls
    • Paint exterior
    • Install new roofing on the maintenance building
     
    Culver City Middle School, Culver City Unified School District
    • Paint a three-panel mural 
    • Plant three vegetable gardens 
    • Landscaping by Administration Building
    • Landscaping by cafeteria planter
    • Renovate benches by removing graffiti, installing new seating planks, and painting
    • Power wash walls
    • Paint designated walls
     
    Da Vinci Innovation Academy – Wiseburn Unified School District
    • Landscaping front campus area: Removing existing plants and replacing them with drought tolerant
    • Paint mural in front of the campus
    • Build a shed to store wood shop supplies 
    • General clean up
     
    Alta Vista Elementary School – Redondo Beach Unified School District
    • Weed and clean up 
    • Addition of drought tolerant plants to existing planters 
    • Landscaping 
     
    Birney Elementary School – Redondo Beach Unified School District
    • Weed and clean up 
    • Landscaping 
    • Add a planter box 
    • Install irrigation 
     
    Lincoln Elementary School – Redondo Beach Unified School District 
    • Refresh existing mural 
    • Remove chain link fence
    • Weed and clean up 
     
    View a video from the Golf Classic here.
     
    Golf Tournament Sponsors
    Host/Title Sponsor:  Balfour Beatty Construction; Platinum Sponsors:  Alpha Mechanical, Alta Contracting, Control Air, CT Georgiou, Gould Electric, John Jory Corporation, RDM Electric, Rosendin Electric;  Gold Sponsors:  C-Below, HMC, Koury Engineering, Largo Concrete, Sasco, Standard Drywall;  Silver Sponsors: EconoFence, Elite Earthworks, Hoover Flooring, Knowland Construction, Mod Space, Raymond Group, Rey Art Landscape, RM Systems, VCA Engineering, XL Fire; Bronze Sponsors: American Integrated, Bali Construction, DCGA Engineering, Empyrean Plumbing, Garcia Bentley, Gilbert & Stearns, Meruelo Group, Pilgrim Fence, Queen City Glass, Sheldon Mechanical, Suttles Plumbing, Time & Alarm, Vernes Plumbing, Vulcan Steel, Williams Scotsman; Hole Sponsors/Donations/Raffle Prizes:  Cornerstone Construction, In Assist, Mod Space, Mobile Modular, and Time & Alarm Systems.