LAKEWOOD, COLO. — (June 21, 2021) Pinkard Construction held the second annual Careers in Construction golf tournament at the Country Club at Castle Pines, and raised $132,500, providing over 53 scholarships for students from low-income families. The scholarships allow the recipients to attend the private K-12 school of their choice.
28 Colorado companies and individuals provided generous sponsorships that made the tournament such a success.
The tournament champions are G&S Capital (Justin Soucie, Peter Piplica, Scott Hill and
Scott Shore). Additional competition winners are Closest drive to the line winner Dave Kloos from Photobucket; longest drive winners Andrew Lay from the Highlands Vista Group and Kelsey Goldberg, a private sponsor; closest to the pin winners Kevin Funk from Highlands Vista Group and Katie Lengel from Denver Private Wealth Management.
Since 2000, ACE has awarded over 42,000 scholarships worth over $102M, 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.
“ACE Scholarships is so proud to be the beneficiary of Pinkard’s 2nd Annual Careers in Construction Golf Tournament,” said Brittani Johnson, Vice President of Development for ACE Colorado. “By supporting the tournament, Pinkard Construction and all participating sponsors are providing hope and a bright future for students and our community. Our founders believed that success was possible, regardless of income, and that all children deserve equal access to a quality education. And for 21 years we have been working to fulfill that vision. By providing partial tuition scholarships for low-income students to attend the K-12 private school of their choice, ACE scholars are graduating high school, prepared for college and a fulfilling career.”
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.
“I am so thankful to all the generous sponsors, who gave so much more than last year. We are ecstatic to have surpassed the $71,000 we raised last year it is because sponsors old and new really stepped up,” said Barnes. “We hope to bring some much-needed investment into the workforce of our future. Construction is experiencing an unprecedented labor shortage, so we are pleased to partner with organizations like ACE to help encourage students to pursue a rewarding career in construction.”
Pinkard and ACE plan to continue this annual golf tournament and ask companies and individuals interested in sponsorship opportunities to join the mailing list at www.pinkardbuilds.com/cicgolf.
Those wishing to support ACEW scholarships can visit www.aceschlarships.org. Sponsorships are available for their 2021 annual luncheon on November 11th, with keynote speaker Jay Leno.
Full list of sponsors:
Enterprise Fleet Management
Highlands Vista Group
Nate Angell / Morgridge Family Foundation
Compass and Foss Resources
G and S Capital
Edge Construction Specialties
Water Valley Land Co.
Denver Private Wealth Management
Dietzler Construction Corporation
United Energy Trading
Rose Gate Ventures
Mike Ward Automotive