Pinkard raises $71,270 with golf tournament

Pinkard Construction recently held its inaugural Careers in Construction golf tournament at the Country Club at Castle Pines.

The event raised $71,270, providing for more than 30 scholarships for the ACE Scholarship Program for students from low-income families from a variety of different circumstances across numerous states, with 25 Colorado companies and individuals providing the sponsorships for the tournament.

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 were Justin Soucie, G&S Capital; Peter Piplica, Design Health; Frank Propati, Megastar Financial; and Scott Hill, Visual Interest. Additional competition winners were 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 more than 42,000 scholarships worth over $102 million.

“In addition to the great time people had, the event raised already 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. “Thirty scholarships provided is not a small number, and that equals 30 lives changed.”

Pinkard’s Chief Development Officer Jeff Barnes said 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 recognized 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 Co., 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.

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Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and industrial news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs, Southern Colorado, mountain towns and the Western Slope. She also handles High Fives news for the paper and is editor of the Health Care & Senior…