Megger held its 19th annual Distributor Golf Outing on Saturday, January 25, raising $19,600. $17,800 was donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation; $1,000 went to HopeKids of Arizona, an organization that provides ongoing events, activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition; and $800 was donated to 4 Paws for Ability, an organization that provides service dogs for children with disabilities worldwide.
This year’s event was held once again at Ahwatukee Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona. “It was a fantastic day in the Phoenix sun with 145 golfers, six of which were kids from HopeKids, all out to support important organizations and families,” said David Danner, director of USA distribution for Megger, founder and co coordinator of the event.
“We always look forward to hosting this event each year. It is great to see the children and their families having a fun day, as well as the amount of support for the event year after year. We are so appreciative that Megger helps us give back to a community that provides hope and healing to those who need it the most,” said Mike Palmer, co-coordinator of the event and Western regional sales manager of US Distribution, Megger.
Working Together to Make a Difference
Each year this philanthropic event is hosted by not only Megger’s US distribution team, but also by authorized distributors, customers, employees, as well as doctors, nurses and representatives from Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This year, in addition to the $10,000 Megger donated, $3,420 was raised in the 50/50 raffle, with winner Aaron Tanquary giving back his portion of the prize. Otis Elevator also made a generous monetary donation to the event. Generous company and individual donations helped raise the $19,600 that was donated.
Several other items and prizes for raffles were donated by various organizations, including Chandler Harley Davidson, who offered a chance to win a 2020 Harley Davidson Street Glide valued at close to $30K if a hole in one was made at the 12th hole. The bike and Chandler Harley Davidson staff were at the hole, plus they provided several Harley Davidson items for raffles. Electrical Contractor magazine supplied tool bags, backpacks, and thermal lunch bags; T’Equipment supplied cart stickers; Transcat donated golf towels; Mitchell Instrument supplied pin flags; Megger’s office in Germany donated an electric scooter; Hob Knob, a sports bar in Chandler, donated cases of water, snacks, as well as a generous monetary donation; and My Popcorn Kitchen donated a popcorn tin.
“Raffle winners included Mariel Aguiar who won a golf bag; Mark Shoemaker who won the Razor scooter and John Rubalcaba who was the winner of the popcorn tin. Alan Goggin of Megger Dover UK received an award for longest distance traveled to participate in this wonderful event,” said Danner. This year’s event winners include: First place went to Jim Cooke, Andy Augustyniak, Andrew Augustyniak and Jamie Braley.