Balfour Beatty Construction Golf Outing Helps to Raise Over $80,000 to Support Sharefest’s 11th Annual Workday

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Balfour Beatty Construction Golf Outing Helps to Raise Over $80,000 to Support Sharefest’s 11th Annual Workday

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 3:30pm

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Torrance, Calif., April 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - On Saturday, May 3, four school campuses in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City and Wiseburn School Districts will receive much needed improvements, thanks to more than 350 Balfour Beatty Construction employees, contractors, vendors, site staff, students, family, and community members. The annual Sharefest Workday mobilizes thousands of volunteers throughout Los Angeles County every year to complete tangible work projects that will change the quality of life for its residents. In addition, the improvements are provided at no cost to the schools. 

This is the fifth year that Balfour Beatty Construction has joined Sharefest for a hands-on partnership, and the second year that additional financial support was provided through Balfour Beatty Construction / Sharefest’s Annual Golf Tournament held on April 25, 2014 at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach, Calif.

The golf event was well attended with 160 golfers plus 20 volunteers and included a dinner and awards banquet. Participants included Balfour Beatty Construction employees as well as its many partners who helped to raise more than $80,000 to support the improvement projects taking place at the schools this Saturday. The funds will also benefit Sharefest’s Youth Development Academy, a summer program offering academic and extracurricular activities to underserved middle and high school students.

“Along with our company’s contribution, we had the support of 53 contractors, consultants, and vendors who helped us set a new bar for giving back to the communities where we all work,” said John Bernardy, senior vice president, Balfour Beatty Construction - Los Angeles/Orange County. “Not only did we greatly exceed the amount raised from last year’s tournament, our cumulative involvement has afforded us a tremendous sense of community pride. The net results of the monies raised will be used to improve the lives of thousands of people who live in these communities – something all of us will cherish and remember for years to come.”

“Thanks to the ongoing generous support of Balfour Beatty Construction, we continue to make a tangible difference in our communities,” said Chad Mayer, executive director of Sharefest. “With their help, the Workday projects we will complete at schools throughout Los Angeles County will not only beautify and improve the campuses, but also inspire communities to take pride in the places they learn, live, and work.”

The schools slated to receive the beautification projects during Saturday’s Sharefest Workday include:

Culver City High School, Culver City Unified School District

  • General painting
  • Paint two murals near the girls’ softball field

Anza Elementary School, Torrance Unified School District

  • Plant and trim trees, general landscaping
  • Paint buildings
  • Paint multiple murals
  • Upgrade memorial planters
  • Slurry kindergarten play ground

District Office, Redondo Beach Unified School District

  • Rework and replant seven landscape areas
  • Remove dead plants
  • Infill gaps in sand
  • Paint two benches
  • Install new sod

District Office, Wiseburn Unified School District

  • Marble wall art creation

Golf Tournament Sponsors
Host/Title Sponsor:  Balfour Beatty Construction; Platinum Sponsors:  American Integrated, CT Georgio, Gould Electric, KAR Construction; Gold Sponsors:  Rosendin Electric, SASCO; Silver Sponsors:  Bali Construction, Brandel Plumbing, Elite Earthworks, Encorp, Evans Roofing, Everlast Builders, Glazing Concepts, Kimble and Company, Letner Roofing,
McKernan, Inc., RDM Electric, Rey Art, RM Systems; Bronze Sponsors: ADCO Roofing, Allied Paving, Alta, Anderson Howard (Wayne), C-Below/ Koury, Columbia Steel, Construction Electric, Empyrean, Garland Roofing, Gilbert & Stearns, HMC Architects, Hoover Flooring, John Jory Corp., K&S Masonry/ORCO Block, Penco, Queen City Glass, Sandy Pringle Associates, Siglers, Standard Drywall, Vernes Plumbing, Vulcan Steel, Westberg & White, Williams Scotsman; Hole Sponsors:  Betko, Dave Miller Plumbing, Garcia Bentley, Mobile Modular, RND Contractors; Donations/Raffle:  Parron Hall, Star Hardware, Tandus


About Balfour Beatty Construction

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector. With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive. To learn more about the company, visit or or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

About Sharefest Community Development’s 11th Annual Workday - Saturday May 3, 2014:
Torrance-based Sharefest Community Development is public benefit 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision to create an imprint of lasting positive change in our community through mentoring youth, fostering volunteerism in the community through service projects, and establishing working coalitions made up of city leaders, schools, businesses and the faith community. Since its inception in 2003, Sharefest has mobilized 44,000 volunteers to complete nearly 2,000 projects while saving cities and schools throughout the Los Angeles area more than $8 million.


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