Over the course of two decades, Sulzer Turbo Services Houston Inc. (Sulzer) has been involving customers and partners in raising over $1.5 million to support The Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc. in providing safe, caring homes for children that have been abused, abandoned or neglected.
Houston, Texas, April 21, 2017 – In honor of this child abuse prevention month, the 30th Annual Sulzer Hack Attack Golf Tournament took place at the Golf Club of Houston, benefitting the Boys & Girls Harbor charity that is celebrating its 70th anniversary of providing residential care for at-risk children in the community.
Involving Sulzer customers and partners, 132 golfers participated in the tournament that raised one of its largest donations to date of $80,000 for the Boys & Girls Harbor, located in La Porte, Texas. This year’s winners are Matt Deely, Ryan Murray, Joseph Cantu and Steven Guillory.
The tournament has been supporting the Boys & Girls Harbor since 1994. Don Sweat, President and CEO of the organization shares: “We are grateful to Sulzer and everyone who supported this year’s tournament. Sulzer’s commitment to the Harbor goes well beyond today’s event. Their employees serve as Harbor volunteer host families, provide gifts for our children during the holidays and several Harbor alumni have been hired by Sulzer as part of their workforce. Sulzer is a true example of excellence in corporate community involvement.”
Darayus Pardivala, President of Sulzer Rotating Equipment Services, Americas, comments: “Sulzer has a long tradition of supporting the local community and we are humbled to see the spirit and commitment of our customers and suppliers in contributing to a very important cause throughout these years.”
Recent statistics from the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services showed a staggering number of 58,664 cases of confirmed child abuse or neglect during their last fiscal year ending August 31, 2016. Richard Gruen, Director of Development & Communications of Boys & Girls Harbor, explains: “April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we are happy and encouraged to see businesses taking part this year. This is also a special year for Boys & Girls Harbor. Founded in 1947, we’re celebrating our 70th anniversary of providing residential care for at-risk children in our community.”
Against this background and as a global expert in rotating equipment that thinks globally and acts locally, Sulzer is harnessing the power of customer partnership as one of its core values to contribute in upholding its long tradition of reliability, support and responsibility to the community. Some of the customers and partners participating this year are Air Liquide, Calpine, Chevron, LyondellBasell, Bailey Steel, Gorman Uniform and Alliance Printing.
As with many such events, an early start was the order of the day with the shotgun start at 8 a.m. for the scramble format that would ensure all the players completed their rounds together. After an eventful morning’s play, all those involved sat down to a buffet lunch followed by the awards ceremony.
There was certainly less drama in the run-up to this year’s event compared to last year when major flooding in the Houston area very nearly forced a cancellation. In addition to having the opportunity to play on a course that hosts one of the largest PGA tournaments in the country, the day includes other activities such as mini side games and a hole-in-one contest.
About Boys & Girls Harbor
Serving the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, Boys & Girls Harbor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit home that welcomes children in need regardless of race, creed, color or financial status. Harbor facilities are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The program is accredited under the national standards of the Council on Accreditation and meets the Better Business Bureau’s standards for Charity Accountability.
Not surprisingly, the perspectives of the children served by Boys & Girls Harbor are varied. Some have known nothing but abuse, others nothing but neglect or abandonment. Boys & Girls Harbor programs and supports are designed to help children and youth from any situation or background, and let them experience the life they deserve – one filled with love and care not hurt and anger. The true essence of life at the Harbor is children living in a family-style environment with house parents. This sense of security results in positive behavior. This family life also provides the campus with a strong sense of community.
For more information on Boys & Girls Harbor, visit www.boysandgirlsharbor.org
Sulzer is the leading worldwide, independent service provider for the repair and maintenance of rotating machines including turbomachinery, pumps and electro-mechanical equipment. With a global network of over 150 technically advanced manufacturing and test facilities, Sulzer offers a collaborative advantage that delivers high-quality, cost-effective, customized and turnkey solutions, providing its customers with the peace of mind to focus on their core operations.
Sulzer Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer, can accommodate all brands of rotating equipment including turbines, compressors, generators, motors and pumps. With an enviable track record, dedicated teams of on-site engineers provide best-in-class solutions to ensure that the most effective service is delivered.
Sulzer is dedicated to providing superior service solutions to a range of industries including power generation, oil and gas, hydrocarbon and chemical processing, water and air separation. Every solution is customized to suit the business needs of each application – whenever or wherever that may be.
With a long history of providing engineering service support, Sulzer is headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland where it began in 1834. Today, with sales over US$ 3 billion and with approximately 15,000 employees, the Sulzer footprint spans across the globe. The core aim is to deliver a flexible and cost-effective service that optimizes customer operational efficiency and minimizes downtime.
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