The Joseph Groh Foundation set a new attendance record for golfers at its May 4 tournament in Carrollton, Texas. A total of 131 golfers participated in the tournament, which raised more than $52,000.
For the second straight year, the tournament sponsor was Service Experts of Plano, Texas. Twenty-six other individuals and companies provided additional levels of support ranging from platinum to hole sponsors, and 98 local companies provided items for the silent auction that followed the golf outing.
In remarks to the audience following dinner, Scott Boxer, president and CEO of Service Experts, told the group they continued to support the tournament because they believe in the mission of the foundation.
The Joseph Groh Foundation provides information and financial assistance to those with a connection to the construction trades who are also living with life-altering disabilities. Since its founding in 2009, the foundation has provided 24 grant recipients with items ranging from handicapped vehicles to home and bath remodels to rehabilitative equipment.
The founder, Joseph Groh, was employed for 35 years in the HVAC industry prior to being rendered a quadriplegic as the result of a bicycle accident in 2008. During that time, he was employed by contractors, a distributor, and manufacturers such as Lennox Industries, Titus, and PCI Industries. In 2014, he released a book about overcoming obstacles, “From Two Wheels to Four,” which is available on the foundation website, josephgrohfoundation.org.
Publication date: 7/13/2015