Celebrating the 12th anniversary of their Camp Riley Golf Outing, the employees, suppliers, customers, family and friends of Peerless Pump Co. raised more than $60,000 for Riley Hospital’s camp for children with physical challenges.
Camp Riley, Martinsville, Ind.,
helps inspire youth with physical disabilities to realize their potential as
they become increasingly independent. Every summer, nearly 250 children, ages 8
to 18, from throughout Indiana and several
other states come to Camp
Riley. During their time
at camp, they prove to themselves and others that their strength and willpower –
not their physical circumstances – define them. Camp
Riley holds six different camp
sessions during a five-week period each summer at Bradford Woods – Indiana University’s 2,500-acre universally
accessible outdoor recreational facility.
total is now over $440,000, which again shows the generosity of all the people
associated with Peerless and Grundfos (who acquired Peerless in 2007),” says
Meredith Mills who coordinates the tournament, in addition to her job in the
Grundfos information technology department. “There were eight golfers on every
tee of the 27-hole Ironwood Golf Course (Fishers, Ind.), which was nearly unplayable yesterday
due to the heavy rains. The course managers and their team deserve a great deal
of credit as well,” Mills adds.
epitomizes the Grundfos value of being ‘Focused on People’, and the
participation of so many of our colleagues and partners shows that our values
are shared by many,” says Fred Bock, vice president of marketing for Grundfos
North America. “The hard work of so many people – much of which is on their own
time – has made this a capstone event, which continues to reach its goal of
sending as many kids to camp as possible,” Bock comments.
Peerless team already is talking about the 2012 event, which is estimated to increase
the event’s total to more than a half-million dollars raised since its