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.

“Our 12-year 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.

“This event 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.

The 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 inception.