This year, some of my Giroux Glass friends, industry colleagues, and I spent our Cinco de Mayo in 100F-degree weather, near the sandy … bunkers of the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, NV.
The occasion was PENTA Building Group‘s 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic, which brought together over 300 people to enjoy the day while raising funds for three nonprofit organizations — the Nevada Military Support Alliance, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, and Women’s Development Center.
It’s Giroux Glass’ third time sponsoring the annual tournament, this time at hole #10 on the Concord course, where we met with 36 foursomes throughout the day. Thanks to the creative thinking and handiwork of our partners, our Nevada Operations team devised a fun, interactive golf game (reminiscent of those in “The Big Break”) which we’ve played each tournament, and has been a hit each time…literally.
We’ve deemed the game the “Have a Shot, Take a Shot” challenge, where contestants are welcome to take a tequila, whiskey, or water shot (hey, it’s Vegas!) before attempting to break a piece of laminated glass some 20 to 30 feet away, by hitting a golf ball with the club of their choice. We’ve seen everything from a putter to a driver, and everything in-between, used!
Our previous record of one breakage success per tournament was shattered this year, as both Greg Sanders of PENTA and Andrew Wiest of EMI (a fellow women-owned company) managed to hit the glass head-on and win the challenge. Each of them received a gift card as their prize; but no contestant left empty-handed, as Giroux-logo’d shot glasses were gifts to everyone on that day.
It’s always a fun time out on the golf course, especially when it benefits a good cause — in this case three! Last year, as reported by the Las Vegas Business Press, the charity classic raised $120,000 for all three organizations. Hopefully this year’s numbers well surpass that amount.
Thanks to PENTA and the Giroux Glass team of Barbara Kotsos (director of marketing and PR), Daniel Rodriguez (preconstruction manager), and Jake Easley (glazier) for making the day, and the fun, possible!