CRC CARES Hosts 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

On November 10 and 11, CBG Building Company, CRC Companies, and Clark Construction Group hosted the twelfth annual CRC CARES Foundation charity golf tournament. 

Held at the Maderas Golf Club, the tournament drew 240 golfers to raise money for charitable organizations that serve the San Diego Community. Thanks to the generosity of industry partners and participants, CRC CARES raised $310,000 at this two-day event and has raised over $3.3 million to date in San Diego alone. More than 100 charities throughout the southern California area have benefited from the tournament funds since the inaugural event in 2005. 

This year’s tournament beneficiaries are all deserving, selfless organizations:

  • Adam Brown Legacy Fund was established after Navy SEAL Chief Adam Brown was killed in action in Komar Province, Afghanistan on March 17, 2010. The Fund is administrated by the Arkansas Baptist Foundation in Little Rock, Arkansas where all donations are advised by the Brown family to charities and projects near and dear to Adam.
  •  San Diego Police Officers Association (Widows & Orphans Fund) offers both immediate and long-lasting support to those affected by tragedy. Since its establishment, the Widows & Orphans Fund has assisted San Diego police officers and their families in their times of greatest need in a variety of ways – from covering funeral costs to providing health insurance for the children of a fallen hero.
  • Seal-NSW Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds and awareness for special programs in direct support of the Naval Special Warfare families on a local, national, and global scale. They offer programs designed to ensure the warriors and families of NSW stay healthy and resilient in this era of persistent deployments.
  • Team River Runner (San Diego Chapter) believes that every wounded and disabled veteran deserves the opportunity to embrace new challenges, invoke leadership, and promote camaraderie. The all-volunteer organization provides an outlet to fulfill these beliefs – inviting wounded and disabled war veterans and their families to participate in adaptive paddling programs.

Proceeds from this event were made possible by 78 corporate sponsors, many of whom participate in the tournament every year. To celebrate this year’s tournament and the fun on the course, CRC CARES hosted a dinner and awards reception in the Del Lago Ballroom at the Club both nights of the event.

 Highlights of the evening festivities included a raffle, announcement of tournament winners, and a formal donation presentation to the charitable recipients.

 For more details about this great event, visit our Tournament page.

CRC CARES Kicks for a Cause in the 2016 Safe at Home Kickball Tournament

For the second year in a row, CRC CARES members have fielded a team for the Bridges to Independence (b2i) Safe at Home Kickball Tournament, designed to raise money for underserved women and families in Northern Virginia’s Arlington and Alexandria Counties.

The 11th annual tournament took place on Saturday, August 6 at Crystal City’s Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Virginia. Our team hit the fields at 8:30 am for the opening ceremony, followed by game play beginning at 9:00 am.

Competing against teams fielded by Microsoft, Deloitte, and many others, our group of 13 played a grueling seven hours of kickball in the Mid-Atlantic summer heat, ultimately securing second place among a total of 16 teams. 

   
  
 
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  CRC CARES members cool off between rounds, gearing up to take on their next opponent. 

CRC CARES members cool off between rounds, gearing up to take on their next opponent. 

CRC CARES members were proud to be a team sponsor of this event, as the new b2i headquarters will be located within CRC’s 10th Street Flats development project.

Bridges to Independence (b2i) is Northern Virginia’s leading provider of services for homeless women, families, and those at risk. They offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain stability and move forward into self-sufficiency. They also prioritize prevention by reaching out to at-risk families and help them avoid homelessness in the first place. A private, non-profit organization, b2i has been working with and for homeless families since 1985. 

Gardening for a Good Cause with DC City Blossoms

On Friday, July 29, CRC CARES members from the Arlington office traded in their calculators and computers for gardening gloves and tools. 

Participating in a half-day community service event with DC-based non-profit, City Blossoms, our team of 17 worked on planting and maintaining Marion Street Intergeneration Garden, a communal, educational urban garden designed to be an artistic expression of the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood.

Working alone and in groups, participants of this half-day community service endeavor helped City Blossoms weed, fertilize, and harvest plants, and also contributed to necessary tasks like managing compost, spreading soil and mulch, painting garden signs, and maintaining flower beds. At the culmination of the event, our team was invited to harvest fresh produce. Among the garden’s ripe offerings were grapes, cucumbers, chives, tomatoes, and jalapeño peppers; the last of which spurred an adventurous eating contest among some of our volunteers.

City Blossoms is a non-profit dedicated to fostering healthy communities by developing creative, kid-driven green spaces.  Based in Washington, DC, City Blossoms provides bilingual, free, and affordable after-care, in-school, and summer programming to predominantly Latino and African-American youth ranging from ages two to eighteen. They serve neighborhoods in which children and teens may not otherwise have access to green spaces. Since 2009, City Blossoms has worked on 42 sites in Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.