UNICOM Engineering had the unique privilege of spending an afternoon with our closest technology partners, colleagues and customers to network and give back. The annual UNICOM Engineering Golf Classic was held July 25 at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Rhode Island. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, our annual networking event was able to raise awareness and $30,000 to support a few of our favorite charities.
UNICOM Engineering Brings Focus to Humanitarian Organizations
An enjoyable afternoon of golf intended to thank our partners for their continued support and unrelenting efforts on behalf of our customers became something more. We connected on a very human level and were reminded why we were there thanks to three very charismatic and passionate speakers. Representatives from Rosie’s Place, the Will to Live Foundation and the New England Center and Home for Veterans opened our eyes and our hearts to a few very worthy causes. Here is a snapshot of what they shared.
Rosie’s Place - Boston, Massachusetts
Katie Amoro from Rosie’s Place shared a mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment to enrich the lives of poor and homeless women. She told the story of a woman that went from living on the streets, to finishing her education and buying a home, thanks to the assistance and support she received from the team at Rosie’s Place. This is just one of the many lives impacted each year. In fact, as the first women’s shelter in the United States founded in 1974, Rosie’s Place has grown to provide answers for 12,000 women a year in the form of wide-ranging support, housing and education services.
Will To Live - Johns Creek, Georgia
John Trautwein, founder of the Will to Live Foundation, shared his very personal story of loss and hope. Following the tragic death of his 15-year-old son to suicide, he created a foundation dedicated to preventing teen suicide through education about mental health and encouraging teens to recognize the love and hope that exists in each other. On this day, John told the story of celebrating the small wins while we are striving for home runs. I believe this message hit home for many in attendance as a reminder in all of our lives to recognize and celebrate the small moments of greatness in every day.
New England Center and Home for Veterans - Boston, Massachusetts
Tom Howard from the New England Center and Home for Veterans spoke about serving our Veterans who are at-risk of homelessness. Tom shared personal stories of his time serving our nation and illustrated the ripple effect that can be created by a single person. He described how moments can change the trajectory of our lives and provide clarity and assistance. This perfectly exemplifies the work that is done at the New England Center and Home for Veterans. While they are helping Veterans to find housing and employment they are planting the seeds for each person to reach their full potential and improve their quality of life.
UNICOM Engineering was proud to organize the annual Golf Classic, and appreciate everyone that was able to attend and support our event. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.