It was terrific to finally come back to the Boston area to enjoy some great (and maybe not so great!) golfing and fantastic company. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, our annual networking event was able to raise awareness and about $30,000 to support a few of our favorite charities. Check them out below.
Empowering women for success
Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for women in need, shares a mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment to help them maintain their dignity as they get the necessary services they need to achieve independence. To kick off the evening, our speaker, Michael Oliver, shared how the first women-only shelter came to be in the United States in the early 1970s to address the need of women desperate for help. Rosie’s Place has evolved into a multi-service agency that works to create answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing, and education services. While many enter the doors to Rosie’s Place admitting defeat, they are shown compassion and are provided with the message that every woman is a strong and resourceful individual, whose past and present need not be her limits.
Giving vets a helping hand
Retired US Navy admiral, Walter B. Massenburg spoke on behalf of the NECHV with a powerful message about the fight for veteran care. Founded by veterans for veterans over two decades ago, it is the largest shelter in the country, providing a safe haven for those that have defended our nation as they now struggle to fight their own personal battles. The organization sheds light on the face of homelessness and mental health in America, as many veterans, both male and female, find themselves in hard times. Through events like these, NECHV reminds us that these veterans will not be forgotten and aims to provide much-needed hope that enables success in the future.
Delivering hope to teens everywhere
John Trautwein, founder of the Will to Live Foundation, shared his very personal story of loss, hope, and the will to live 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. John explained how debilitating the mental illness of depression can be and how important checking in with your loved ones and acknowledging how difficult life can be, especially for teens. This message sends a powerful reminder to recognize that people of all ages, but in particular, the youngest in our lives, face many challenges far different than the generation before them and need support learning how to cope.
Thank you – we are truly grateful
UNICOM Engineering was proud to organize this year’s Golf Classic! From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank our sponsors, vendors, and volunteers for their continued support and unrelenting efforts on behalf of our charities. Our event would also not have been possible without the tremendous support of our partners. The success of the golf tournament is always very humbling, and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of such beautiful causes and have the chance to give back to those in need. We thank everyone that attended for the smiles and laughs, and we hope to see you all again next year in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.