On Monday, June 3rd, 2019 Columbia participated in the W.R. and Floy A. Sauey Foundation’s 19th Annual Golf Outing. Each year the foundation invites vendors and customers alike to participate in a golf tournament benefiting a local charity. This year the Sauey Foundation chose to benefit the Reedsburg Area Boys and Girls Club.
Columbia participated with a total of 12 golfers from our office and respected dealers, including Kim and Kirt Little from Southwest Toyota Lift, Nathan Mixdorf and Dan Elliot of Hupp Toyota Lift, Ethan McGinnis of South Jersey Electric Vehicles, and Chan Hunt of Orange County Monster Carts. In total, there were 100 golfers from 39 businesses with numerous more attendees for the dinner and other aspects of the charity event, making this the largest attended event to date.
Local businesses, as well as some of Columbia’s Dealers, made monetary and raffle donations to the charity event which included Flambeau merchandise, Green Bay Packer tickets, Brewers tickets, and more! Each year the foundation board matches the golf outing donations and gives those funds to different charities in the surrounding community. This year the event raised a total of $24,500 for the Boys & Girls Club of West Central Wisconsin - Reedsburg/ Sauk County, making the event's contribution even more memorable for our community!
The Boys and Girls Club intends to upgrade their creative play areas to help increase safety and sensory learning. Some of the upgrades that will be installed include a new turf area for year-round use, indoor games such as Foosball and ping pong tables, and wind sensing mechanisms for safety. Karen DeSanto, Executive Director or the Boys and Girls Club of West Central Wisconsin, said that these upgrades will create a more diverse and encouraging environment for the members.
Over the last 19 years, many hard-working hours and much heart have gone into making this event grow more and more beneficial to Baraboo, Reedsburg, and the surrounding area. Each year the W.R. and Floy A Sauey Foundation Board chooses a different charity to sponsor within the surrounding area. Columbia would like to thank all of those involved in giving back to our community and the Boys And Girls Club so that they can continue to inspire the children of the Reedsburg area. A special thank you to those that diligently worked to put this event together including Alison Martin, Dawn Hockerman, Karen Riebs, Sonja Stauffacher and continuing on to most members of the W.R. and Floy A. Sauey Family.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of West-Central Wisconsin
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Each day after school and during the summer, over 1,000 Club members have the opportunity to learn, grow, give back to the community through programs that focus on academic success, healthy habits and lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. These life-changing programs are provided through its Club locations in three communities – Tomah, Baraboo and Reedsburg. This unique rural collaboration between communities is led by 45 active board members and implemented by 30+ full and part-time employees and over 200 volunteers.
More About The W.R. And Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation
The W.R. and Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation was started in 1998. It is a private corporate foundation, committed to the local communities in which the Nordic Group Member Companies operate. The W.R. and Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation has 3 main missions: To promote the preservation and participation in the free enterprise system; To encourage associates and associates’ children to be well-educated individuals, moving towards developing self-supporting, marketable skills; To promote the quality of life of the local communities in which the Nordic Group Member Companies operates, with a focus on child and family issues.
More About Columbia Vehicle Group
Based in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Columbia is a premier electric vehicle manufacturer whose history dates back to 1946. Columbia has one of the most expansive electric vehicle product line-ups in the world, producing electric vehicles for private use as well as commercial and industrial applications that include models that move from 1 to 24 people, carry up to 6,000 pounds of payload, tow up to 16,000 pounds and travel up to 25 miles per hour. To learn more about Columbia, visit http://columbiavehicles.com/.
Columbia Vehicle Group, Inc. is a member of the Nordic Group of Companies, Ltd. Nordic Group (headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin) is a privately-held holding company consisting of subsidiaries with 22 facilities, and 24 marketing units around the world with over 2,400 associates. Nordic Group member companies manufacture and distribute plastic, seating and transportation products worldwide for industrial, commercial and consumer markets. For more information, visit www.nordicgroup.com.