Sulzer Turbo Services annual Hack Attack golf tournament, which is held at the Golf Club of Houston, has raised $80,000 this year for the local Today’s Harbor for Children charity. This year’s event also celebrates the charity’s 70th anniversary. The tournament is held in April, which is also Child Abuse Prevention month.
Taking place at the home of the Shell Houston Open, the charity golf tournament organized by Sulzer Turbo Services Houston Inc. helps raise money to provide residential care for children that have been abused, abandoned or neglected in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. With only 144 players invited to take part, each one raises considerable sponsorship for the very worthwhile cause.
The day got off to an early start with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. for the scramble format that would ensure all the players completed their rounds together. Aside from the team matches, there were several other competitions including a hole-in-one contest to win $10,000 cash and prizes for the longest putt, the longest drive and the shot closest to the pin.
Sulzer Turbo Services Houston Inc. has been collaborating with customers and partners for 22 consecutive years, raising over 1.5 million for the charity, formerly known as the Boys & Girls Harbor charity. In addition to the financial support that Sulzer offers, it has also employed a number of those who have been cared for by the charity.
Over the years there have been some notable participants to the Hack Attack, such as Tim Drury and other long-standing customers of Sulzer Turbo Services Houston Inc. In addition, the continued support of some of its suppliers, such as Fred Gorman of Gorman Uniforms and David Bailey from Bailey Steel is greatly appreciated.
Darayus Pardivala, president Americas, rotating equipment services, commented: “Sulzer Turbo Services Houston Inc. has a long tradition of supporting the local community and this event has been an incredible success that enables us to help a very important cause. All of the players have had a great day and managed to raise a fantastic amount of money for some of the most vulnerable young people in our area.”
Don Sweat, president and CEO for Today’s Harbor for Children, concludes: “As the beneficiary of the event proceeds, we are able to continue guiding our children through to their next destination. Thanks to Sulzer’s continued support, now and moving forward, our mission to provide stability for youth in crisis is further ensured. We are honored to be a part of this extraordinary event.”