Southland Industries' Mid-Atlantic Division Golf Tournament Raises $68,600 for Charity

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 22:00

Dulles, VA 

 
The Mid-Atlantic Division of Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest mechanical design-build engineering and construction firms, recently hosted its 3rd Annual Tee Off for Charity golf tournament. The tournament was held at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Virginia and donations were split between the USO Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) and the Southland Industries Scholarship fund. The tournament attracted a full field of 144 participants and raised over $68,600 for charity.
 
Southland chose USO-Metro to receive half of the proceeds based on their commitment to the men and women of our nation's Armed Forces. Southland's Mid-Atlantic Division Leader Mike Miller stated, "It's a great pleasure to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic region's military healthcare construction for over the past three years. To design and build this type of work knowing that we're supplying our armed forces with world class facilities gives extra meaning to these projects." Miller added that "with help from our sponsors, being able to raise a few dollars and give back to our military families is just a small token of our appreciation for their much deeper sacrifices."
 
"The USO's role is to do the little things to boost morale and let our nation's service men and women know they are supported and appreciated," said Elaine Rogers, president of the USO of Metropolitan Washington. "The continued generosity of the community makes it possible for USO-Metro to serve the troops and their families, and we are truly grateful to Southland Industries for its support of USO-Metro's many programs and services for the more than 500,000 active duty military in the National Capital Region."
 
Plans are already in the works for next year's tournament and Southland would like to personally thank our generous sponsors for making this year's event a success. Event sponsors included: Ferguson Enterprises, Clark Construction, Capitol Controls, Carrier, TBN/TRA, Chesapeake Systems, Air Cleaning Technologies, and DMR-HVAC.
 
About Southland Industries Scholarship Foundation
The Southland Industries Scholarship Foundation awards children of eligible employees with scholarships for college or trade school. Since 2005, Southland has awarded over 110 scholarships to deserving students.
 
 
About USO of Metropolitan Washington
The USO of Metropolitan Washington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to "Serving those who serve, and their families" in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers; four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org.

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit southlandind.com.
 

Media Contact: Dan Navarrete, Vice President, Marketing and Communications

703-834-5570 • DNavarrete@southlandind.com