Due to COVID-19 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Tee Up for Kids Topgolf Tournament. The agency opted to host a virtual campaign supported by corporate partners and individuals requesting donations from friends and family. DEPCOM Power joined as a Presenting Sponsor for third year in a row. Along with several other sponsors and the efforts of 50 individual fundraisers BBBSAZ was able to raise close to $34,000 in just one month.
“Today, children face tremendous challenges, but through effective and sustained mentoring, BBBSAZ can help make a positive and measurable difference in their lives,” said Laura Capello, President and CEO, BBBSAZ. “We depend on the support of our local community including corporate partners like DEPCOM Power to help raise vital funds needed to continue to match more children with caring, supportive mentors.”
Since 2014, DEPCOM has donated $5.9 Million to the project communities where DEPCOM Power builds and operates solar power plants for utility customers across the USA. The company provided a generous gift of $10,000 to the Tee Up for Kids virtual campaign. All of the money raised will go directly back to the program allowing BBBSAZ to sustain existing matches and create new matches throughout Maricopa county.
“DEPCOM is honored to be able to support BBBSAZ through its virtual campaign this year,” said John Schroeder, Executive Vice President of Plant Operations and President of DEPCOM G.I.V.E.S. “With the challenges being faced across the nation, we know how important it is to continue our support of BBBSAZ so that they can continue the amazing work they do to enrich the lives of children.”