At TSP, we are dedicated to giving back to the community – in fact, it’s part of our company vision. We are also dedicated to our employees, and one way we show that dedication is through participating in philanthropic initiatives that are close to their hearts. While many companies have one charitable partner set in stone, we’re all about variety and love when our employees bring ideas for TSP sponsorships and charitable events. In fact, we once even sponsored an employee’s daughter’s goat at her Future Farmers of America event! In the spirit of variety and listening closely to our employees, here are a few charity efforts TSP has been part of recently.
One of our #TSProckstars, Chuck Chick from South Carolina, recently asked if we would get involved with a shooting tournament, Klays for Kids, which is a fundraising event sponsored by “Log-A-Load for Kids” and the South Carolina Forestry Association. Chuck participated along with three of his TSP customers – also showing TSP’s strong customer relationships. TSP sponsored their team at the gold level rate of $1,000. This event was held at Backwoods Quail Club on May 7th.
In April, some of our employees participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies fundraising event at White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX. The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other problems that threaten our babies. The organization helps provide research on the reasons why babies are born too soon or very sick and includes babies who are in the intensive care unit or suffer from premature birth health issues.
Another foundation TSP sponsored is Leighton’s Gift, a charity with a mission to turn a tragedy into something positive. Several employees volunteered their time, and even rode motorcycles with some customers in the foundation’s annual fundraiser, Leighton’s Ride. This year’s collected funds totaled more than $22,500 and that money will be used to install web cameras into the NICU at Texas Health Plano. These cameras help families stay connected to their child even when they can’t physically be present.
TSP also recently sponsored North Texas Christian Academy’s Chicken Chow Down & Auction event at the $2,000 platinum sponsorship level. The event was held on April 30th and was a night of family fun, full of entertainment and fundraising.
On May 14, some #TSProckstars had fun outdoors, participating in the Annual Cornerstone Golf Tournament, which is a fundraiser to help support the Cornerstone Church in Plano, TX. At the request of an employee, TSP sponsored two foursome teams and a par three hole-in-one contest.
Another charity effort TSP will contribute to via a direct employee request is the 9th Annual Kansas City Vision Walk for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which will take place on June 18th. TSP has contributed to this cause for the second year in a row in support of an employee’s daughter who is blind.
Last but not least, TSP held a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, with proceeds benefitting the Special Olympics. This tournament kicked off TSP’s participation in the 2016 Corporate Challenge, an Olympic style competition involving as many as 25 athletic and non-athletic events, in which employees of various local companies compete. Players on the final table included: Robert Schlotterbeck, Andy Hodo, Celita Ewing, Marcello Tamburrino and Chris Shabram. These individuals will represent team #TSProckstars at the corporate challenge this fall.
Stay tuned for more philanthropy updates as we continue to give back to the community, and remember that we’re always up for suggestions!