i2 Construction raises $56K in support of Brain Matters
Brain Matters aims to bring life-changing innovation for all of Colorado and beyond
i2 Construction, a Denver-based full-service commercial general contractor recently held their third annual Chipping in for Charities golf tournament.
For the past three consecutive years, i2 Construction has organized and hosted a golf tournament to benefit a charity that i2 employees hold near and dear to them. This year’s tournament was hosted to support the non-profit organization, Brain Matters, in which $56K in funds were raised.
“At i2, it is our people who come first. When we saw first-hand what an incredible organization Brain Matters was, we all agreed that they would be the one to benefit from our annual golf tournament,” said Scott Farrell, i2 Construction President.
This year’s charity, Brain Matters, was selected after the wife of i2’s Senior Project Manager, William Pearson, had received life saving care for her brain tumor at Littleton Adventist Hospital. It was at this hospital where the Brain Matters campaign first began to advance neurological care. As a result, Pearson’s wife is highly involved with the mission of Brain Matters to bring life-changing innovation for all of Colorado and beyond.
“The generosity of the i2 Construction team will live for years to come in the Denver Metro area,” said Jillyan McKinney, Littleton Adventist Hospital CEO. “With their contributions, our community will have access to nationally renowned neurological care, from epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease to brain tumors and strokes. Our families will benefit from their support.”
The tournament took place on September 21st , where 144 golfers gathered for a silent auction, games at each hole, and outdoor banquet. The golf ball cannon and attending professional long driver were major highlights from the day for guests.
In the weeks leading up to the event, the tournament had quickly sold out demonstrating the depth of support for charity organizations within the community. “I’m very honored that i2 has chosen a charity that is near and dear to my heart and my better half Jill,” said William Pearson, i2 Construction Senior Project Manager. “We’re were able to give back to something this year that really gave life to us.”
This undertaking would not have been possible without the many volunteers from both i2 Construction and Brain Matters who generously offered their time to run a seamless tournament. While there were many hurdles to overcome during the planning phase this year, i2 never wanted to take the option to postpone the tournament to the following year.
Each year gathers more momentum than the previous year for this tournament. In 2018, i2 had the privilege of raising $20,000 for Family Homestead, an agency that develops transitional housing programs for the Denver area.
Then during last year’s event in 2019, the tournament raised $32,500 for Dirt Coffee Bar, a coffee shop with the mission of employing and empowering individuals with autism.
This being the third year of the tournament, i2 Construction was thankful to receive an abundance of support to bring needed funds to Brain Matters.