PVF Roundtable raises additional scholarship funds
The Houston, Texas-based PVF Roundtable continued its important work in the industrial PVF industry, holding its annual Don Caffee Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing at Kingwood Country Club.
It was the first time the event was held at Kingwood. The outing drew 428 golfers, 50 volunteers and 26 vendors to the three golf courses. “Considering the extensive rain and flooding the previous week in Houston, the courses were in remarkable condition,” PVF Roundtable President Joe Pro (Penn Machine) said.
Prior to the golf outing, the group held a breakfast with its board of directors where top sponsors of the outing met with board members and with two scholarship recipients from San Jacinto College.
Titles sponsors for the golf outing were Weldbend and City Pipe & Supply. “Through the generosity of our members, golfers and sponsors, the PVF Roundtable Charitable Foundation cleared more than $100,000 to donate this year for scholarships,” Pro said.
A day later, the spring PVF Roundtable was held at the Belltower on 34th Street in Houston where more than 325 attendees took full advantage of networking opportunities.
During the event, Joe Costanzo, on behalf of Ferguson, presented the Charitable Foundation with a check for $25,000 to be used for 2019 scholarships. MRC Global’s Dawn Witt presented a check for $15,000 to also be used for 2019 scholarships.
“In two days, we raised more than $140,000 for scholarships,” Pro noted. “Our goal for 2019 is $250,000, which will bring us to $1 million in just 10 years. These dollars are making a direct impact on students.”
The summer PVF Roundtable takes place in August at the Bell Tower.