Celebrating our Founder Sam Kitchell

Last month we came together to celebrate our Founder Sam Kitchell by volunteering with nonprofit organizations in communities where we live and work. During our annual Founder’s Day, Kitchell employees-owners representing five states and 21 communities participated in 30 community projects, ranging from park clean-ups in Anaheim to making care packages at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The list of organizations we benefited includes:

Our efforts resulted in nearly $30,000 raised for these local charities by donating $25 per employee, per hour to the nonprofits where our employee-owners volunteered.

Thank you to Sam Kitchell for having the vision to found Kitchell nearly 70 years ago, and to all of our employee-owners who are committed to sustaining his legacy of philanthropy and community service!

Watch our Founder’s Day video at this link.

In its sixth year, Build Fore Good tournament proceeds reach more than $360k for Arizona nonprofits

We recently completed our sixth annual Build Fore Good tournament in partnership with hardison/downey, which so far has raised more than $360,000 for Arizona-based charities.

Held at the Westin Kierland Golf Club, the sold-out tournament field was 220 players on both courses. Players were treated to breakfast, lunch, challenges and entertainment throughout the day, including a “break the glass” station, corn hole, a hole-in-one featuring a brand new Audi (which was awarded to a very lucky golfer) and speed hole. Each golfer was also treated to a Nike certificate good for an on-site purchase of shoes or other merchandise.

This year’s beneficiary was the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix. The title sponsor was Mark-Taylor, and silver sponsors were Lockton and American Openings.

See the video recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTTeo50YtQM&feature=youtu.be