Waste Connections hits $1 million fundraising goal for local charities
Waste Connections, with executive offices in The Woodlands TX, announced that it reached its goal to raise $1 million to benefit specific non-profit organizations focusing on youth and our military. The event was held in March at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center.
“We are grateful to everyone who has made this tournament the success it has become over the last ten years and raising $1 million this year was no small feat. Waste Connections takes care of event expenses, so all money raised goes directly to our 11 charities,” noted Michelle Little, Waste Connections’ VP Accounting and Golf Tournament Chair. “Our founder Ron Mittelstaedt instilled our culture of Servant Leadership, and this charity event continues to build on our philosophy that Culture Matters, and the mission of our company – to give back to the communities in which we operate.”
Ms. Little continued, “The success of our event is a testament to our employees, volunteers, vendors, and everyone who has worked tirelessly to help us reach our goal this year, and we are grateful to you for your support.”
This year the tournament will distribute the $1 million to our beneficiaries, which include:
• CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County
• HOPE, The Will Herndon Research Fund
• Interfaith of The Woodlands
• Johnny Damon Foundation
• Josh Beckett Foundation
• Montgomery County Youth Services
• Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch
• The Monarch School
• The Roger Clemens Foundation
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County
• All Eagles Oscar
The event kicked off with the Player’s Cocktail Reception on Sunday March 25th, where attendees could meet with the Waste Connections leadership team and enjoy a LIVE performance by Improvisational Speed Painter, Dan Dunn. A live auction, sports pull, sports bar themed evening with March Madness on the big screens and competitive bar games rounded out the evening.
The Golf Classic for Kids enjoyed beautiful weather on Monday and attendees met Roger Clemens, Johnny Damon and Josh Beckett – all retired Major League Baseball players, along with Bronson Burgoon, PGA TOUR Pro Golfer and The Woodlands resident.
For non-golfers, The VIP Experience was an event in itself with Erin Ness, professional poker player and member of the GSN’s Team PokerStars™ playing.
The Award dinner highlighted the day’s winners, and the live auction helped push the goal over the top.
About Waste Connections
Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the United States and Canada. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, Waste Connections is also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections serves more than six million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers in 39 states in the U.S., and five provinces in Canada. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. For more information about Waste Connections visit www.WasteConnections.com