RCASF Awards Make-A-Wish Foundation Record Setting Contribution
September 15, 2016
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- With the generous contributions of local roofing contractors and associate members, the RCASF was able to more than double the contribution given to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in 2015. RCASF is proud to report the success of their 37th Annual Fishing Tournament held at the Hawk's Cay Resort on Duck Key.
The Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida is composed of charitable contractors and associate members who work together for the benefit of children struggling with illness in our community. In addition to the $75,000 awarded to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, RCASF contributed $7,500 to the International Game Fish Association's Junior Angler Division. (IGFA)
This year's Fishing Tournament was held at Hawk's Cay Resort on June 10th and the Awards Ceremony was held on August 17th. Norm Wedderburn, CEO and president of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Southern Florida said, "We cannot thank the RCASF enough! RCASF has helped us to change many lives and for that we will be eternally grateful." Gene Fall, RCASF Fishing Tournament committee chairman, thanked all of the local roofing industry supporters who came together for some good hearted fishing rivalry and to ultimately provide financial assistance to two worthy causes.
Last year, the RCASF Fishing Committee initiated their Signature Sponsor Program with Earl W. Johnston Roofing gifting $5000 or 'one wish' to a child in need. This year, the program expanded to six Signature Sponsors each donating one 'wish': Certified Contracting Group, CL Burks Construction, Earl W. Johnston Roofing, Empire Roofing, Spec Building Supply and Weather-Tech Roofing & Waterproofing.
The RCASF Fishing Committee has already begun planning for next year's tournament on June 11, 2017 with a goal of exceeding this year's contributions. They encourage donations of fishing related items for auction and financial sponsorships. If you would like to contribute, please contact RCASF.