INDIANAPOLIS — Celebrating the 12th anniversary of their Camp Riley Golf Outing, the employees, suppliers, customers, family and friends of Peerless Pump Company, 216 golfers, raised more than $60,000 for Riley Hospital’s camp for children with physical challenges.
“Our 12-year total is now over $440,000, which again shows the generosity of all the people associated with Peerless and Grundfos [which acquired Peerless in 2007]”, said Meredith Mills, who coordinates the tournament in addition to her job in the Grundfos Information Technology department.
“There were eight golfers on every tee of the 27-hole Ironwood Golf Course [Fishers, Ind.], which was nearly unplayable … due to the heavy rains. The course managers and their team deserve a great deal of credit as well,” Mills added.
“This event epitomizes the Grundfos value of being ‘Focused on People’, and the participation of so many of our colleagues and partners, shows that our values are shared by many,” said Fred Bock, vice president of marketing for Grundfos North America. “The hard work of so many people — much of which is on their own time — has made this a capstone event, which continues to reach its goal of sending as many kids to camp as possible.”
The Peerless team is already talking about the 2012 event, which will most certainly take the event’s total to more than a half-million dollars raised since its inception.
Camp Riley helps inspire youth with physical disabilities to realize their potential as they become increasingly independent. Every summer nearly 250 children, ages 8–18, from throughout Indiana and several other states come to Camp Riley. During their time at camp they prove to themselves and others that their strength and will power define them — not their physical circumstances. From horseback riding, to swimming, to conquering the high ropes course, campers discover new confidence and make lifelong friends. Camp Riley holds six different camp sessions during a five-week period each summer at Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s 2,500-acre universally accessible outdoor recreational facility.
Additional information is available at www.rileykids.org.
A member of the Grundfos Group of Companies, Peerless Pump Co. is a global leader in fluid handling systems. Based in Indianapolis, Peerless has facilities throughout North America and the world. Serving the pump industry for more than 87-years, Peerless serves many markets including fire protection, municipal, commercial, and agriculture. Additional information is available at www.peerlesspump.com and www.grundfos.com.