Burn Center Golf Fundraiser Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Large Donation

Pictured above: Committee members above L – R: Ron Bergquest – Viking SupplyNet; Jim Gawloski – CB Marketing; Darlene Sargent – Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Burn Center; Laura Brown; Marty King – NFSA; Karla Schultz – Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation, Steve Sferra and Marnie Klein– United States Alliance Fire Protection; and Mike Wos – PFFW Charitable Foundation. Not Pictured: Jim Henry – Potter Roemer; Jenna Jordan – United States Alliance Fire Protection; Chris Snyder – Milwaukee Fire Department; Tom Matic – Milwaukee Fire Department (retired); and Dan Gengler – NFSA (retired)

The Burn Center Golf Invitational committee presented checks to the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Burn Center and the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation. The contributions were raised by the 2018 BCGI Golf Event hosted by the NFSA WI Chapter at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. The Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Burn Center was presented a check for $77,865 towards the expansion of the Burn Center Outpatient Care Clinic. The PFFW Charitable Foundation received $33,914, which will fund the Newspapers in Education project ($5,000) and the WI Camp for Burn-Injured Youth ($28,914).

The BCGI was initiated and has been fully supported by the fire sprinkler industry. It has donated over $2.5 million over the past 30 years to these two charities to assist with their mission of burn prevention and burn injury care.

To support fire safety and fire protection—while also having a great time—join one of our many golf fundraising events across the country. Additionally, NFSA members can connect with local chapters or call 443-863-4464 for more information about getting involved and giving back. Not an NFSA member yet? Join today!




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