BPU Employees Charity Golf Tournament Awards Proceeds to Area Organizations
The BPU Employees Charity Golf Corporation distributed checks totaling $43,000 to the Police Athletic League (PAL), Wyandotte County Parks Foundation, Historic Northeast-Midtown Association (HNMA), and the BPU Employee Foundation. Proceeds were raised in the corporate sponsored 2018 BPU Charity Golf Tournament event.
This year’s event broke a record for funds raised and this could not be possible without the many sponsors, those that donated prizes, golfers and the employee volunteers that gave up part of their Saturday to assist in conducting this annual event.
“The BPU Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament may have begun small, but it has matured into a major source of funding for local charities. This is one great example of how the utility has committed itself to giving back to the community,” said BPU Board President Jeff Bryant.
BPU Charity Golf Corp. Chair David Mehlhaff, said that the funds will be utilized for the construction and installation of ADA accessible playground equipment, the Learn to Earn Program and helping young people interact with police officers in a positive setting among other projects orchestrated by fund recipients.
As part of its on-going commitment to the community, the BPU Employees Charity Golf Corporation, a Kansas not-for-profit organization, sponsors and hosts an annual golf tournament. Since it began in 1992, the annual event has raised over $581,000 dollars for area children’s charities and nonprofit organizations that benefit children and youth in Wyandotte County.
Next year’s tournament is slated for Saturday, September 7th at Dub’s Dread.
BPU’s water department was originally created in 1909, and its electric utility was operational in 1912. The purpose of the utility, then and to this day, is to provide the highest quality electric and water services at the lowest possible cost. Today the publicly owned utility serves approximately 65,000 electric and 51,000 water customers, primarily in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The mission of the utility and its employees is “to focus on the needs of our customers, to improve the quality of life in our community while promoting safe, reliable and sustainable utilities.” BPU’s Web site is www.bpu.com.