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BIRMINGHAM (Nov. 1, 2012) – Three hundred vendors, customers and teammates [employees] of Nucor Steel Alabama met on the greens and fairways of the Robert Trent Jones Trail at Oxmoor Valley last month, raising more than $260,000 in the company’s Children’s Charity Classic. The annual golf tournament benefits the patients at Children’s of Alabama pediatric hospital.
Tournament activities included a four-person team scramble, night putting competition and a welcome dinner held at Ross Bridge with live and silent auctions, entertainment and the announcement of Nucor affiliate American Buildings Company (ABC) as the winner of the Simon the Loving Lion Challenge. ABC raised $10,860 to help fund the Simon the Loving Lion ministry at Children’s which provides a plush toy Simon to inpatients as a reminder of the spiritual support provided to them as they face frightening physical challenges during their hospitalization.
Daryl Boe, Mike Miller, Jon Heilman and Russ Sutherin won the tournament. Each received a green jacket personalized with artwork by patients.
Tournament steering committee members were James Huff and Kenneth Miller, Nucor Steel Birmingham; Mike Miller, Nucor Steel Decatur; April Pitts, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa; Terry Green, American Buildings Company in Eufaula; and Pat Cagle, Vulcraft Alabama in Fort Payne.
“Nucor, with many of our customers, suppliers and vendors, has been associated with Children’s of Alabama for six years now, and it has been one of the most rewarding relationships,” said Mike Lee, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Decatur. “If all the monies we’ve gathered can save one life, or make one child go home, then it was worth every penny. Nucor is dedicated to its communities and all the people within. We are honored to be associated with Children’s, and are extremely grateful for its state-of-the-art, cutting edge technology that keeps the children of our great state healthy.”
In addition to presenting sponsor Ranger Steel, other major sponsors of the tournament include Kinder Morgan; Curbs Plus, Inc.; Heavy Machines, Inc.; Tube City IMS; D&L, Inc.; Atlas Fasteners for Construction; Chatham Steel Corporation; Sika Corporation; Parker Towing Company, Inc.; Chapel Steel; Feralloy; Siskin Steel; American Cast Iron Pipe Company; Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company; NEO Industries; Phoenix Metals and several dozen corporate sponsors.
Nucor Alabama operates five plants including American Buildings Company in Eufaula, Nucor Steel Birmingham, Inc., Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc., Vulcraft-Alabama in Fort Payne and Nucor Steel Decatur LLC.
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past three years by US News & World Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.