The 12th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S.M. Wilson & Co. raised $30,000 for The Dream Factory of Saint Louis on May 14 Glen Echo Country Club, the company announced this week.
The total amount raised includes $25,000 from entry fees and sponsorships and an additional $5,000 through day-of events including a silent auction.
More than 50 construction-related companies and organizations supported the event, which helps children with critical and chronic illnesses to realize their dreams.
Since 2007, S.M. Wilson has helped raise $365,000 for The Dream Factory of Saint Louis through the Swinging Fore Dreams tournament.
“Due to the strong support from our partners and subcontractors, we have been able to help grant more than 70 dreams to area children,” said Amy Berg, president of S. M. Wilson. “This is a staple event for our company. It allows us to go Beyond the Build to enhance our community.”
The Dream Factory of Saint Louis was founded in 1983 — one of 36 non-profit Dream Factory chapters around the country. The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. To learn more about the Saint Louis Dream Factory, visit http://dreamfactoryinc.org/chapters/saintlouis/.
Founded in Granite City nearly 100 years ago, S.M. Wilson is today a construction management, design/build and general contracting firm based in St. Louis.