SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, Aug. 12, representatives from Diversified Metals and the Quaboag Country Club presented proceeds from their recent Pro-Am Golf Outing to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield. The tournament, played by 16 pros and 60 amateurs, was underwritten by Diversified Metals.
The goal of the tournament was to bring small businesses together and support the hospital’s work.
“Shriners Hospital makes such a difference in children’s lives, and Diversified Metals saw an opportunity to help this fantastic organization further their mission,” said Ken Hamel, president of Diversified Metals. “Not only was the community supportive of this great cause, but they helped us raise over $18,000 in our first year of fund-raising. We could not have done it without our amazing employees who organized the event, our generous sponsors, and all of the individuals who donated. We look forward to continuing to raise money, and awareness, for such a special cause.”
Added H. Lee Kirk, administrator of the hospital, “the generosity of Ken Hamel, the Diversified Metals team, corporate sponsors, and individuals is a testament to their community spirit and commitment to making a difference in the lives of children. For 90 years, this type of community support has enabled Shriners Hospital to fulfill its mission of providing hyper-specialty medical and surgical care to children regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The hospital staff is extremely grateful for this generous donation and the awareness it has brought to our facility.”