ErieTec Donates $29,452 to Local Make-a-Wish Chapter

ErieTec owners Mike Ketchel and Judy Miller present Make-a-Wish Vice President Jan Stork with a donation of $29,452.

This summer, ErieTec held a Customer/Vendor Appreciation golf outing at Lake View Country Club in North East, PA. While the day was full of appreciation for many of those who are integral to ErieTec’s success, we also utilized it as an opportunity to give back to the community. All proceeds from the event were to benefit Make-a-Wish’s local chapter which covers Pennsylvania and West Virginia. ErieTec owners Michael Ketchel and Judy Miller pledged additional money to the cause, leading to a sizable donation: ErieTec donates $29,452.

The Golf Outing

erietec donates to make-a-wish after a golf outing at lake view country club. this photo features the view of lake erie from hole 14
View of Lake Erie from Hole 14. A hole-in-one at this location could have won someone a brand new Chevy Equinox from Hallman Chevrolet!
erietec donates to make a wish after golf outing. this photo shows attendee prizes.
What’s a golf outing without some fun golf accessories?

August 8, 2019 ErieTec held our annual Customer/Vendor Appreciation Golf Outing. While lunchtime saw a torrential downpour, the course was clear and sunny by tee time. Teams competed in a four man scramble, and at hole 14, they even had the chance to win a brand new car from Hallman Chevrolet! While no one hit a hole-in-one that would have secured that fantastic prize, each time had a great time on the course.

Dinner was delicious, of course, and after the food was served, we all got to hear from Jan Stork about all the good Make-a-Wish does for kids in our community. Our donation the previous year had funded about 4.5 wishes, so she shared stories of four different kids.

Reverse Raffle for a set of golf clubs, benefiting Make-a-Wish and emceed by ErieTec’s own Chris Sanders.

Before the night was over, golf clubs were reverse-raffled, sporting tickets were won, and door prizes were given – but most of all, our vendors and customers and employees all contributed to an organization that makes our community happier one wish at a time.

The Sponsors

erietec donates to make-a-wish with help from sponsors danfoss, bearings limited, IMC, Hammond, Yaskawa, Eaton, Dodge, Gormley-Farrington, Mersen, Toshiba, Gen-Mark, Rexnord, US Tsubaki, Regal, Nationwide Belting Services, Schaeffler, Baldor, Timken, Carlisle, and HANCO.
ErieTec Customer/Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament Sponsors

We are immensely thankful to all that participated in the golf outing and the daily raffles and other fundraiser, but we’re especially grateful to those vendors of ours who made it possible:

  • Baldor-Reliance
  • Bearings Limited
  • Carlisle Belts by Timken
  • Danfoss
  • Dodge
  • Eaton
  • Gen-Mark
  • Gormley-Farrington
  • Hammond Manufacturing
  • Industrial Motor Controls
  • Mersen
  • Midwest Conveying (Nationwide Belting)
  • Regal
  • Rexnord
  • Schaeffler
  • Timken
  • Toshiba
  • US Tsubaki
  • Yaskawa

The Teams

Without this guys and gals, the day couldn’t have happened! Thank you so much to each of you who bought mulligans and chances at the hole-in-one and especially those two teams who tied for first with 6 strokes under par! Great job to all!

ErieTec Customer/Vendor Appreciation Golf Outing Teams 2019

The Donation

We were so happy to have Jan Stork of Erie’s Make-a-Wish chapter stop by today to pick up the donation. ErieTec donates because we are a family company (founded in 1958 by the father of our current owners), and because we very deeply believe in supporting our community. The chapter that we donated to serves all six of our branch locations, and by happy coincidence the donation will allow for at least six kids to get their wishes.

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