Sep 26, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Diversified Project Management
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Diversified Project Management’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $80,000 to Benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The total amount raised for the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter Surpasses $750,000
NEWTON, Mass. (September 26, 2013)— Diversified Project Management, Inc. (DPM), a Newton, MA-based owner’s representative firm providing programming, pre-construction, project management, construction administration, FF&E coordination and move-planning services, held its 20th annual MS Golf Classic tournament at the Hopkinton Country Club.
“Since we started this tournament twenty years ago, I have been humbled by the persistent generosity from those in our industry and the real estate, design and construction community,” said Bob Keeley, President of Diversified Project Management and member of the Chapter’s Board of Trustees. “The support is something that has grown consistently over the years and I am grateful to all who join us each year – some of whom have been here since day one. I’m proud to say that this year’s sellout tournament has pushed us to the $750.000 mark, bringing us that much closer to a cure for MS.”
The sellout tournament was held September 9th. The funds collected from 144 golfers, dinner attendees, sponsorships, sale of raffle tickets, mulligans and the live auction raised $80,000. Wakefield Moving’s team, led by Bill Burns, netted the lowest score. The foursome was rounded out by Fred Devereaux, Dave Itckes, and Adam Winfield and finished with an impressive score of 58. The Closest-to-the-Pin was won by Interface Flor’s Tom Nutter with 18 inches and the longest drives went to Aurora Cammarata from Timberline Construction and Jim Stadler of Commodore Builders.
This year’s sponsors included; Advanced Signing, AIS, Allegheny Contract Flooring, Bowdoin Construction Corp, Commodore Builders, Dacon Corporation, Dellbrook Construction, Eastern Bank, Elaine Construction, Erland Construction, H&H Builders, HiTouch Business Services, J. Calnan & Associates, Lee Kennedy Company, Professional Electric Contractors of CT, RDK Engineers, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Sterling Movers, Structure Tone, Suffolk Construction, Timberline Construction , Union Office Interiors, & WB Engineers + Consultants.
“The Greater New England Chapter serves over 19,000 individuals and families in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, who are affected by this unpredictable and often disabling disease,” added Mr. Keeley. “We support the National MS Society because they drive research for a cure and they address the challenges of each person affected by MS.”
“Bob Keeley is a true leader," said Lori Espino, Executive Vice President for Resource Development at the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter. “He chooses to take action, to do something about MS now, because he knows that results in MS research are driven by private donations. The Society is so grateful to Bob and everyone at DPM and their clients, who play a part in the MS Golf Classic.”
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and can stop people from moving forward in their lives. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, but teenagers and young children can also have MS; and, there are more than twice as many women as men diagnosed with the disease, which affects 2.1 million people worldwide. Join the movement to create a world free of MS at www.MSnewengland.org.