An annual charity golf tournament hosted by SPX Cooling Technologies Inc., Overland Park, Kan., on May 19, raised more than $65,000 for two organizations. Literacy KC, a Kansas City-based community for adults and families to improve literacy skills and enhance their quality of life, and the Kansas City Professional Chapter of Engineers without Borders USA, a nonprofit organization that builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities, will benefit from the fundraiser.

The golf tournament at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course in Spring Hill, Kan., included 140 golfers and dozens of volunteers from SPX Cooling, Literacy KC and EWB-USA. SPX employees, suppliers, sales representatives and supporters played an 18-hole “scramble-style” tournament. Additional challenges were available throughout the course such as longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin. A silent auction and raffle following the tournament added to the event donations. All net proceeds from the tournament will be shared by Literacy KC and EWB-USA, says SPX Cooling Technologies.

“The tournament was a great success and we owe that to our generous sponsors, participants and volunteers for helping make it happen,” commented Ankush Kumar, the president of SPX Global Cooling. “Without them we wouldn’t have been able to raise the money we did for these well-deserving organizations.” 

SPX Cooling Technologies began holding the annual charity golf tournament in 2014 and has since contributed more than $300,000 to nonprofit organizations. The 2022 tournament is the first since 2019, and it coincides with the centennial of the Marley brand.