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Three local nonprofit organizations received thousands of dollars raised by the Texas A&M student chapter of The Associated General Contractors of America, a leading industry group, at an April 2015 benefit golf tournament.
The student group distributed $7,500 each to the Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley, which hosts programs for area youth, Leaps for Autism, which supports a local autism clinic and support group, and Save Our Streets Ministries, a faith-based group that hosts programs for children, teens and adults.
Representatives from the organizations accepted the funds at a brief ceremony on the front steps of Francis Hall, home of the Department of Construction Science, that was attended by Ron Workman, the group’s faculty adviser, Joe Horlen, head of the department, and AGC officers.
The annual benefit tournament, which took place April 10 at The Campus Course at Texas A&M, had 108 participants and was supported by 24 sponsors, including some of the region’s largest building contractors.
In addition to hosting the tourney, members of the student AGC chapter perform community service projects, host lectures featuring executives from top builders, organize construction site tours and provide networking opportunities with leading builders.