HVAC Contractor GARDINER to Present Rainbow Golf Classic

July 8, 2020
Fundraising includes participation in a virtual golf outing as a play-in opportunity for GARDINER clients, and a fundraising competition for GARDINER associates.

SOLON, Ohio, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire -- GARDINER, a leading commercial HVAC and building services firm based in Northeast Ohio, announced that the company will serve as presenting sponsor for the 2020 Rainbow Golf Classic, to be held at The Country Club in Pepper Pike, Oh. on August 31, 2020. 

The 37th Annual Rainbow Golf Classic is hosted by Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation which is a supporting organization for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. 

The event will follow social distancing and other safety precautions. 

In addition to the sponsorship commitment, GARDINER launched a supporting fundraising campaign, which will include a summer-long virtual golf outing for clients competing for a chance to play in the Rainbow Golf Classic, an internal fundraising competition for the company's more than 220 local associates, and a custom T-shirt designed by local apparel company GV Art + Design.

"This is an unprecedented time and our local healthcare partners need fundraising support now more than ever," said GARDINER President Todd Barnhart. "This feels like a great way for us to get our clients, associates and the entire local construction & building services community involved to help ensure that this important fundraising effort, which directly impacts kids in Northeast Ohio, gets the support it needs. We're honored to be involved.

"We are very grateful to GARDINER for being the new title sponsor of the Rainbow Golf Classic. This annual event has raised more than $4 million dollars for the hospital and has impacted the lives of many children and young adults right here in our community," said Collette Laisure, president of the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation.

Last year, the Rainbow Golf Classic raised $198,000 for UH Rainbow, a community leader in providing healthcare for the children of Northeast Ohio and beyond. Funds raised through the Rainbow Golf Classic or the supporting campaign will provide critical funds that directly impact patient care and clinical research.