On Saturday, October 11th, Team Central represented Central Roofing Company at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at the Mall of America. Fifty-two walkers, comprised of customers, employees, family and friends of Central Roofing Company, turned out to create Team Central and together we raised $26,045–the largest amount raised by a single team in the Walk’s history.
This was the second year CRC sponsored Walk Now for Autism Speaks. In 2013 we were Silver Sponsors. This year, we sponsored at the Gold Level and donated bounce houses which were hosted in two children’s play areas. CEO Gerry Stock, Project Manager Matt Barlau, Communications Director Jessica Tesdall volunteered at one of these areas during the event. Additionally, CFO/Vice President Jason Stock was chair of “Team Village”, the area of the Walk designated for individuals and teams which raise over $1,000 or sponsor the event. Jason also sits on the planning committee for Minnesota Walk Now for Autism Speaks which plans for this event as well as others held by the group throughout the year.
We would like to thank all those who attended the Walk, particularly our employees and their families. We would like to especially thank Mr. Robert Blackorbay of Chippewa Graphics, a CRC customer, and his sons for joining our team. They were a fantastic addition to Team Central and we are truly touched by their support. We would also like to thank corporate donations received by Alerus Financial, Roofer’s Mart, Simon Properties Group, Diverse Construction, and Snow Larson. Together, we accomplished our 2014 and hopefully made a positive impact on a lot of children and their families. From our Team to yours: thank you! We are Central!