PRLog - June 30, 2014 - HOUSTON -- Total Safety held its 17th Annual Tee It Up for Charity Golf Tournament in May. Proceeds from the event, which exceeded those of last year, were more than $55,000 and were split between three important non-profits groups including Combat Marine Outdoors, Sky High Shoot for St. Jude and Krysta’s Karing Angels.
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Funds raised during for the charity tournament were up more than 10% over last year, and 15% over 2012. “Every year our goal is to make the tournament a bigger success than it was the year before. We want to raise more money year over year so we can help more. We know the monies raised help very worthy causes; our team works very hard to make the event a success for the charities we support, our sponsors, and the players” said Total Safety Chief Operating Officer Paul Tyree. “We thank our sponsors and customers for their ongoing support in 2014. Many of them have been helping us raise funds for the charity tournament for a number of years, and some since the very beginning.”
This year’s event was also the unveiling of the Total Safety rebranding initiative which will continue globally through the end of 2014. Over the last two decades the company brought together more than 20 of the best safety service companies around the world to create one smart solution called Total Safety. Today Total Safety addresses and handles even the most complex safety requirements in hazardous environments.
In keeping with the theme of Total Safety HEROES (Help Everyone Reach Operational Efficiency Safely), Total Safety will rebrand the tournament title and logo in 2015 from Tee It Up For Charity Golf Tournament to Helping Heroes Charity Golf Tournament.
The 2015 18th Annual Helping Heroes Charity Golf Tournament will be held in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, May 19.
About Total Safety
Total Safety, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, is the world’s premier provider of integrated safety and compliance services and the products necessary to support them, including gas detection, respiratory protection, flare design and installation, safety training, fire protection, compliance and inspection, industrial hygiene, onsite emergency medical treatment/paramedics, communications systems, engineered systems design, and materials management. It operates from 142 locations in 20 countries to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide (W3). For more information about Total Safety and its unwavering commitment to safety, visit www.totalsafety.com.
About Combat Marine Outdoors
Combat Marine Outdoors started in 2005 as a way to get recovering marines and sailors from the 1st Marine Division at Brooke Army Medical Center away from the hospital, in an environment of friendship, camaraderie, and fellowship with fellow marines and accelerate their recovery from traumatic injuries sustained in combat. Outdoor outings such as hunting and fishing give recovering sailors and marines a sense of accomplishment, hope and belonging, a crucial part of re-inculcating them back into society
About Sky High for St. Jude
Sky High for St. Jude Inc. is a non-profit group located in Lafayette, Louisiana that is dedicated to raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Actor Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude in 1962 in Memphis, Tenn. with a commitment to cure childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. Sky High has raised more than $2.3 million for St. Jude Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis since 2007.
About Krysta’s Karing Angels
Krysta’s Karing Angels was founded in Houston as a non-profit by the family of Lil Krysta Rodriguez whose life was ended tragically by a drunk driver on Feb. 11, 2010. She was just 22 years old. Her family and friends formed Krysta’s Karing Angels to spread the message about the dangers of driving drunk. The group transports the twisted wreckage of victim’s vehicles to schools, universities and events as a visual aid in their campaign to educate the public about the consequences of driving drunk. Their mission also is to provide emotional and financial assistance to the families of victims.