BCA Architects hosted its Annual Client Appreciation Tournament to celebrate over 25 years of practice and to raise money for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association of California (CASA), a local nonprofit that works to help abused and neglected children. Approximately 60 golfers took to the beautiful links during perfect weather at Callippe Preserve Golf Course and raised more than $2,000 for CASA. This year’s theme, “Teeing Off 25 Years of Success,” was a dedication to all of BCA’s clients, consultants, and contractor partners who have helped them achieve excellence in design during the many outstanding projects the firm has completed over their 25 years in practice.
“At BCA Architects, we don’t just consider the clients we work with business partners – we consider them family,” stated Paul Bunton, AIA, president of BCA Architects. “This tournament is especially important to us because it raises money for CASA. We love working with this charity, as many of BCA’s projects involve educational facilities, and we share the common goal with CASA of bettering children’s lives.”
The charitable tournament raised more than $2,000 in donations for CASA, including $200 each from Clark & Sullivan Construction, Meehleis Modular Buildings, and Kier & Wright Civil Engineers. The National CASA Association is a network of 946 programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. A CASA volunteer acts as a “guardian angel” as the child is going through traumatic life changing events. By spending quality time with a child and getting to know their special needs, the volunteer can also help the courts make the best possible decisions for this child.
“CASA’s foster kids have parents that can’t or won’t take care of them. Our CASA volunteers work hard to advocate for the health and well-being of these vulnerable children in our community,” says the Chair of the Board for CASA, Patricia Bresee. “But we rely on generosity of organizations like BCA Architects who support our efforts to make sure foster kids are in safe and stable homes where they can reach their full potential. It truly is gratifying to have a partnership with the compassionate people at BCA Architects, and we’re so grateful for the contributions made by them and their clients.”