HBK was pleased to sponsor the 2020 Construction & Transportation Awards Virtual Luncheon benefitting the March of Dimes on October 2. The event honored those in the construction and transportation industry who have demonstrated exceptional achievement both in their respective fields and within their local community. This was the 26th year of the event which gathered support for research, programming and education to insure that all moms and babies are healthy.
The U.S. is among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth - and that's during the best of times. Now during the global health emergency, moms and babies face even greater risks. The March of Dimes helps families to be healthy and strong today and in the future.
HBK assisted the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation fundraising efforts by sponsoring the Windy City Classic Golf Outing. The event was held at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings, MD on October 1. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, working throughout the country with community-based youth organizations to serve at-risk young people and build Youth Development Parks in America’s most distressed communities.
HBK supported the Casa Central Drive-In Movie Gala on September 24. Held at the Drive-In Movie Theater at Riverside Complex in Chicago, the event was similar to a traditional gala though guests attended in their cars due to pandemic concerns. Each passenger was served a three course meal along with two refreshments within their cars where social distancing from other guests was maintained. The evening included an awards ceremony, a keynote speaker address, and entertainment including a brief comedy sketch and musical performance.
HBK was pleased to sponsor The Roundtable Live! presented by Planet Underground on September 24 in Manteno, IL. The event is the only 811 event held at an actual jobsite. Industry leading utility contractors performed tasks including pot-holing underground facilities, staging cross-bore demonstrations and installing utility lines. The critical achievement of the event has been building a communal, mutually beneficial atmosphere where end users mingle with their tool and equipment manufacturers at a jobsite. The 2020 tagline was Protect, Equip, Build.
HBK is proud to support Trees Forever replanting efforts in Cedar Rapids, IA. The organization partnered with the City to raise money for the implementation of new trees in attempts to rebuild the community after the Derecho storm in August that wiped out over 50% of its tree canopy. HBK has provided Tree Forever assistance through IMPACT volunteer efforts and donations.
HBK was pleased to sponsor the Bud Blossom Golf Outing at Shoreacres Country Club in Lake Bluff, IL, on Sept. 21 to raise general operating funds for Chicago Commons. This year, the organization allocated the cost of the dinner specifically toward their COVID-19 Relief Fund which provides emergency financial assistance for their families, PPE and hand sanitizers for their centers and staff, and safety modifications to their early childhood education and senior centers.
HBK participated in the virtual American Heart Association Heart Walk on Sept. 18. HBK walkers teamed with Com Ed in the event which was held virtually because of the pandemic. Walkers tracked their steps via the Heart Walk app. Many walked at home with pets, family, or friends, and some joined in small groups to walk together.
HBK was delighted to be among sponsors for the 8th Annual Bohne Foundation charity golf outing on September 18th at Oak Brook Golf Club, Oak Brook, IL. Following the event, a post golf celebration was held at the Drake Hotel outdoor patio to facilitate social distancing in light of the pandemic.
HBK was pleased to be among the sponsors for the El Valor Golf Outing on September 16. The golf outing took place at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, IL. The funds raised from this event will go directly toward El Valor's COVID-19 relief efforts. Each year, El Valor serves over 4,000 children, adults with disabilities, and their families.