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New York State AGC Holds Scholarship Classic at Turning Stone Casino

Fri September 22, 2006 - Northeast Edition
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The 2006 Anthony S. Santaro AGC Scholarship Classic, originally scheduled for June, was held Aug. 30 after rain and flooding postponed the event. Early autumn temperatures provided a picture-perfect day for golf and set the mood for a fundraiser that would break all of its previous records.

The meet this year was held at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, NY, on two of its golf courses, The Shenandoah and The Kaluhyat. This 17th annual event raised money to benefit the AGC Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1988 to provide financial assistance to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in New York State’s construction industry.

More than $620,000 in scholarships has been granted since 1988, maintaining the fund status as the largest state industry effort of its kind in the United States. Contractors, equipment distributors, industry suppliers and New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) officials worked hand-in-hand to make this event a success.

Milton CAT provided the barbecue lunch that was served at the turn.

Each golfer was presented with a player’s pack that included golf balls, tees and towels. The player pack donations were supplied by Advance Testing Company, Barrett Paving Materials, Caterpillar Financial, Cardona & Sons Inc., Emerald Equipment Systems Inc., Hayward Baker, Lockton Companies, 3M, and Tracey Road Equipment Inc.

Financial donations were broken down into three categories:

Platinum sponsors included:

• D.A. Collins Construction Companies;

• Lancaster Development Inc.; and

• Vector Construction Corp.

Gold sponsors included:

• Barrett Paving Materials;

• Cat Financial;

• Elderlee Inc.;

• Five Star Equipment;

• The Fort Miller Company;

• Hanson Aggregates New York Inc.;

• Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Contractors;

• Hayward Baker Inc.;

• Ingersoll Rand Company;

• Slate Hill Contractors;

• Syracuse Castings;

• Tracey Road Equipment Inc.;

• Vantage Equipment;

• UCC Contractors; and

• Walter Pratt & Sons.

Silver sponsors included:

• D.I. Highway Sign and Structure Corp.;

• Hudson River Construction Co. Inc.;

• Fuller and O’Brien Inc.; and

• Keeler Construction Inc.

Individual holes had sponsors who included:

• Admar Supply Co. Inc.;

• Blades Construction Products Corp.;

• Dannible and McKee LLP;

• Hanson Aggregates New York Inc.;

• Hyundai Construction Equipment;

• Kawasaki Construction Machinery;

• Moxy Trucks of America;

• Stanley LaBounty;

• Terex;

• Lancaster Development; and

• Tilcon New York Inc.

The signs for the individual hole sponsors were provided by Work Zone Safety Specialists Inc.

Each year the Board of Governors of the Empire State Contractors Association donates $2,500 to the scholarship to be awarded in the memory of James M. Kernan.

The J. Keith Waters Memorial Fund continued its support of the AGC Scholarship Fund with its annual donation of a $2,500 scholarship to be awarded in the memory of J. Keith Waters.

Four on-course refreshment stands were provided by Admar Supply Co. Inc., Atlas Fence Inc., Fuller & O’Brien Inc., and NBT Bank.

All golf carts were sponsored by Anderson Equipment.

Hole-In-One Insurance was provided by Volvo Construction Corp., and Vantage Equipment.

The AGC also recognized Peckham Materials Corp. for its $1,000 donation to the scholarship endowment fund.

An auction held after dinner each year raises more than $10,000. Donations to this year’s auction were made by:

• Syrstone Inc.;

• Emerald Equipment Systems Inc.;

• Syracuse Castings Sales Company;

• Dolomite Products Co. Inc.;

• Barton & Loguidice;

• Cardona & Sons;

• Jack Conger;

• Straight Line Industries;

• Five Star Equipment;

• J.C. Smith;

• Walter S. Pratt & Sons;

• DiCerbo Associates;

• Peckham Materials;

• Anderson Equipment;

• Construction Equipment Guide;

• Tilcon NY Inc.;

• Tracey Road Equipment Inc.;

• QCI Asset Management;

• Union Concrete;

• County Line Stone; and

• Fuller & O’Brien Inc.

This year the AGC received 42 applications for the 2006 scholarship program. Applications were received from 12 colleges and universities. The AGC encourages anyone who knows a student in the construction curriculum to recommend the scholarship program.

For more information, visit www.agcnys.org.