General Contractor Supports 2020 Fundraiser for Hometown Heroes
BOCA RATON, Fla. — A major advocate for ALS research and finding a cure, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) sponsored the Walk Your Way virtual event hosted by the ALS Association Florida Chapter. The fundraiser was held on August 1 and featured virtual opening and closing ceremonies which were broadcast live across the state. Participants throughout the state chose where to walk and the length of the walk, while practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. The 2020 theme, Hometown Heroes, celebrates heroes battling ALS; their caregivers; local emergency responders; medical personnel; grocery clerks; farmers, and essential personnel. VCGFL exhibited virtually in an online booth, along with other sponsors, offering promotional specials, tips, live Q&A, and expertise.
“To prioritize the safety of all involved, we gave every participant the tools to host their own ‘ALS Walk Your Way’ experience that fit their needs, health directives, and abilities,” said Cal Brooks, vice president of development, ALS Association Florida Chapter. “We created a custom, virtual portal for sponsors to exhibit and participate just as they would with a table at a live event. We’re so appreciative of the ongoing generosity and support of businesses like Venture Construction Group of Florida.”
The Walk Your Way virtual event replaced seven previously scheduled Walk to Defeat ALS® events throughout Florida. The pre-COVID events sponsored by VCGFL included the Palm Beach Walk to Defeat ALS; the Central Florida Walk to Defeat ALS in Orlando; the Broward Walk to Defeat ALS in Davie; the Jacksonville Walk to Defeat ALS; the Southwest Walk to Defeat ALS; the Sarasota Walk to Defeat ALS; and the Greater Tampa Bay Walk to Defeat ALS.
“We’re impressed that the ALS Association Florida Chapter was able to modify these walks and adapt so everyone could still participate in the COVID environment. What a testament to their strength as an organization dedicated to defeating ALS. We’re honored to sponsor these events and the amazing work the ALS Association is doing to find a cure,” said Stephen Shanton, president and CEO of Venture Construction Group of Florida, founder of the Shanton ALS Foundation.
VCGFL will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the upcoming ALS Association Florida Chapter Hope and Health Symposium on Aug. 29 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. The virtual event includes keynote speakers, informative demonstrations and sessions for people living with ALS, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and supporters of the ALS community, as well as a vendor fair and learning lab.
About Venture Construction Group of Florida
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas and the Caribbean. Specializing in industrial/ commercial projects, VCGFL assists property managers, condominium boards, homeowner associations, association boards, hotels, and business complexes with general contractor services, roofing, specialty construction, historical restoration, water and flood mitigation, and property repairs due to fire, flood, water, wind and hurricanes. With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Stuart, Tampa, San Juan, and Nassau, VCGFL is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCGFL takes care of the details every step of the way including roofing, siding, windows, drywall, flooring, paint, gutters to rebuilding properties after major storm events from hurricanes, tornadoes, and hailstorms. VCGFL has earned leading industry awards including the Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA) Silver PRISM Award for Safety Team of the Year, GCBA Gold PRISM Award for Craftsmanship- Commercial Exterior, GCBA Silver PRISM Award for Craftsmanship- Commercial Exterior, Owens Corning Pinnacle Award for Safety, Construction Business Owner Award, Roofing Alliance MVP Award, Coatings Pro Contractor Award, Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award, Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers Award, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. CEO Stephen Shanton is an esteemed member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” Shanton is a certified member of the WindStorm Insurance Network™ and is a WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, and WIND Certified Fellow®. VCGFL carries advanced accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor and Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors. VCGFL is a proud member of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA); Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA); Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA); Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA); National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors (NAERMC); National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); NRCA Qualified Trainer; Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB); Restoration Industry Association (RIA). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading manufacturer certifications including Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor, and Duro-Last Certified Contractor status. VCGFL credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third-party Global Risk Management Solutions. For more information, call 866-459-8351 or visit us online at www.VCGFL.com #VCGFLGivesBack
About ALS Association Florida Chapter
Established in 1987, The ALS Association Florida Chapter is fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on all fronts, or as we like to say, “Covering all the bases for people living with ALS in Florida.” We provide patient programs, advocate on behalf of patients with our government leaders, create awareness of the disease, and fund research. In addition, the Chapter provides financial support to our statewide multidisciplinary ALS clinics and research facilities, enabling them to increase patient care. Learn more at www.alsafl.org #ALSAwareness
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