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Seventh Annual Nora’s Home Classic Tees off for Transplant Patients
HOUSTON, TX — Another year, another successful tournament for the Nora’s Home Classic, presented by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction. The nearly 150 enthusiastic participants in this year’s sold out event to benefit Houston’s haven for transplant patients and their families gathered on Friday, October 16th at Wildcat Golf Club (a change from previous years) to enjoy a safe and thoroughly entertaining day on the Lakes Course. The tournament, a cardinal date on the Nora’s Home fundraising calendar, raised a record-breaking $85,000-plus. This gift is especially welcome during a turbulent year in which local regulations have obliged Nora’s Home to operate at no more than 50% capacity.
Said John Marshall, Vice President of Marketing at Satterfield & Pontikes, “The S&P team works to build what matters and so we cherish the opportunity to support the great mission at Nora’s Home. Having a successful, safe event – even in these uncertain times – with an exceptional turnout allows us to thank and recognize our industry partners and vendors who have helped grow the Nora’s Home Classic into something truly special.”
At the conclusion of the tournament, the S&P Spirit Award was presented to Jack Lester, who spoke movingly about his connection to the Nora’s Home mission and his experience as a former guest.
Major tournament sponsors included: Diversified Thermal, Jomar Electrical, Hart Plumbing, LECS Electrical Contractors, Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, AVAdek, CFI Mechanical, Cherry Companies, LifeGift, Myrex, Newcastle Masonry, Ram Tool/Bosch, Sendero Industries, Synergen, Mr. Ellis Tudzin, and CareDx, Inc.
About Satterfield & Pontikes Construction: Satterfield & Pontikes (www.satpon.com) offers a full range of preconstruction, construction and consulting services to both public and private clients. The company, begun in 1989, provides a number of delivery methods, including General Contracting, Construction Manager at Risk and Design-Build. S&P is considered an innovator in construction management systems and has pioneered numerous technological advancements across its solid portfolio of wide-ranging projects, including educational, transportation, healthcare, commercial, governmental as well as retail distribution and manufacturing facilities. In addition to its headquarters in Houston, S&P has offices in Dallas and in San Antonio which services Central Texas, including Austin.
About Nora’s Home: Opened in 2013, Nora’s Home is the preferred accommodation destination for transplant patients and their families in the Texas Medical Center. Built with the specific needs of transplant patients and families in mind, our facility includes: 32 private bedrooms and baths, a fully equipped kitchen, a great room, a meditation room, a community room, an education center and free shuttle services to the medical center. The warm and welcoming environment and community of support guests encounter at Nora’s Home allows them to focus fully on the transformative task of healing. No guest is ever turned away from Nora’s Home because of an inability to pay.