ABC SEMI Golf Outing Hits Hole in One for Members

For the first time in eight years, ABC SEMI hosted their annual golf outing at Dunham Hills in Hartland, MI drawing more than 100+ golfers from across the chapter who came out to support the continuing mission of the merit shop, professional networking and education in the trades.
Butzel served as our event sponsor for the outing and provided annual support for ABC events throughout the year. Eric Flessland, Butzel Partner and ABC SEMI Board Member, was pleased with the turnout and impressed with the increased member participation he has seen since joining the chapter.
“There was a time when filling up a golf outing like this would have been a challenge for this chapter — but no more,” said Flessland. “Events have been exceptional, and it has been great to see many new faces and even some old one’s return. Butzel is proud to support and sponsor these excellent networking opportunities.”
Although there was a brief moment of rain early in the outing, it did not dampen the spirits of attendees and many sponsors, such as BBSI and Specialized Recruiting Group, who had booths at the various holes to entertain golfers with contests of skill for prizes.
“What an amazing day our members had,” said ABC SEMI president and CEO Keith Ledbetter. “Our associate members really made this already fun event even more special by taking an active role in engaging and entertaining our golfers. I am proud our members came out in droves to support their association and our goal to raise awareness and funds for training in the trades.”
Proceeds from the ABC SEMI Golf Outing will help fund ABC SEMI’s nonprofit 501c3, Build the Future Fund, which provides scholarships for training in the trades for the Southeast Michigan Construction Academy (SEMCA), along with improvements in facilities and educational infrastructure. According to SEMCA board chairman and owner and operator of TMX Contracting, Tad Martin, the need has never been greater for training this emerging workforce in the construction industry.
“Our students come to us from all walks of life and at different stages in their personal and professional development needing support for various reasons,” said Martin. “Having access to scholarship funds that support them often can make the difference between attending class or not. We are proud to help them make that transition and excited about the careers that our training is providing in the construction industry!”