Ames Construction has a long history of supporting the communities in which we live and work, benefitting countless organizations with financial contributions, event sponsorships, and in-kind work. From food drives and community clean-ups to blood drives and fundraisers, Ames team members strengthen their communities and make positive impacts on the world around them. Here are just a few of the organizations that Ames supported.
Ames for Angel
The Ames for Angel Golf Invitational held at Somerby Golf Club in August each year raises money for families facing cancer. The event supports the Twin Cities-based nonprofit Angel Foundation whose mission is to give help and hope to adults with cancer and their families through emergency financial assistance, education, and support. We are proud to be associated with Angel Foundation and grateful to the companies and individuals who opened their hearts to support these essential programs.
LLS Light the Night
Team Ames helped to literally light up Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minnesota, while bringing light to the lives of people fighting blood cancer diseases at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light the Night event in September. The event celebrated patients and survivors while raising funds for blood cancer research. With free in-person and virtual options, the festivities included the Ames-sponsored Glow Zone, where Ames team members handed out glow rings, bracelets, and swords for participants to carry and wave during the event’s night walk. Ames is a proud partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Upper Plains Region, bringing light to the darkness of cancer.
Thanksgiving Food and Christmas Toy Drive
Ames team members in the Denver area organized and contributed to another successful Thanksgiving Food Drive. Two truckloads of nonperishable food items were collected at the Colorado office for We Don’t Waste, an organization dedicated to collecting quality, unused food and delivering it free-of-charge to area food pantries, shelters, and other nonprofit groups. Additional donations collected in surrounding field offices were delivered to local food banks. This annual event and a Christmas toy drive at the end of the year shine a spotlight on the kindness and generosity of Ames employees in the places where they live and work.
National Western Stock Show
For more than 20 years, Ames Construction has been a Corporate Partner with the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1906, NWSS is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. Our sponsorship evolved into a partnership with the organization’s National Western Education Department, resulting in the Ames Activity Pavilion. The Pavilion features 75 events over the 16 days during the annual Stock Show, and remains focused on children’s education. Events held at the Pavilion include Top Hogs, Stick Horse Rodeos, Stick Horse Grand Prix, Tractor Races, Sheep Shearing, and Farmyard Follies.