Clyde Companies recently sponsored the Construction vs. Cancer Big Dig event in coordination with the American Cancer Society of Utah. Held at Davis Technical College in Kaysville, Utah, on Sept. 10, families were invited to bring their children to learn more about the construction industry and help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.
Kids love big trucks and digging in the dirt, and we had a blast showing them construction equipment while giving them a chance to operate it—with assistance to assure their safety, of course. The Big Dig gives local children, particularly those connected to cancer, the opportunity to relax and have fun for a day.
In addition to operating the equipment, kids got their faces painted, participated in activity booths, ate at food trucks, played in bounce houses, and more.
In conjunction with other sponsors and construction companies, we helped raise over $80,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society for pediatric cancer research. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among children, and Clyde Companies is honored to help children in this cause.
From the Clyde Companies, Geneva Rock and WW Clyde participated in this event. However, several other subsidiaries participate regionally in Big Dig events throughout the year including IHC Scott at the North Denver event, and Blount, the Southwest Division of WW Clyde at the Phoenix event.
We look forward to participating in Big Dig events for years to come!