RENEW partnered with the South Dakota Wind Energy Association to host an industry event promoting workforce development, wind development, and ending hunger in South Dakota.
August 23, 2018 – RENEW Energy (RENEW), a leader in wind energy, joined forces with the South Dakota Wind Energy Association (SDWEA) to host their first charitable event, the SDWEA Golf & Shoot hosted by RENEW. Through sponsorships from key customers and vendors, this event helped raise $24,000 for local organizations.
Benefiting organizations include: Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI), Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI), SDWEA and Feeding South Dakota.
“We are extremely thankful for our sponsors in helping make this event successful,” said Jim Mikel, RENEW President and CEO. “It was wonderful seeing the industry come together in Sioux Falls to network, have some fun, and promote workforce development and community involvement.”
Brian Roberts, Wind Turbine Technology Instructor at MTI stated, “The Golf and Shoot was a great event. All the people were welcoming, and it was great to catch up with old friends. As an instructor, I am very grateful for the generous support of RENEW for the Wind Turbine Technology program at MTI and I look forward to working together in the future.”
The event, which brought in nearly two-hundred attendees from across the nation, consisted of a golf tournament at Prairie Green Golf Course and a sporting clay tournament at Hunters Pointe Shooting Complex. The awards social and dinner took place at CJ Callaway’s Event Center.
The proceeds will go directly to the wind and renewable energy programs at MTI and LATI to enhance training and secure a future skilled workforce. Feeding South Dakota is committed to delivering nutritious foods to meet the needs of hungry people. SDWEA will use their monies to help grow wind energy in this great state.
“This event was a great way for the people supporting wind energy to get together and share their collective enthusiasm for the possibilities for wind energy in South Dakota,” said Jennifer Stalley, SDWEA Executive Director. “It is wonderful to see so many people working to make those opportunities realities.”
RENEW looks forward to growing this event next year and making it an even bigger success.