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Area construction vendors hit the slopes to show support

Strong Kids Newsletter

Ski InvitationalClose to 150 people gathered at Bristol Mountain Feb. 9 in support of UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Ski Invitational. Representing 51 different Rochester-area construction and contractor vendors, guests enjoyed a full day on the mountain, as well as a delicious feast back at the lodge.

Organized by avid skiers Paul Tessoni of the John W. Danforth Company and Mark Schwartz, director of facilities at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), the 13th annual event raised $82,500 in sponsorships, making its grand total over the years more than $600,000.

Thank you to the following sponsors for making a difference:


  • Double Diamond Sponsor: LeChase Construction
  • Organizing Sponsor: John W. Danforth
  • Platinum Sponsors: Day Automation Systems, Rochester Davis-Fetch Corp., Schuler-Hass Electric Corp., Wesco International, Inc.

“We always look forward to the Ski Invitational,” said Stephanie Sheets, assistant director of community affairs. “It has become a great winter tradition and we couldn’t be more grateful for the continuous support from its many participants.”

                                                            -Rebecca Youmell