The Simon Konover Company (TSKC) and its Team Simon Konover raised over $145,000 in the 2016 Camp Challenge Ride & Bandit 5K campaign to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut.
The Camp Challenge Ride & Bandit 5K is an annual charity cycling and walking event held each fall to benefit the camp. Raising over $145,000, Team Simon Konover was the highest producing team in the 2016 event. Since its inception in 2009, Team Simon Konover has raised a cumulative total of nearly $900,000 through the Camp Challenge Ride.
“Simon Konover was a steward of The Hole in Wall Gang Camp since the very beginning,” said James Wakim, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Simon Konover Company. “As Team Simon Konover, we are proud to continue Simon’s legacy of giving back.”
Team Simon Konover is comprised of company employees and business associates who support and participate in the Camp Challenge Ride and Bandit 5K. Over 120 individuals and organizations joined Team Simon Konover for this year’s campaign.
“We are so grateful to our strategic partners, colleagues, associates, and friends who joined Team Simon Konover in our commitment to Camp, the children and their families,” said Mr. Wakim. “Together, we raised enough funds to send more than 58 children to camp for free.”
Team Simon Konover Platinum Partners, contributing $5,000 or more, include Building Markets LLC, CohnReznick LLP, Ford & Paulekas, LLP, Haynes Construction Company, People’s United Bank, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Smith Brothers Insurance, Inc., T&T Complete Landscaping, LLC, and TITAN Energy New England. A full list of all Team Simon Konover participants is available at http://simonkonover.com/camp-challenge.php.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for the longstanding friendship of The Simon Konover Company, which allows The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp to continue to grow and serve an increasing number of seriously ill children,” said James Canton, CEO of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. “Their ability to rally their executives, employees and strategic partners around our mission to fundraise as a Team is remarkable and shines a light on their outstanding commitment to Camp.”
TSKC’s involvement with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp began in 1987 when Simon Konover donated the company’s construction management services as he constructed the original Camp facilities. Since that time, TSKC, as well as the Konover and Coppa families, have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the Camp as an active sponsor of the Camp’s Annual Fandango Benefit Gala, the Space & Aviation Day, as well as the Camp Challenge Ride.
About The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (HITWGC) is a community dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families through a variety of year-round programs. The Camp delivers fun, friendship and a healthy dose of mischief through its signature summer program and weekend sessions at the Camp facility in Ashford, Conn. as well as outreach to hospitals, clinics and communities across the Northeast. All services are free of charge. For more information, visit www.holeinthewallgang.org