Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s (AP) Southwest Region recently sponsored a string of K-12 education-related fundraisers and supported an initiative to position schools as centers of community.
“Our work with K-12 clients is rewarding in and of itself. Yet, being able to participate in community-focused, educator-driven initiatives like Wish Week, the Black Hawk Golf Classic, and Schools as Centers of Community shows us the true impact of our work in this sector,” said Scott Salyer, regional manager for AP.
Making a Wish Come True
AP kicked off its recent community involvement efforts by sponsoring Higley Unified School District and Williams Field High School’s (WFHS) Wish Week.
The district and WFHS partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation Arizona to help Taytem – a four-year-old with cancer – make her wish of having a portable playground in her backyard come true.
AP sponsored the fundraiser’s “Penny Wars” contest, matching donation’s up to $3,000. The contest was just one of the high school’s series of fundraisers that took place between April 5 and April 14.
The school surpassed its $15,000 fundraising goal and broke its previous Wish Week fundraising records, raising a total of $41,500 in just one week. Every wish granted costs approximately $10,000 and the funds raised will help grant Taytem and three other Arizona children their wishes this year.
The Fairway to Another Championship
AP also sponsored the 8th hole for WFHS’s 14th Annual Golf Classic and Tournament, an event that helps raise funds to support the high school’s state-championship winning football team, the Black Hawks.
In Fall 2021, the Black Hawks will return the field adjacent to WFHS’s new field house, a 14,524-square-foot building that features offices, a new concession stand, field storage and showers, as well as restrooms and locker-, training-, team-, conference- and laundry rooms.
AP is proudly serving as general contractor on the project and Orcutt | Winslow is the design partner.
Reimagining Schools as Community Centers
Finally, AP sponsored the Association for Learning Environment’s (ALE) Schools as a Center of Community Symposium.
The virtual conference took place on April 14th and 15th and brought together educators, scholars, policymakers and architects for a series of collaborative workshops to advance educational environments and create stronger connections between schools and their communities.