Gross Electric raised $4,000 for the Alzheimer's Association and the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio at a golf outing held Monday, Sept. 16.
More than 70 local electrical contractors and builders gathered at Sylvania Country Club to raise money for the two charities, which were chosen because of the direct impact they have had on the Gross family. “Our family has first-hand experience in dealing with Alzheimer's and macular degeneration,” said Laurie Gross, president of Gross Electric. macular degeneration," says Laurie Gross, president of Gross Electric. “So, it was natural for us to want to reach out and help these two charities.”
“As the elderly population increases, many other families will be affected by these same issues,” said Joe Gross, company vice president. “The golf outing was not only a way to raise funds for these two charities, but to raise awareness.
The fundraiser included an auction and raffles held throughout the day. According to Joe and Laurie, they intend to make this an annual fundraising event.
(Left to right) Laurie Gross, president of Gross Electric; Nadine Musser, marketing & development Director of the Sight Center; Lynn Ritter, education coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association; Nick Vargas, development & communications coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association; and Joe Gross, vice president of Gross Electric.