HAMLET HOMES’ ANNUAL EMPLOYEE COMPETITION RAISES MORE THAN $25,500 FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE
Winning team to eat steak dinner, while losing teams eat beans
PARK CITY, UTAH (August 22, 2007) – Hamlet Homes’ employees supported and participated in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life August 17 – 18 by raising more than $25,500 with their ‘Steak or Beans’ contest.
“Hamlet Homes strives to be involved in the local community and has identified several non-profit organizations to support year after year, one of which is the American Cancer Society and their Relay for Life event,” says David Irwin, vice president and director of sales and marketing for Hamlet Homes. “The Relay for Life is an opportunity for everyone to participate in the fight against cancer by raising funds for cancer prevention and awareness. This year, Hamlet employees were able to exceed their goal of raising at least $15,000.”
This was Hamlet’s third-annual “Steak or Beans” contest wherein three departments—homebuilding, sales and administration—competed against one another to raise the most money for the ACS. During an upcoming awards dinner, the winning Hamlet team will be treated to a steak dinner while the losing teams will eat beans!
The employees supported their teams and collaborated to raise the money through a combination of activities, such as bidding contests for helicopter training or a granite countertop, dunking supervisors in dunk tanks and raffling tickets for prizes. Employees also contributed personal funds and asked friends, neighbors and business associates to donate as well.
Approximately 50 employees and family members showed up and supported the Relay for Life overnight campout at Quinn’s Junction Sports Complex, August 17-18, starting at 6 p.m. and continuing until 6 a.m. the next day. Hamlet also entered a relay team of 15 employees who took turns walking and running around a track during specified times – the implication being that cancer never sleeps.
In the end, the Park City Relay for Life raised over $105,000 with Hamlet as the top fundraiser. Hamlet also donated $10,000 as a statewide sponsor of the relay.
“Even though raising the money was a competitive event at Hamlet, all of the employees had fun and did a great job in supporting the American Cancer Society,” Irwin adds. “It was inspiring to see our employees go above and beyond their day-to-day work activities to pull together as a team and significantly focus on one key goal.”
About Hamlet Homes
Hamlet Homes (www.hamlethomes.com) crafts quality, customer-oriented homes, ranging from condominiums and town homes to single-family homes located in attractively designed neighborhoods in northern Utah. In addition, Hamlet is a leader of urban redevelopment, transit-oriented communities. Since the company’s founding in 1995, Hamlet Homes has constructed more than 2,650 homes in 35 communities. The company is continually striving to meet and exceed the expectations of its homebuyers and live up to its brand of “Great Homes. Great People. Great Experience.” In 2004 and 2005, Hamlet was awarded the Builder of Integrity Award from the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation, and in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007, Hamlet was awarded Utah’s Best of State medal for residential construction. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hamlet Homes is part of the Hamlet group of companies, which also includes Hamlet Development, Stirling Mortgage and Diversified Habitats.