FORTRUST Raises $146K at 2nd Annual Champions for Children Charity Golf Tournament

Charity event raised funds for KidsTek and Ronald McDonald House of Denver

Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES

DENVER, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FORTRUST announced today that more than $146k was raised at the Second Annual Champions for Children Charity Golf Tournament. Held on July 17, 2017 at Colorado Golf Club, the charity event benefits KidsTek and the Ronald McDonald House of Denver. Some 128 golfers participated in the tournament.  

“We are grateful to FORTRUST and all who sponsored and participated in the Champions for Children event,” says Jonna Busack, Development Manager at Ronald McDonald House of Denver. “The funds will make a difference in the lives of many families with sick children, enabling them to stay close to each other and the medical care and resources they need. We value our strong partnership with FORTRUST and appreciate their assistance.”

"More than 800 underprivileged Colorado kids will benefit from the money raised at this year’s Champions for Children charity event,” said Richard Liner, Executive Director at KidsTek. “The funds will help us expand our technology programs to reach even more of Colorado’s under-served youth. We appreciate FORTRUST and their investment in Colorado’s youth.”

“Champions for Children is an important part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the Colorado community,” says Robert D. McClary, FORTRUST COO.  “The golf tournament is a fun way that we can come together to support children who are interested in technology education, as well as families of children in their time of need.

Sponsors for the event included Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc., Haselden, Ektin Johnson, Schneider Electric​, RK Mechanical, Summit Partners​, Johnson Controls​, Zayo Group, Fidelity National Title Group, Stevinson Lexus of Frederick​, RK Foundation, Magness Land and Cattle, Mango Motors, RMH Group, Inc., Brocade​ and Red Sky Solutions.

For footage of the event, see this VIDEO.

FORTRUST is one of the most progressive high-availability data center services providers in North America, serving clients across the globe who depend on colocation services for the critical lifeline of their business. FORTRUST was awarded a Tier III Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability and a Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility by Uptime Institute. FORTRUST Denver is the largest colocation data center in the region. FORTRUST offers agile, reliable, sustainable and secure raised floor and modular data center capacity for any-size enterprise supported by optimal power infrastructure and connectivity to safeguard mission-critical business services.

About KidsTek 
KidsTek is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. Since 2000, KidsTek has aimed to increase the technology literacy of students at Colorado's highest-needs schools through innovative after school, project based enrichment programs, and in-school technical certification programs. KidsTek provides an extensive technology curriculum for host schools with the goal of providing the tools for long-term academic and career success. For more information on KidsTek, please call (303) 818-1474 or visit

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc.

Since 1979, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver has been keeping families with sick children close to each other and the care and resources that they need.  Over the years, two Houses – one in Denver and have been a “home-away-from-home” for tens of thousands of families in need.  As pioneers of providing family-centered care, RMHC strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families, providing programs that strengthen families during difficult times.


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