Press Release: 10.18.2017

McCarthy Charity Softball Tournament Raises $6,500 for St. Louis Organizations

charity softball tournament

A co-ed softball and grilling tournament hosted by McCarthy has raised $6,500 for three local charities. Nineteen local architecture and engineering firms competed in the 21st annual tournament, which took place Aug. 19 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex in O’Fallon, Mo. Since its inception in 1996, the tournament has raised more than $100,000 to benefit St. Louis area community organizations.

Tournament champion Ross & Baruzzini is donating its $3,500 prize to Circus Flora, a nonprofit theater company specializing in one-ring circus production. Runner-up champion KPFF Consulting Engineers is donating its $1,500 prize to Be the Match Registry, which manages the world’s largest and most diverse marrow registry.

Six teams also showcased their grilling skills in the McGrill Master grilling competition. Winning team TJ Wies Contracting is donating its $1,500 prize to Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, which bridges the gap between traditional hospital treatment and home for children with complex medical conditions.

“Each year, McCarthy looks forward to hosting this charity event, which brings together colleagues at many local architecture and engineering firms in a fun way that benefits some worthy community organizations,” said Ray Elking, McCarthy preconstruction director and tournament coordinator. “McCarthy is committed to helping grow and strengthen our St. Louis community, and it is wonderful to be able to join together with our industry friends to make a difference.”

About McCarthy

Headquartered in St. Louis, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,800 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

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