MOBILE, Ala. (December 15, 2017) – Team Focus received a check for $25,000 from the Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation this week that will help support boys who lack father figures in their lives.
The money was raised through a charity golf tournament Mobile-based Threaded Fasteners Inc. has sponsored for 11 years. While the Oct. 7 event planned at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile was canceled because of severe weather, teams and businesses that pledged funds through the tournament maintained their commitments.
“It was extremely disappointing when the weather came in and we had to cancel the golf tournament. Yet, what a testimony to see the commitment of our business partners never waiver in their support,” said Billy Duren, president of Threaded Fasteners Inc. “I am so grateful for the platform we have to serve Team Focus. Our company works on this tournament for months and truly embraces the vitally important mission of Team Focus. We are honored so many people continue to help us support Team Focus. What Coach Mike and Mickey Gottfried do to positively influence boys and young men through Team Focus is desperately needed in our world.”
The non-profit organization, Team Focus, which was founded in 2000 in Mobile by Mike Gottfried and his wife, Mickey, to help boys ages 10 to 18 who lack father figures in their lives. The mission of Team Focus is to provide a year-round program of support, encouragement and Godly values that foster the development of life skills in young men without active fathers by supporting the family structure. Team Focus uses role models and positive influences in mentoring, tutoring and other interactive initiatives to reach the youngsters. Team Focus has worked with more than 3,000 boys and young men since it was founded.
“Team Focus truly appreciates the past 10 years of support from Threaded Fasteners, but we receive so much more than finances from this generous company,” Mike Gottfried said. “The remarkable relationships we have developed with the people who work there demonstrate their strong desire to help our young men become leaders in their communities.” (Photo: Mike Gottfried)
Formalized as a non-profit corporation in 2011, the Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation partners with Team Focus in helping to support the organization as they change the lives of fatherless young men.
ABOUT THREADED FASTENERS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Based in Mobile, AL, Threaded Fasteners, Inc. (TFI) employees have a heart for all the communities they serve, and have been involved in charity work since the company’s inception in 1979. By direct donations and fundraising, TFI has impacted the communities where they have locations – Mobile and Semmes, Alabama, Pensacola, Panama City, and Tampa, Florida, Gulfport, Mississippi, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
As the company continues to grow, so does the Foundation’s reach. From providing food to residents of tornado ravaged Oklahoma to cooking red beans and rice for those who suffered from flooding in Louisiana, the Foundation is pleased to be able to respond in times of need. Formalized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 2011, the Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with Team Focus in helping to support their organization as they change the lives of fatherless young men. If you would like to donate to the Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation, please contact Todd Hoffman at 251.432.0107 or Todd.Hoffman@threadedfastenersinc.com.
ABOUT THREADED FASTENERS INC.
Founded in 1979, Threaded Fasteners Inc. (TFI) is an employee owned business that specializes in the manufacturing, custom packaging and distribution of steel fasteners, including tower and electric utility bolts, anchor bolts, A325 structural bolts, A394 tower bolts, nuts, washers and more. Its Custom Manufactured Parts division works to develop specialty materials for clients. With nearly 140 dedicated employee owners, TFI maintains $4.5 million worth of inventory across six distribution warehouses, from Alabama to Mississippi, Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, to meet the global needs of customers from industries including power generating utilities, chemical and electrical, commercial marine construction, stainless steel fabricators, metal building manufacturers and Department of Transportation (DOT) fabricators. More information about TFI can be found on its website at threadedfasteners.com or through social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.