Gustave A. Larson Company recently hosted its Seventh Annual Charity Golf Outing events in Utah, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in memory of the late Karl G. Larson. Customers, employees and suppliers gathered for a few days of golf and camaraderie to support the Karl Larson HVAC Research Fund.
The Karl Larson HVAC Research Fund was established to support the Larson HVAC Building Systems Laboratory at the University of Colorado-Boulder that was endowed by Karl and Madeleine Larson in 1994. The lab is used for educational and research purposes and is designed for dynamic testing of complete and full-scale commercial HVAC and building systems. The research fund was established to support the lab and award graduate and undergraduate students scholarships to the University of Colorado studying HVAC/R.
Each year at the charity outings, funds are raised from raffle and mulligan ticket sales, support from Larson supplier sponsorships, and a Larson Company match. This year marks the highest donation to date, at more than $87,000. Over the past six years, the Larson Company has raised more than $309,000, which further honors Karl’s legacy of giving back to the HVAC industry.
The Larson Company would like to send a huge thank you to Bob May of the Bob May Golf Academy. Bob May, 1999 British Masters champion, spent the week traveling and golfing with the Larson Company and its customers and vendors. May helped raise money through a “celebrity shot” option and by auctioning off several trips to the Bob May Golf Academy in Las Vegas.
The Larson Company would also like to send out a special thank you also to all of the sponsors, especially the Platinum level sponsors: Trane, Advanced Distributor Products and American Standard. The support from all involved is instrumental in making the outings a success year after year.