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In the Community: How Wollam Construction Gives Back

By September 30, 2022Uncategorized

Building a Better Community

We know that building a better community takes far more than a capable construction team. It also takes a willingness to pitch in and give back to the people and projects that are changing Utah for the better. That’s why service is a key part of our company’s mission.

Supporting Local Communities in Utah | Wollam Construction

Supporting Local Communities in Utah | Wollam Construction

For us, this means we eagerly support the causes our team members care about most and say “yes” as much as possible. As a result, our impact ranges from supporting national cancer research to donating to area youth baseball teams.

Below, see just some of the ways our team has given back this past year.

The Local Causes We’re Proud to Support:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Wollam Construction began sponsoring Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah in 2007. We have a personal connection with this group as our president, Matt Wollam, was a Big Brother himself from 2006 until 2012. Matt saw firsthand the overwhelmingly positive impact this program had on his Little Brother, so we’re proud to continue supporting their mission.

Through one-on-one mentoring of disadvantaged children, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps change the trajectory of kids and teens in Utah. Their impact is impressive: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah has matched over 1600 local children with positive mentors. 

The Wollam Construction team supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah events, including, annual fundraisers like bowling events, golf tournaments, and their Chef & Child event. If you want to get involved, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is always looking for good mentors, especially Big Brothers. Learn more here.

Construction Vs. Cancer

For the second year in a row, Wollam Construction sponsored Construction Vs. Cancer’s “Big Dig” event. The Big Dig is a fun, fair-like event where children undergoing cancer treatment get an opportunity to operate heavy equipment like excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks, and more. At the end of the day, each child takes home a swag bag full of construction toys.

The Big Dig is a national event run by the American Cancer Society. It moves from city to city throughout the country. This year, the Utah Big Dig was on September 10.

We love lending our expertise to this event; along with donating to the cause, some of our team members bring Wollam equipment and help kids experience what it’s like to operate our machines from the driver’s seat. When it comes to our service initiatives, this event is certainly one of the most fun and the most memorable. For more information about the Big Dig, visit their website.

Tee It Up Foundation for Cancer Research

Wollam Construction donates both financial support and time to the Tee It Up Foundation golf tournaments and silent auctions held each June. Played at the Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club in Park City, this event is one of North Utah’s most successful for raising funds for cancer research. 

This is a cause close to many of our team members’ hearts, including the Wollam family. Wollam Construction Chairman and Founder, Guy Wollam, is a survivor of Stage 4 cancer who beat the odds thanks to the life-saving treatments from the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Our annual support is a way of showing our gratitude for the impact cancer treatment has on so many lives. To see how you can get involved, visit their website.

Utah Food Bank

No person in our Utah community should go hungry. That’s why we support the Utah Food Bank in its mission to end food insecurity in our state. Last year alone, the Utah Food Bank distributed more than 50 million meals to hungry Utahns across the state, many of them children. Through monetary and in-kind donations, we help keep their shelves stocked. For more information, visit their website

Local Youth Organizations We’re Proud To Support:

Various High School Sports Programs in Utah

Wollam Construction supports several local youth sports teams and clubs. We provide financial support through donations, promotional banners, or event sponsorship. For example, this year, we sponsored a girls wrestling event for the Navajo Nation in Page, Arizona. We also sponsored the belt buckles awarded at a local 4-H youth rodeo event.

Many of our team members’ children participate in the activities we sponsor. They include several sports teams, a few high school cheerleading squads, and more. We support the following teams and clubs that our team members have personal connections to:

Utah Freakz Softball Scrimmage & BBQ

The Utah Freakz softball program, a fastpitch softball program for girls in Utah, hosted its second annual softball scrimmage and barbecue in support of the Down Syndrome Foundation. The program invites local individuals with Downs Syndrome to play in a fast-paced, fun game of softball with the Utah Freakz players acting as mentors, coaches, and cheerleaders throughout the night.

Along with a few other key donors, Wollam Construction was able to provide a rented field and full barbecue spread for close to 350 people! It was a special night; the players showed pure joy in how they played the game and quickly developed a very special bond with all the girls that came to coach and support them.

This is now an annual event that our Wollam Construction team is looking forward to supporting next year, too. To learn more, visit the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation website.

We Build Better Communities, One Project & Cause at a Time

At Wollam Construction, we are proud to be building a legacy that extends beyond our job sites. By keeping service at the heart of our organization, we’re making Utah a better place to live for our team and our customers. 

If this is a mission you believe in too, view our current job openings and consider becoming a part of our team.