Alarm Systems was the place to be on Thursday, September 11th when the grill was fired up in support of United Way Quinte. Staff from Alarm Systems and their affiliate company, T.A.S. Communications, kept the crowds pleased with amazing sausages on a bun & burgers and stellar telecommunications raffle prices like iPhone docking stations, Bluetooth roadsters and Motorola 2-Way radios, to name a few.
Once the day’s events were tallied, just over $1,200 was raised for United Way Quinte. In addition to the day’s proceeds, another $1,700 was donated by local merchants towards food costs and by our suppliers for raffle prizes.
Next to the United Way, Quinte West city councillor Paul Kyte was the biggest winner of the day. Kyte threw the highest score at the spinning dart board, which was organized by National Dart champion and Alarm Systems employee, Kim Whaley-Hilts. He walked away with a gift basket donated by T.A.S. supplier, Cesium Products, valued at over $325.
United Way Quinte Executive Director, Judi Gilbert, in her address to the crowd, acknowledged the incredible amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to pull off an event of this nature, and expressed sincere gratitude to the staff of Alarm Systems and T.A.S. Communications for all their hard work and their ongoing commitment to the United Way.
After all was said and done and the clean up nearly complete – save the ice left in the coolers – General Manager Denise Reynolds agreed to take the ice bucket challenge for ALS if the T.A.S. and Alarm Systems team could raise a minimum of $200 within the remaining hour left in the business day. She agreed to do this to honour the work the team put into such a successful event and her staff would not disappoint her! You can check out her look of shock below!
To all those who chose to do something that counted and be part of the change, United Way, Alarm Systems and T.A.S. Communications say thanks!