ACCO provides inclusive educational opportunities, pathways to the personal satisfaction of employment and support that helps people thrive to more than 40,000 Coloradans with disabilities and their families each year.
We believe that no one is defined by what they can’t do. Each of us is defined by our unique abilities.
EnerCom’s Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $55,000 for ACCO Programs
A big “Thank You” to EnerCom Consulting for raising more than $55,000 for Ability Connection Colorado through its annual charity golf tournament on Sunday, August 17th at the at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado. The tournament served as the kickoff event for Enercom’s 19th Annual Oil and Gas Conference, which drew 117 companies from all over the world, including many industry leaders. Golfers enjoyed the scenic venue at Arrowhead and a perfect day of weather. At the conclusion of the tournament, attendees gathered together for a little bonus entertainment, courtesy of one of Denver’s favorite funnymen, comedian, Josh Blue.
EnerCom first named ACCO beneficiary of the tournament in 2006. Since that time, the annual fundraiser has gifted well over $300,000 to help support the critical work Ability Connection does on behalf of Coloradoans with disabilities and other challenges. The cause is near and dear to Enercom President Greg Barnett and wife, Tommye, as they have two nephews impacted by Cerebral Palsy.
As Barnett explains, “EnerCom’s relationship with Ability Connection Colorado, through its annual golf tournament and participation in other events hosted by Ability Connection Colorado, provides EnerCom with a trusted platform to build lasting customer and personal relationships, while giving back to a very personal cause”.
“EnerCom is a company that values the happiness that comes from its work, its relationships and families. For EnerCom, having a purpose like ACCO for its corporate and personal charity work provides the company with the opportunity to connect with its customers and business partners on a diﬀerent plane. We believe that giving back is what we should do, not what we have to do. Everyone at EnerCom invests their time and capital back into the community. Balancing life and work are important for our long-term success.”
With sentiments like that, it’s easy to see why Enercom has become a successful business and a loyal community partner of Ability Connection Colorado. We are honored by their many years of support and inspired by their commitment to helping people with disabilities thrive and achieve. For all you do, we thank you!
A warm welcome to our new Family Support Program
The JP Prescription Drug Awareness Foundation (JPPDAF) honors the life and legacy of J.P. Carroll. On September 25, 2012, J.P. passed away due to an accidental prescription drug overdose. He was taking a commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medication (benzodiazepine), and in combination with a single dose of hydrocodone (prescription opioid pain medication), J.P. stopped breathing in his sleep. He was 26 years old.
The goal of the JPPDAF is to shine a bright light on the growing epidemic of accidental prescription drug overdoses that currently cause a death in the U.S. every 15 minutes. That’s more fatalities than car accidents and all other drug overdoses combined. When prescription pain medications are combined with alcohol, anti-depressant medications, anti-anxiety medications or various other medications, the combination claims lives. Just one pill made the difference between life and death for J.P.
JPPDAF advocates for Colorado families and makes healthcare safer.