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Manhattan Construction’s 14th Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises $90,000 for MDA’s ALS Research

Manhattan event raises 90k dollars for MDA

HOUSTON – Manhattan Construction Co.’s 14th Annual Charity Golf Classic raised $90,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Houston chapter for ALS research.


“During our 14 years of holding this event, it has raised more than $700,000 for MDA’s ALS research program,” said event organizer and Manhattan Construction Project Manager Keith Knighten. “We are so thankful to Houston’s generous architecture, engineering and construction communities who have made this possible through their support, donations and sponsorship of this tournament throughout the years.”

This year’s event was held Friday, Oct. 10 at Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring, Texas. More than 250 golfers participated.

The tournament was originally conceived by Manhattan team members during the construction of what is now known as NRG Stadium in Houston. A team member of one of the subcontractors on the project was diagnosed with ALS, which ultimately took his life. The Manhattan Construction project team, led by Project Executive Duane Duffy, organized the first golf classic 14 years ago in honor of this industry partner and friend. Today, Manhattan continues to honor his legacy by raising money for ALS research to find a cure for this devastating disease.


About Manhattan Construction.

Manhattan Construction Co. was founded in Oklahoma in 1896 and has been a part of the Houston community since 1942. The firm has constructed some of the region’s most recognized landmarks, including Ben Taub Hospital, METRO Headquarters, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Complex at Texas A&M, St. Luke’s Medical Towers, NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium), the University of Houston Football Stadium and BBVA Compass Stadium – home of the Houston Dynamo.

In the last two years Manhattan has received more than 50 industry honors for quality and safety. Manhattan is a four-time STEP Diamond award winner. This is the Associated Builders and Contractor’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process program’s highest safety honor. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects. The company works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.


About The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting 43 neuromuscular diseases through an unparalleled research effort, public health education and a wide array of medical services. MDA provides services to families like support groups, equipment, clinic visits and summer camp for children. MDA has local clinics in Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital.

Through supporting MDA, donors can help make a difference in the lives of families living with a neuromuscular disease and give them hope for the future as researchers diligently search for a cure.


Thank you to the 2014 Manhattan Charity Golf Classic sponsors!

Rice/Walker Joint Venture

Postel International, Inc (MH)

LMI Painting, LLC


Sigma Marble & Granite

Berger Ironworks

Betco Scaffolds

Pinnacle Rentals (MH)

Karsten Interior

American Tile and Marble


CMC Construction

Ideal Finishes

United Rentals

Dynamic Systems, Inc

Kilgore Mechanical

Standard Automatic Fire Enterprises

Preferred Technologies

Baker Triangle

Riot Creative Imaging

McDonough Construction Rentals

Skyline Forming

Door Pro Systems

MCA Communications

Byrne Metals, Corp


Baker Concrete

Baker Triangle

Marek Brothers

Johnson Controls

Camarata Masonry Systems

Business Flooring Specialists

Sunbelt Post Tension (MH)

Walter P. Moore


East Texas Precast

Quality Service Floor Covering

Walter P. Moore (College Station)

Kenmor Electric

Bruce Bruning (Manhattan)

Perry and Perry



Henderson + Rogers

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc

Aggregate Technologies       

Ideal Finishes


East Texas Precast

Merit Professional Coatings (EF)


Mechanical Contractors