Big Dig Colorado, a large equipment festival and fundraiser that occurs each year in Longmont, recently raised a total of $146,677 in support of pediatric cancer research.
The annual event gives children and adults the one-of-a-kind opportunity to safely operate large construction equipment, boom lifts and other stationary machinery.
This year, attendees got to participate in a number of activities, including a construction-themed obstacle course, a rock-climbing wall, face painting, as well as numerous games at various sponsor booths.
For the sixth year in a row, 4Rivers Equipment, a local construction equipment dealership, helped out with the event.
In addition to supplying machinery for attendees to try out, 4Rivers Equipment also provided a number of fun-filled activities and volunteers to ensure the event was a rousing success.
"Our passion is helping people in the construction industry, so when your passion meets a good cause, it's always a win-win for everyone,” said 4Rivers Equipment CEO John Shearer.
The funds raised from the event will go towards benefitting the American Cancer Society and its pediatric cancer research initiatives.
Ciera Wills, senior development manager at the American Cancer Society, expressed her gratitude for 4Rivers Equipment's partnership with the Big Dig Colorado event.
“4Rivers has not only gone above and beyond on event day with their fun and interactive activities at their booth site, but they have also had a great presence on our volunteer committee to help ensure that our event is a success from start to finish,” said Wills.
“They have recruited sponsors for our event, brought operating equipment for the kids to operate day-of, assisted us with event promotion and ticket sales, and also brought amazing static equipment pieces for kids and families to marvel at.”