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Fort Carson Veterans Memorial Gazebo

Colorado Springs, CO, June 04, 2011 --( The Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors (CAMPC), in conjunction with the skilled tradesmen and women of the Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council 5 and many generous companies and associations, are giving back to the community through the building of the Fort Carson Veterans Memorial Gazebo at Iron Horse Park. This one of a kind gazebo is an example of the many ways they illustrate their appreciation for our brave veterans, soldiers and their families for their dedication to the service of our country. The gazebo - 36 feet wide and 12 sided - will be the largest on any U.S. Army base in the country and will be used for welcome home activities, concerts, etc. for veterans, soldiers and their families.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend a fundraiser on Sunday, June 5th at Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center in Colorado Springs. Attendees can enjoy 8 hours of fun including go-karts, bowling, bumper cars, mini golf, arcade games and more. Tickets to the event are $40 each or $35 each if purchasing 4 or more.

Visit for information on purchasing event tickets, donations and information on event sponsorship opportunities for businesses.

The Pikes Peak Community Foundation will be accepting public donations and event sponsorship donations. Visit, click on donate on line, click on civic enhancement and click on soldier support fund and follow instructions to donate to the creation of the Fort Carson Veterans Memorial Gazebo. The Soldier Support Fund is a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, a 501(c3). Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Gazebo will be completed this summer and is sure to put smiles on the faces of our veterans, soldiers and their families for years to come. Mr. Mike Trapp, President of Olson Plumbing and Heating, Mr James Nakai, President of James W. Nakai and Associates, P.C.; Mr. Jim Johnson, President of GE Johnson, Mr. Mark Henderson, President of J B Henderson Construction and Mr. Mike Gaines, P.E. of MGA Structural Engineers ,Inc. have all volunteered their valuable time and expertise to design and build the Gazebo.

New companies are stepping up to the plate daily to help including the staff of website professionals at Seogon Technologies who have donated their time and expertise in building the Soldier Support Fund web site.

In addition to the building and donation of the Fort Carson Veterans Memorial Gazebo, the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors (nearly 150 companies) and their labor force members are involved in numerous programs to support our military including:

The Helmets to Hardhats program – putting military veterans to work in the trades

Wounded Warriors – honoring our brave soldiers at Fort Carson and sponsoring events since 2009 in conjunction with the Home Front Cares organization

Homes for Our Troops – members of the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors and other generous companies and Associations affiliated with the industry constructed a specially adaptive home for a brave soldier who was severely injured in the service of his country

For additional information about the Fort Carson Veterans Memorial Gazebo and how you can help please contact Mr. Dave Davia, CEO/EVP, the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors at 303-757-3956 or e-mail Dave at

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