October 10th, 2023 – AIS Industrial Supply’s annual golf outing was a hole-in-one with perfect golfing weather. The event, held on October 9th at Saddle Rock Golf Course in Aurora, Colorado brought together 130 golfers including our customers and vendors.
The event was dedicated to the memory of Coby Christensen, the son of AIS founder Paul J. Christensen, who passed away last March. Coby worked for AIS for over 60 years and was a beloved member of the company. Everyone at the event received a “Coby Christensen Golf Ball” with his picture on it to honor Coby and his love for golf.
AIS Industrial Supply’s golf outing is a unique event that combines fun and fundraising. The money raised from the outing will go to support First Tee’s mission of empowering children and teens through golf. First Tee teaches kids important life skills such as honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship.
The kids from First Tee participated in the outing by offering to extend putts on one hole and extend drives on another hole.
In addition to the golf itself, there were a number of other activities at the outing:
- Mulligan packets were sold which included mulligans, power shots, putting tape, and raffle tickets with all proceeds donated.
- There were on-site massages for golfers who wanted to warm up their muscles before a long day of golfing.
- Raffle tickets featured many prizes donated by vendors, with the grand prize adding up to over $700 in value.
- We had each team professionally photographed so they could have a photo keepsake.
“We are thankful to our participating vendors and customers for making this year’s golf tournament a success,” remarked Dale Hahs, President & CEO of AIS Industrial Supply. “Every year the golf tournament is a fantastic occasion for both the sport and for cultivating relationships with these outstanding people – customers, vendors, employees, and friends.”
From a sponsorship perspective, Apex Tool Group and Milwaukee were the Platinum sponsors for the golf outing and their participation & support was greatly appreciated.
Additional vendors who supported the event included many tool and supply vendors as well as other important business partners of AIS:
- Kevin Kennedy
- Ames/True Temper/Razorback
- Master Lock
- ORS Nasco
- Premier Financial Benefits
- First Western Trust Bank
- Creative Bearings
This year’s event featured a live representation of the iconic AIS 1945 Ford red truck logo, which raised interest from many golfers. They asked questions like, “Which came first, the truck or the logo?”. The AIS logo, which celebrates the company’s founding in 1945, was created before the classic truck was acquired in 2022.
AIS Industrial & Construction Supply, founded in 1945, provides a full assortment of power tools, hand tools, safety tools and safety equipment, ladders and protective gear, lockers and shelving. A dedicated Tool Repair division provides repair of air, hydraulic and electric tools along with torque wrench calibration. Brand names include DeWalt, PIP Gloves, Greenlee, Jobox, Weiler, Stanley, Apex, Penco, Gas Clip, 3M Fall Protection, Louisville Ladder, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Proto, Pyramex, Rigid, Gear Wrench, Jet Tools and Wilton Tools. Products are stocked in its 50,000 square foot Denver facility. Walk-in customers pick up their orders at the expansive 3600 square foot showroom located at 3976 Ulster St. in Denver; Tool Repair is offered at 8103 E. 39th Ave in Denver. Products can also be delivered on AIS’s fleet of local trucks which cover the state of Colorado and beyond to meet customer’s needs.