From May 11th – June 15th, 2016 the Northern California Leadership Succession Program (LSP) sponsored a District-wide canned food drive and collected cash donations to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. With the support of our projects and the District Office, the food drive gathered 1,473 cans of food and raised $2,412.44. Kiewit gave a matching donation of $1500.
On Thursday, June 16th, LSP members participated in the “Kiewit CAN Build” Competition where 3 teams competed by building structures made entirely out of canned food. The theme was “Engineering Marvels”. Money raised during the Food Drive was used to purchase supplemental canned goods for the competition. In less than 2 hours, each team created an amazing structure – the Hoover Dam and Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, and AT&T Park.
Each structure was judged in accordance with the competition specifications. A panel of juror’s awarded structures for the “Best Use of Labels”, for “Structural Ingenuity”, and as the “Jurors’ Favorite”. District Office staff had the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” Award.
The event was a great success and resulted in the donation of 3741 cans of food (3748 lbs pounds) and $978.58 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. This well exceeded our goal of 2,000 cans.
Special thanks to the Kiewit/Cherne staff, craft, clients, and partners who donated cash or cans, Safeway, Costco, and the “Kiewit CAN Build” Teams! Thank you also to crews from the Crystal Springs Bridge Project and Vallejo Yard for building and demobilizing platforms for the event.
2016 Northern CA LSP Members (L-R):
Michael Douthit, Erin Estenson, Ryan Enneking, Steve Mendoza, Pablo Chavarria, Frank Salhab, Garrett Smith, Sam Nasser, Mark Berns, Rita Encarnacion-Malixi, Jeremiah Henry, Scott Williams, Brandon Risso, Leo Estenson, Stephanie Weldon, Peter Weiss, Matt Jansen
AT&T Park (765 cans)
Brandon Risso, Stephanie Weldon*, Matt Jansen, Peter Weiss, Leo Estenson
Award: “Best Use of Labels”
“Eiffel Tower” (950 cans)
Frank Salhab, Garrett Smith, Sam Nasser, Scott Williams, Jeremiah Henry, Rita Encarnacion-Malixi*
Award: “Jurors’ Favorite”
“Hoover Dam and Bridge” (1300 cans)
Michael Douthit, Erin Estenson, Steve Mendoza, Pablo Chavarria, Mark Berns, Ryan Enneking*
Award: “Structural Ingenuity” and “People’s Choice”