Sometimes throwing yourself into the heat can be a good thing – especially when you are doing it for someone else. The sun was big on Monday, July 14 as 144 golfers teed up to play in the 2014 James E. and Norma A. Kier Foundation’s annual golf tournament. The high temperature reflected players’ high spirits as swinging commenced at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. Leisure time on a Monday morning + a super fun tournament + the Ogden Golf and Country Club + raising funds for the new Lantern House + fabulous prizes + great food + happy KIER volunteers = a bunch of pluses that will benefit many for years to come.

KIER has a long history of charitable giving that began years ago with founder, father and friend, Jim Kier. Jim’s humble beginning in Canada created extra room in his heart for those less fortunate. The James E. and Norma A. Kier Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 and acts as distributor for all proceeds from the tournament. Since 2006 the foundation has raised funds for the James E. and Norma A. Kier Amphitheater at the Weber County Library South Ogden Branch, Landstuhl Hospital Care Project, the Ogden Police Department, the Weber School District Foundation, Hill Air Force Base 388th Falcons Quality of Life Program, Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force and the Lantern House.

This year’s recipient, the Lantern House, will continue the legacy of giving food, shelter and compassion to the homeless exemplified by the St. Anne’s Center since it opened its doors in 1995. Construction for the new, larger facility began in May. Monies raised from the tournament will move the center closer to their final goal. As General Contractor, KIER Construction is proud to help raise funds and the building at the same time.