Marquis Spas Tees Off for Charity

More than $45,000 was raised at the “FORE Children” Golf Tournament July 10. Marquis Spas organized the second annual tourney, held at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Ore. A silent auction and dinner followed the tourney. Three Marquis spas were up for grabs during the event, including the company’s flagship spa, Epic. One hundred percent of golfers’ entry fees directly benefitted Family Building Blocks, a child-abuse prevention program working to break the multigenerational cycle of abuse and neglect. “Marquis is an involved community partner and we focus on programs that enrich the lives of children in Polk and Marion counties,” said Sam Collins, vice president of operations at the Independence, Ore.-based manufacturer. “Teaming up with Family building Blocks is therefore a natural fit. I cannot stress the importance of their work enough.” Last year’s inaugural event raised $35,000 for Family Building Blocks.

Water Tech Raises Money for Cancer Cure

As part of their ongoing charitable work, employees of Water Tech Inc. participated in the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Relay for Life 2006. The event has raised more than $90,000 so far, and monies are still coming in. Water Tech was part of the team that won the award for best fund-raising for a small team. “Water Tech is committed to being a part of the community and to helping nonprofit organizations,” said Guy Erlich, company president. The East Brunswick, N.J.-based manufacturer of automatic pool cleaners frequently supports charities seeking cures for illnesses such as cancer and AIDS.

Jandy School Now in Session

Want to brush up on pool/spa equipment basics — or send a newbie to school? Jandy announces that its 2006-07 Service School Training Schedule for select locations in the United States and Canada is ready. Technical trainers with experience in product installation, service, repair and troubleshooting will be covering the following topics: Jandy electronics, chlorine generators, heaters, heat pumps and basic hydraulics. Students will receive workbooks, technical binders, free diagnostic tools, laminated troubleshooting guides and completion certificates. To obtain a registration form and view the class schedule online, visit