Construction Angels | Press Release 4-15-15

Three Families to Receive Financial Support from Sims Crane and Construction Angels' WingFest Event


Tragic Accident in Davenport Claims Three Construction Workers' Lives

DAVIE, Fla. (April 14, 2015) - The upcoming Wingfest in Davie, Fla. to benefit Construction Angels has new meaning as families grieve the loss of three utility workers who died April 2 on a jobsite in Lake County. Sims Crane and Construction Angels have dedicated $15,000 to the Georgia men's families, as part of Construction Angels mission to facilitate access to financial services for immediate surviving family members of construction workers who have lost their lives while working on a jobsite.

The three men, working on U.S. Highway 27 in south Lake County, were killed after a two-car crash sent one of the vehicles onto the shoulder, hitting all three victims.

Alligator Ron's Wingfest 2015 is a one-day battle of the best chicken wings and sauces from some of the best local restaurants in town, with celebrity judging, chicken wing competitions and live rock and country bands throughout the day. The event is being held at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie and benefits Construction Angels, a non-profit whose goals is to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the construction industry and to support grief counselors, safety education and public awareness of work zone hazards such as texting, drunk driving and construction dangers. Proceeds from this year's event will go toward the Georgia families and other construction worker's families who have been impacted by jobsite accidents.

"These guys were in the prime of their lives, just doing their jobs," said Dean Sims II, Sims Crane Vice President of Marketing. "We felt like we needed to earmark some funds to go directly to their families to help ease their burden during these difficult times. Hopefully, the community will come out and enjoy WingFest and know the money they are spending goes to a good cause."

Wingfest will be held on Saturday, April 18 from noon - 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 per person and are $20 per person at the door. Children 10 and under are free. For more information about tickets or sponsorship opportunities contact: 754-300-7220. info@wingfest.com

Wingfest features an exciting array of entertainment. The schedule is as follows:

12 - 12:30 p.m.  |  Jimmy Jamz DJs
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.  |  Southern Rock Society
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.  |  Country Rock Band, Sucker Punch
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.  |  Rock Band, Soulicide

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.  |  Jimmy Jamz DJs
Introduction of Celebrity Judges and Announcement of Winners

5:00 - 5:45 p.m.  |  Rock Soul Band, Mr. Nice Guy

About Construction Angels

Construction Angels is a South Florida based, non-profit organization, created to facilitate access to financial services for immediate surviving family members of construction workers who have lost their lives while working on a jobsite. Construction Angels' main objective is to help support fellow construction-industry colleagues and assist their families during this painful process. Financial assistance includes providing limited fund(s) for surviving children and/or immediate financial assistance for a surviving spouse. Individual, corporate, foundation and government donations are vital to the success and future of Construction Angels.

Construction Angels is a national organization that was created to provide immediate financial assistance and grief counseling to the families of construction workers who have unfortunately lost their lives while working on the jobsite.