Vantage Builders’ Fore20 Classic raises $15K for IAVA

Vantage Builders, Inc., a commercial contractor specializing in pre-construction, construction management and design-build services, hosted its inaugural Fore20 Classic golf tournament, with 128 golfers taking part in the shotgun start tournament, held at Stow Acres Country Club on September 26.

The Fore20 Classic, which will be an annual tournament, gathered cannabis entrepreneurs and construction professionals for a wonderful day of golf, networking and an awards dinner. The event raised money for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a non-partisan organization that fights to improve the lives of post-9/11 veterans.

“While it’s been said that any day on the course beats a day at the office, we really were fortunate to have a beautiful late summer day for the Fore20 Classic,” said John Connor, principal, Vantage Builders. “Cannabis is still a fairly new industry in Massachusetts and the tournament provided a good opportunity to bring people together for a day of golf and networking. Most importantly, we were humbled to be able to help raise awareness and funds for a great organization like IAVA, which is making a tremendous difference in veterans’ lives.”

Through the generosity of the golfers and the tournament’s 21 sponsors, the Fore20 Classic raised $15,000 for IAVA. IAVA’s Stephen Mandile spoke at the awards ceremony.

“As IAVA continues its important advocacy work for the veteran community in the alternative therapies space, it is incredible to see leaders in the cannabis space come together in support of those efforts,” said Jeremy Butler, CEO of IAVA. “IAVA is thankful for the support of Vantage Builders and we look forward to continuing this great partnership into the future.”

The winning foursome at the inaugural Fore20 Classic was from Ci Design, Inc. Photos from this terrific event can be seen here.

Vantage would like to thank the generous sponsors of the Fore20 Classic, including Alternative Creative Energy & HVAC, Inc.; BLW Engineers; Ci Design, Inc.; CommLink Integration Corporation; Cross Insurance; Cummins Sales & Service; Earnshaw Development & Construction LLC; Facilico, Inc.; Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, Inc.; HTS Cultivation Solutions; MEC Electrical Contractors & Technology; Norbec; Polar Mechanical; RISE Group; Ruberto, Israel & Weiner; Sanctuary Medicinals; Superior Contracting Services, LLC; TC Controls; Trane; Twelve Points Wealth Management; and Woodruff Sawyer.

Vantage Builders would also like to extend a special thanks to Tiffany Horne and Allie Silva for organizing the event. Planning is already underway for Vantage Builders’ second annual Fore20 Classic golf tournament, with details coming soon! If you are interested in sponsoring next year’s tournament, please email

About the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at For more information, please visit

About Vantage Builders, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Vantage Builders is a full-service commercial contractor specializing in pre-construction, construction management and design-build services. The firm serves corporations, small businesses, building owners, developers, property managers, entrepreneurs and institutions. Our team of professionals is dedicated to successfully completing projects – from ground-up construction to tenant improvements and renovations – that create the environments in which our clients’ employees thrive and their businesses succeed. We have extensive experience serving the corporate, retail, industrial, cannabis, healthcare and education markets.

For more information, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram (@vantagebuilders) and Twitter (@VantageBldrs).

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