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PCA Awards Annual Scholarships

 Dan Bent, immediate past president of GBP and member of the scholarship committee

Boston – The Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association (PCA) held its annual scholarship night on June 25. The annual event, which typically takes place over a dinner, was held virtually this year.  Scholarships were awarded to 19 family members of contractor employees.

With over $50,000 in scholarships awarded and over 200 people in attendance, this year proved to be one of the association’s largest scholarship nights despite the circumstance surrounding COVID-19.

The event was made possible through sponsorships from the 2019 Greater Boston PCA golf outing as well as by close industry partners and sponsors IAPMO, Viega, and the Local 12 Labor Management Cooperation Trust.

PCA president, Joe Valante, commented, “I would like to congratulate all the scholarship winners as it has been a very challenging year. I would also like to thank Jeremy Ryan and Andrew DeAngelo for making the online ceremony possible.” Valante went on to say, “The scholarship committee decided that it was not the right choice to just send an email to the many hard-working students notifying them of their award. With the dinner party night having been canceled, the committee still wanted to make the event special for family and friends.

“I would also like to thank all the scholarship committee members – Dan Bent, John O’Leary, Jim Bent, Mike Petrilli, Ed Strickland and Jeremy Ryan – for taking the time to review every application.

“Without the many contractor donors and our major sponsors for the top awards – Viega represented by Mike Marino, IAPMO represented by Hugh Kelleher, and the Labor Management Cooperation Trust represented by Tim Fandel – this event would not be possible.”

The Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association represents Boston-area Plumbing Contractors that are signatory to Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12 and strives to improve the Plumbing Industry across the Commonwealth through education, labor-management relations, and legislative advocacy.