Bosch Rexroth, a Charlotte-based manufacturer of drive and control technologies for industrial and mobile equipment, donated $5,000 to the charitable organization Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids as part of the company’s annual North America factory automation sales meeting event. Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids was started by Charlotte morning radio personalities Ace and TJ in 2000. The organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of terminally ill or chronically disabled children in their listening area. The charity takes the children and their entire families on a five-day expense-free vacation to Disney World. Over the years, Grin Kids has been able to send more than 300 children and their families on this trip.
Bosch Rexroth’s contribution was made through a performance by the local Charlotte band, Charity Case, whose goal is to book performances to raise funds for Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids. With Ace as the front man for the band, each member plays for free, while stage and sound crew members donate
The band performed at BB&T ballpark in front of Bosch Rexroth sales associates and their families, as well as the company’s distributor partners from across the country. Rexroth’s Charlotte-based distribution partner, Livingston and Haven, has a unique connection to Charity Case; Livingston and Haven’s president and CEO, Clifton Vann IV, plays guitar for the band.
“We are passionate about supporting the communities in which we operate, through donations to local charities,” said Erwin Wieckowski, Bosch Rexroth vice president of factory automation. “Together, Bosch Rexroth and Livingston and Haven are proud to support this cause.”