Golf Outing to Honor Memory of SSOE Intern and University of Toledo College of Engineering Student Frank Forde Allen

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 28, 2010 – SSOE Group, an international engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, will hold its second annual golf outing on September 18 at Heather Downs County Club (3910 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH) to honor the memory of an electrical engineering intern, Frank Forde Allen. Allen was a Co-Op student interning at SSOE when he was killed in a noontime motorcycle accident while on his way to meet his SSOE co-workers. A native of Willoughby, Ohio, Allen was 23 years old when he died. The Allen family was posthumously presented with Frank’s Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, from The University of Toledo, in December, 2008.

In spite of their loss, the Allen family found a way to turn the tragedy into a benefit for several people who were waiting for organ transplants. According to Nancy Ellis, Community Relations Director at Life Connections, six people received life-saving organ transplants and two individuals had their sight restored with donated corneas.

Proceeds from the outing will go to fund the Frank Forde Allen/SSOE Scholarship Foundation. The foundation aims to provide financial aid to a University of Toledo Engineering Student who either graduated from Willoughby South High School or is a current Co-Op student at SSOE. Cash donations will also be accepted during the outing. Tickets are $65.00 per person and include 18 holes of golf, driving range balls, electric golf cart, and lunch.

In addition, participants receive a small prize for playing. Team prizes will also be awarded for first, second, and third place. Individual prizes are planned for special holes like the longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt. Players can also purchase mulligans. A $15,000.00 cash prize will be available to the golfer that gets a ‘hole in one’ on the designated hole. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. with shotgun beginning at 8:00 a.m.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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