Dennis Corporation is proud to invite our friends to The First Responders Memorial dinner and auction at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., featuring  two-time national champion University of South Carolina Baseball Coach Ray Tanner.  All proceeds will directly benefit the completion of the SC Midlands First Responders Memorial.

Dennis Corporation has been devoted to working with the SC Midlands First Responders Memorial Committee, comprising various community leaders, to complete construction by Sept. 11, 2011. The Columbia-based firm has donated planning, survey, design, construction management, fundraising and marketing services for the past four months and is eager to see the project through.

“I’m excited to see the completion of a memorial that so many people have contributed to,” said Kara Pound, Dennis Corporation Marketing Associate who has assisted with the marketing efforts for the project. “The families of the first responders deserve to see their loved ones honored in this way and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

The event will feature a silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner and question and answer session with Coach Ray Tanner. Evening sponsors will be treated to a private reception with Coach Tanner and will receive various signed baseball memorabilia. Donations are tax-deductible and honor the memory of all midland branches of military, EMS, Fire and Police who lost their lives following Sept. 11, 2001.

Tickets can be purchased at the Convention Center Visitor Center for $50 per person.  For sponsorship information or questions, please call Monica Scott at (803) 603-8421 or email For more information on the memorial, please visit

Dennis Corporation is a licensed civil engineering, surveying, and construction management firm. Dennis Corporation’s specific fields of expertise include water, sewer, roads, bridges, buildings, airports and other infrastructure.