Dave Herche, chairman of Enerfab, Inc., was honored at the 2016 Heart Ball for his generous contributions to the American Heart Association, but he’s continuing his dedication to the foundation by bringing another idea to the table.
This year, guests of the Heart Ball were asked to bring a basketball to donate to Cincinnati Public Schools. Why a basketball? As a part of Mr. Herche’s “Recess Reboot” initiative, basketballs are being donated to help promote physical education. Basketball is a fun, inexpensive sport that can be played either indoors or out and teaches valuable lessons on discipline, determination, and teamwork. Mr. Herche knows the importance of exercise for overall health and wants to encourage healthy behavior in Cincinnati’s youth. A 65 year-old, himself, Mr. Herche has found a lifelong sport in basketball and still enjoys playing a game of pick-up every now and then. The basketballs collected will be distributed to schools, especially those that require it most, during “March Madness for Heart Health” as an attempt to instill good habits and simultaneously combat childhood obesity and heart disease.
Alongside Mr. Herche, Wendell Bell, Jeff Hock, fellow chairman and member of the Heart Ball’s executive leadership team, and their company, Enerfab, Inc., have worked hand-in-hand to support AHA and the “Recess Reboot” initiative.
Enerfab has a long history in Cincinnati, starting with their founding in 1901. Since then, it has grown across the Midwest and become a sizable establishment working in the fabrication, construction and maintenance industries. Enerfab’s forward-thinking and resourcefulness has allowed it to not only specialize in its core business but also expand into diverse markets. Through their focus on excellence, customer satisfaction and employee safety, Enerfab has made a name for itself as one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in America. Mr. Herche, Mr. Bell and Mr. Hock have continually challenged their employees to grow and develop making them into the industry-leading company they are today.
Their efforts on behalf of the American Heart Association and the “Recess Reboot” initiative show the dedication that Enerfab has for serving the community as they hope to inspire a generation of children to get outside, get active and to keep their heart in the game.