29th Annual Bob’s Discount Furniture Golf Outing Raises over $600,000 for Local Children’s Charities
Sold-out golf tournament helps add to the $6 million raised to date for non-profit organizations
FARMINGTON, Conn. – July 21, 2016 – Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced that its 2016 golf outing raised over $600,000 for local Connecticut children’s charities. The money will benefit organizations carefully selected by Bob’s Discount Furniture’s Charitable Foundation, including the Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Family & Children’s Aid, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and Camp Rising Sun, a camp for children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
More than 450 participants took part in the July 19 event that included a round of golf at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club, along with an evening at The Farmington Club with dinner and an awards ceremony. The night featured both live and silent auctions, and Bob’s Discount Furniture co-founders Bob Kaufman and Gene Rosenberg emceed the live auction. Guests included Bob’s employees, vendors, and partners.
"When I founded Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of my main goals was to develop a foundation to give back to the community," said Kaufman. "I am so proud to see the continued support for the golf outing – it’s grown immensely since when it first started."
The golf outing has raised more than $6 million for charity in its 29-year history. Bob’s Discount Furniture became an event partner in 1991, when Kaufman and Rosenberg started the company.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Bob’s Discount Furniture provides a wide variety of quality furnishings – including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture and home accents – at everyday low prices. The stores also offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience featuring cafes in each store with free gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob’s has built strong customer loyalty by offering the highest-value home furnishings at the lowest possible prices. With 76 furniture stores located throughout New England, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois, and Indiana, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 15th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Bob’s is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 15 years. In addition, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2.5 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit http://www.bobscares.org/, and follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyBobs.