US LBM FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $1 MILLION AT TPC SAWGRASS
Funds raised will benefit a variety of organizations nationwide, including the Gary Sinise Foundation’s work to provide specially adapted housing for wounded veterans.
The US LBM Foundation, the nonprofit organization of US LBM, one of the nation’s largest distributors of specialty building materials, raised $1 million, which will go to multiple charities, including the Gary Sinise Foundation, through the sixth edition of its charity golf tournament, which was held at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. on Sept. 7.
At the event, the US LBM Foundation presented a $300,000 contribution to the Gary Sinise Foundation. The donation will be used to support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, which builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans. Participating in this year’s tournament was retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Nick Kimmel, who lost an arm and both his legs in Afghanistan, and received an adapted smart home from the Gary Sinise Foundation in 2016.
Additional beneficiaries of this year’s event include Puppies & Golf, which advocates for dogs in need of companionship, the Langer Family Foundation, which works to support and strengthen families, and the U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance, which is focused on inclusion and accessibility in golf for disabled players.
Special guests at this year’s tournament included PGA pro Erik Barnes and US LBM brand ambassadors and pro golfers Bernhard Langer and Nelly Korda. Korda also participated in a conversation about her career hosted by CBS Sports reporter Amanda Balionis-Renner. Joining in the conversation was Sophia Howard, whose father is a US LBM associate, and has been mentored by Korda and recently participated in the USGA Adaptive Open, a showcase for the world’s best golfers with disabilities.
The event concluded with a performance by actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band for event attendees and several area veterans. The band is named after Sinise’s character Lt. Dan Taylor in the film “Forrest Gump.”
Sponsors of this year’s tournament included Alpine, Allegion / Schlage, Alpine, Andersen, Arent Fox Schiff LLP, Atlas Roofing, AZEK, Bain, Banner Solutions/Strauss, Barclays, Barrette Outdoor Living, Bayer Built, BDO, Billtrust, BlueLinx, Boise Cascade, Cabinetworks, California Cascade/Hixon, Cameron Ashley, Canfor, Conexiom, Cornerstone Building Brands, Cornerstone Window & Siding, CertainTeed, Culpepper, DAP, Deloitte, Digger Specialties, DixiePly, DuPont, Dura Supreme, ECMD, Epicor, Forest City Trading Group, FirstPro, GAF, Gallagher, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Great Southern/Yellawood, Hampton Lumber, Henkel, Hillman, HM Insurance Group, Honigman, Horwood Marcus & Berk, Huber, Huttig/Woodgrain, Interfor, James Hardie, Jeske, JIAN Group, Kelleher, Khoj, Kirkland & Ellis, Knauf, KPMG, KSM CPAs and Advisors, Legacy, Levante/Hallmark, LP Building Solutions, Lynden, Marvin Windows, Masonite, Master Brands, Metrie, MI Windows, MiTek, National Nail, National Gypsum, NGE, Novo, Orgill, Owens Corning, Palmer-Donavin, Pamex, Parksite, PwC, Ply Gem, PrimeSource, R&M Consulting, Reed Smith LLP, Rockwool, RoyOMartin, Sierra Pacific, Simpson, Steves Doors, The Standard, Therma Tru, Trex, US Lumber Specialty Building Products, USG Corporation, Velocity, Wausau Supply, Weekes Forest Products, Wellborn, West Fraser, Westlake Royal, Weyerhaeuser and Willis Towers Watson.
The US LBM Foundation is registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities across the United States. The Foundation was established in 2013 by US LBM, a leader in the building materials industry, to help fulfill the company’s mission of giving back in the communities where it operates. The US LBM Foundation supports causes and organizations through financial and in-kind donations that address critical community challenges, including economic development, housing, health care and human services. For more information, visit uslbmfoundation.org.