Bob's Discount Furniture and Gene Rosenberg Associates Sponsor Eighteenth Annual Charitable Golf Outing

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Organizers hope to raise more than $300,000 for local charities.

Organizers of the 18th Annual Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Gene Rosenberg Associates Golf Outing hope to raise more than $300,000. The golf outing will be held today in Farmington, CT at the Tunxis Country Club, followed by a dinner and raffle at the Farmington Club. Bob's Charitable Foundation will distribute the proceeds in support of local charities including: The American Cancer Society's Camp Rising Sun, The Nutmeg Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Family and Children's Aid, and The Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

"Bob's Charitable Foundation outing has been a great source of support to us over the years it has enabled us to offer mentoring to many more children than ever expected," said Laura Green of Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Bob's Charitable Foundation was founded in 1986 to help children who have not been given a fair shot at childhood.

Seventeen years ago, at the first outing, fifty people attended dinner. At this year's outing, dinner will be served to more than 400 participants. "We are grateful to all our partners, friends and business associates for helping us to make this event the best ever," said co-organizer Gene Rosenberg.

"I want to personally thank all the participants in this outing for providing a record amount of support to benefit needy children," said Bob Kaufman, president of Bob's Discount Furniture. In addition to distributing significant funds each year, the Foundation provides gift certificates to various agencies for clients with children who need some extra help obtaining bedding and furniture. Additional requests are supported daily to organizations in the New England region looking for assistance with fundraisers, furnishings and programs. Agencies seeking support may obtain information online at the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation web site http://www.mybobs.com/charity/.

About Bob's Discount Furniture

Bob's Discount Furniture has strong regional brand awareness and customer appeal due to its unique shopping environment, commitment to customer service, and everyday low prices. First-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere and vast selection of quality furniture that surpasses their "discount" expectations. Some stores have complimentary cafés featuring gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies and candy. Many have home theaters and video arcades. Bob Kaufman, President, and Cathy Poulin, Public Relations Director, supply their own quirky talent for the company's television and radio advertisements, as they invite customers to "Come on down!" For more information please visit http://www.mybobs.com/.

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