Seffner, Fla. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013
The Lazydays Employee Foundation is proud to announce it raised more than $101,000 during the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, thanks to the help of local sponsors, supporters and individual golfers. All proceeds from this golf tournament will go toward making a difference in the lives of at-risk children in the Tampa Bay area.
The success of this fundraiser is due to the generous support of 81 sponsors, including two principal sponsors: Bank of America and Greenberg Traurig LLP. Additional sponsors consisted of Auto Body Express, U.S. Foods, Crowe Horwath, several RV manufacturers, local banks, Lazydays vendors, and more. “We are truly blessed to have so many sponsors from our vendors and local community willing to contribute to our tournament, including Bank of America who has been our tournament sponsor for the past three years,” said Janet Chiodi, the Lazydays Employee Foundation’s chair of fundraising.
The 3rd Annual Lazydays Employee Foundation Golf Tournament event began with a silent auction for Lazydays employees, and was followed by a kick-off dinner and silent auction at Lazydays Crown Club for the golfers and sponsors. The next day, 134 golfers arrived at the River Hills Golf and Country Club in Riverview, Florida for 18 holes of golf. There were four hole-in-one prize opportunities, including a grand prize of a Fleetwood Storm motorhome sponsored by the Lazydays Employee Foundation and a Club Car Precedent i2 electric golf cart sponsored by Jeffrey Allen, Inc.
Chiodi noted, “We had a small, but dedicated group of volunteers who worked tirelessly on this tournament, in addition to having full-time jobs. The tournament was a lot of work, but well worth the effort.”
The Lazydays Employee Foundation looks forward to future success with next year’s golf tournament fundraiser that will be held on May 2, 2014.
For more information, please visit us at http://www.LazydaysEmployeeFoundation.org, or like us on http://www.facebook.com/LazydaysEmployeeFoundation.
About Lazydays Employee Foundation
In 2005, the employees of Lazydays created the Lazydays Employee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Today, over 62% of Lazydays employees contribute through voluntary payroll deduction to the Foundation. Administered solely by employees as volunteers, the Foundation has contributed more than $1.2M to make many historic changes in the Tampa Bay community. The Foundation supports the Lazydays House at A Kid’s Place, the Lazydays Homeless Youth Program and the Ybor Youth Clinic. In addition, the Foundation contributes to various local charities, including the R.I.C.H. Houses, the Joshua House, Lots of Hugs Learning Center and the Women’s Resource Center, just to name a few.