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01/17/2023

Kodiak Foundation hosting inaugural charity golf tournament

Proceeds from the tournament will go to charities focused on benefitting children and families.
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The Kodiak Foundation's first annual charity golf tournament is scheduled for September.

The Kodiak Building Partners Foundation will be hosting its first annual charity golf tournament to benefit charitable organizations that help children and families in need. 

The tournament will be held at Arrowhead Golf Course in Littleton, Colo. on Sept. 19.

The Kodiak Building Partners Foundation was established to have available funds in place in times of need for employees affected by unforeseen events and tragedies and to strengthen and empower children, families, and veterans in need. Over the years, the Kodiak Foundation has donated over $500,000 back to communities across the nation and actively serves in over 20 partnerships each year.

“Supporting our local communities isn’t important, it’s essential—we exist because of the communities we operate in,” said Steve Swinney, CEO of Kodiak Building Partners and Chairman of the Kodiak Foundation. “Our vision is to create a culture that empowers local leaders to succeed in the communities they serve, and part of that success is about giving back and building communities not just because of the products we sell, but also because of the impact they make on the people in those communities.”

Looking ahead, Swinney said the vision for Kodiak’s Foundation in the future is making a meaningful impact in each community where the company operates in. 

The foundation facilitates individual operating companies in collecting donations for the charities they support, as well as for Kodiak to accept donations to help its employees in need with two funds: the Employee Assistance Fund and the General Fund.

The Employee Assistance Fund has helped countless Kodiak family members affected by unforeseen events such as deaths in the family, natural disasters, and other tragedies. 

All proceeds from the golf tournament will go to the Kodiak Foundation General Fund, which will then be distributed through grants to Kodiak’s top five markets in Colorado, Texas, the Gulf Coast, the Pacific Northwest, and the Midwest to local charities focusing on benefitting children, and families like Habitat for Humanity, and Mountain States Children’s Home.

The General Fund has donated money to World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, Veterans Community Project, City of Hope, Samaritan’s Purse, and other charities focused on supporting families, children, and veterans in times of need.

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“Kodiak’s philanthropic commitment to supporting those in need is made possible by the generous donations of our employees, individuals, and our partners. Our charity golf tournament will raise money to expand our national charitable reach and make a substantial impact in the lives of families, veterans, and communities in need,” said Mark Garboski, Kodiak’s Chief Operations Officer.

Kodiak Building Partners was founded in 2011 to acquire locally owned and operated businesses in the building material sales and distribution industries. Over the last 11 years, Kodiak has acquired over 100 locations that serve general contractors, homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in more than 20 states.

“We are tasking our vendor partners across America to get involved in the golf tournament and be a part of something special,” said Jeff Jones, president of the Kodiak Foundation. “Doing this tournament will provide us exposure on a national level where we have previously been more

locally focused and generating these funds will give us the ability to make a greater impact. Getting involved locally not only enriches our lives, but it makes our local communities better places to work and live in.”

Kodiak said that there is a wide selection of sponsorship levels for the golf tournament including Title, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and more with other various options detailed here

For details and inquiries regarding sponsorships, please contact Kathy Artaserse at [email protected]

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