Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: A City of Hope Classic

In 1998, The industry teed up in Pinehurst, N.C., for a worthy cause

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Aug. 10, 1998 issue of National Home Center News, the forerunner of HBSDealer, featured a photo essay under the headline: “Industry Leaders Play Golf for City of Hope.”

The copy reads: “The 1988 Legacy Golf Classic for City of Hope raised $400,000 toward construction of a new cancer research center at City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute in Duarte, Calif. (which was completed in April). Held July 12 and 13 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C., the event attracted leading retailers and manufacturers from the home improvement industry.”

City of Hope in Duarte, Calif.

Joining the group of esteemed executives was Mike Fratello, who in 1998 was the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. He later become famous as a broadcaster, earning the nickname “Czar of the Telestrator.”

The list of notables from the industry assembled in Pinehurst included Bill Hamlin of Home Depot, and Ray Kennedy of Masco; Bob Green of Premdor; Pat Farrah of Home Depot; Gary Anklowitz, ICI paints; Jerry Post of Sears; Bob Holloway of Scotty’s and Steve Maril of Macklanburg-Duncan. And many more.

Raising money for City of Hope continues to be a passion for the industry. On Jan. 20, the industry will again rally for City of Hope at the Spirit of Life Golf Tournament and Award Reception. The hardware/homebuilding industry has raised about $155 million during its 37 years of partnership with the Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope.

HBSDealer’s Throwback Thursday is sponsored by Schaffer Associates, a national management consulting firm specializing in executive search and organizational strategies for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As the premier management consulting firm serving the industry, we help build organizations and leadership teams that foster corporate growth and success well into the future. Contact us at


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