US LBM Foundation golf tourney raises $1 million

The foundation is donating $300,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation and its R.I.S.E. program.
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Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform at the US LBM Foundatoin event this week.

The US LBM Foundation, the nonprofit organization of US LBM, raised $1 million at the sixth edition of its charity golf tournament.

Held at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. on Sept. 7, funds raised at the event will go to multiple charities.

This includes a $300,000 contribution to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which will be used to support the R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. 

R.I.S.E. 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.

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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."

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

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