US LBM Foundation tournament raises big dollars for relief efforts
The foundation has pledged support to Hurricane Ida and California wildfire relief.
US LBM President and CEO L.T. Gibson and PGA pro Bernhard Langer.
The US LBM Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by building materials distributor US LBM, raised more than $350,000 for multiple charities through its fifth charity golf tournament.
Held recently at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., the foundation said that $50,000 raised at the tournament has been pledged to relief efforts for Hurricane Ida. Another $25,000 is set to support Caldor Fire relief efforts in northern California.
Additionally, the foundation will donate $25,000 to Live the Life of South Florida, on behalf of Bernhard Langer, US LBM's brand ambassador on the PGA Tour Champions. Langer attended this year's tournament, offering advice to golfers at the course's signature island green on hole 17, one of the most well-known golf holes in the world.
"This year's event was the most successful in the US LBM Foundation's history and allows us to continue the mission we began nearly a decade ago, giving back to the communities where we live and work," said L.T. Gibson, president and CEO of US LBM and the US LBM Foundation. "Unfortunately, events of the past few days and weeks remind us of just how great the need can be when disasters occur, and we're tremendously grateful to our sponsors for their support so that we can provide assistance to our communities when and where it's needed most."
Since its inception in 2013, the US LBM Foundation has provided more than $1 million to support organizations that honor veterans and their families, provide housing for those in need, support the development and health of children, aid victims of natural disasters and promote the prevention and treatment of diseases.
Sponsors of this year's tournament included Alpine, Andersen Windows and Doors, AZEK Building Products, Boise Cascade, Canfor, CertainTeed, Deloitte, GAF, Hampton Lumber, Honigman, Huber Engineered Woods, Huttig Building Products, James Hardie, Knauf Insulation, LP Building Solutions, Makita, Marvin Windows and Doors, Masonite, Masterbrand, Metrie, Mi Windows, MiTek Builder Products, National Gypsum, National Nail, Novo, Orgill, Owens Corning, PlyGem, PrimeSource, PwC, Royal Building Products, Simpson StrongTie, Therma-Tru, Trex, US Lumber, YellaWood and Weyerhaeuser.
Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., US LBM operates more than 400 locations.