PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., (Oct. 13, 2023) - The US LBM Foundation, the charitable nonprofit organization of US LBM, one of the nation's leading distributors of specialty building materials, raised more than $2 million at the seventh edition of its charity golf tournament, which was held at TPC Sawgrass outside of Jacksonville, Fla. on Oct. 11.
The US LBM Foundation presented a $300,000 contribution to the Gary Sinise Foundation, to support the R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, which builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans. In attendance at this year’s event were three recipients of R.I.S.E homes, U.S. Army Captain Jason Church, whose R.I.S.E. home outside of Milwaukee was built earlier this year, retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Nick Kimmel and retired U.S. Army Captain Jake Murphy.
In connection with the tournament, the US LBM Foundation also made donations to the Azinger Family Compassion Center, which provides resources for vulnerable children and struggling families, the Riggle Foundation, which supports veterans of the armed forces, and Puppies & Golf, which works with organizations that rescue dogs and train them to become service animals for veterans in need.
The event was hosted by actor and comedian Rob Riggle, star of numerous films including Step Brothers and 21 Jump Street and is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel. Additional special guests included PGA champion and broadcaster Paul Azinger, CBS Sports reporter Amanda Balionis-Renner, PGA pro Erik Barnes, and US LBM brand ambassador and LPGA champion Jessica Korda.
Since it was established in 2013, the US LBM Foundation has donated more than $4.5 million to support charitable organizations across the country.
“Thanks to the supporters of the US LBM Foundation and our annual golf tournament fundraiser, we’ve been privileged to build partnerships with organizations, like the Gary Sinise Foundation, to make a positive impact on the lives of our incredible veteran heroes,” said US LBM President and CEO L.T. Gibson.
Sponsors of this year’s tournament included Alpine, Andersen Windows & Doors, Arent Fox Schiff LLP, Atlas Roofing, AZEK, Bain Capital, Barrette Outdoor Living, Bayer Built, BlueLinx, Boise Cascade, Cabinetworks, California Cascade/Hixon Lumber, Cameron Ashley, Captial Lumber, Canfor, Cornerstone Building Brands, CertainTeed, Coffman Stair Parts, Culpepper, Deloitte, Digger Specialties, ECMD, Epicor, EY, Fairchild Equipment, Forest City Group, GAF, GE, Georgia-Pacific, Great Southern Wood Preserving/Yellawood, Hampton Lumber, Henkel, Hillman, Holman, Honigman, Housby, Huber, Interfor, James Hardie, JeldWen, the JIAN Group, KSM (Katz, Sapper & Miller), Kelleher Corp, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Knauf, KPMG, Legacy Cabinets, LP Building Solutions, Lynden, Lynn Doors, Marvin Windows, Masonite, MasterBrand, Metrie, MHC Kenworth Inc, MiTek, National Nail, Novo Building Products, Orgill, Owens Corning, PrimeSource, PwC, Reed Smith LLP, Simpson StrongTie, Specialty Building Products, ThermaTru, Trex, US Lumber, Weekes Forest Products, Westlake Royal, Weyerhaeuser and Woodgrain.