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2010 Sleep Train Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises More Than $400,000 for Foster Children

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Major sponsors at recent charity event

Sleep Train, the largest bedding specialist on the West Coast and #4 nationwide, is proud to announce that its Fourth Annual Sleep Train Charity Golf Classic raised more than $400,000 for foster children, including emancipated youth to continue with their education after graduating from high school through scholarship programs. The daylong event at the Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Lincoln, CA hosted 380 participants for an eighteen-hole tournament, post-golf luau and dinner, and a live auction.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Sleep Train’s Charity Golf Classic quadrupled year-over-year donations, with major proceeds going to these five organizations:

  • CSU Chancellors Office/College Pathways
  • City College of San Francisco – Guardian Scholars Program
  • UC Riverside – Guardian Scholars Program
  • Sacramento State – Guardian Scholars Program
  • College Success Foundation – Governors Scholarship

Throughout the event, the theme of having fun and helping at-risk youth was echoed with attendance from Sleep Train’s foster organization partners and stories of the impact the company has on these children and young adults.  “Children have always been near to my heart, which is why we made them the focus of Sleep Train’s charitable efforts,” said Founder and President Dale Carlsen.  “From the moment that I became aware of the plight of foster children and gained the understanding that these children often arrive in a new home with nothing, it became a central part of our mission.  This event is about gathering the people that have been integral to our success to have fun and create a path for the next generation of foster youth to do the same – be successful while enjoying life.”

The Sleep Train Charity Golf Classic drew participants from all over the United States including representatives from Simmons Bedding Company, the presenting sponsor, Sealy Mattress Company, Tempur-Pedic®, Leggett & Platt, Latex International, and Serta Mattress Company. The company held the event during its annual Coat Drive for Foster Kids, which occurs through October 31, 2010.  Donations of new coats and jackets are being accepted at any of Sleep Train’s 80 retail locations throughout the region. For more information on Sleep Train’s philanthropic efforts, please visit our Community Page.
About Sleep Train:
Celebrating its 25th year in business, award-winning Sleep Train Mattress Centers, an employee-owned company, is ranked the #1 bedding specialist on the West Coast, offering customers superior service by professional and knowledgeable sleep consultants and the best selection of famous brands, such as Simmons Beautyrest®, Sealy Posturepedic®, Tempur-Pedic®, Stearns & Foster, and the Vera Wang Collection by Serta®, at the guaranteed lowest prices. Sleep Train’s Foster Kids program actively contributes to its community through ongoing donation drives that benefit the area’s nearly 80,000 foster children. With more than 80 retail locations throughout California, Sleep Train is Your Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep®. For more information, please visit www.sleeptrain.com or call 1-800-378-BEDS.

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