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Bob’s Discount Furniture & Gene Rosenberg Associates’ Golf Outing Raises $500,000

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The Bob’s Discount Furniture & Gene Rosenberg Associates’ 19th Annual Charitable Golf Outing raised over $500,000 in contributions this year for nonprofit groups that help children throughout the region. Held this past Tuesday at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club, the golf outing attracted 235 golfers, 300 dinner attendees and was emceed by WFSB-TV personality Scot Haney. “I am so ecstatic over the response from our event this year. The bottom line is the more we raise the more we can give out! We surpassed last year’s fundraising goal by $200,000 and possibly need to consider a new venue for next year because of the huge turnout,” explained Bob Kaufman, president, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “Part of our business plan has always included activities and support for charitable groups in our area. I’m very thankful for all of the work these nonprofit groups are doing on a daily basis and very happy to support them in their efforts through our annual golf fundraiser”. Some of the recipient organizations benefiting from this year’s successful outing are the American Cancer Society’s Camp Rising Sun, Nutmeg Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Family and Children’s Aid, Jimmy Fund and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Established in 1986, the Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation primarily assists organization’s helping children and their families. “Our foundation has helped hundreds of groups throughout the United States and we look to continue and strengthen our support this coming year. We want to help as many youth-related charities as possible. With the extra money raised, our dreams of doing so can now happen!” said Cathy Poulin, director of public relations and TV personality, Bob’s Discount Furniture. About Bob's Discount Furniture The fast-growing New England furniture retailer with 22 stores located throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey and New Hampshire, Bob's Discount Furniture has built strong brand awareness and customer loyalty through its unique shopping environment, customer service commitment and everyday low prices. First-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere and vast selection of quality furniture that surpasses their "discount" expectations. As a part of the overall shopping experience, many of the Bob's locations have complimentary cafés featuring gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies and candy, while other locations offer home theater and video arcade entertainment. Known for their unique style of television and radio advertising, Bob Kaufman, president, and Cathy Poulin, public relations director, have been inviting customers for over a decade to "Come on down!" About Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation Through the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and its many charitable contributions and sponsorships, Bob, Cathy and all of Bob's Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Among the many supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Salvation Army Marshall House Youth and Family Emergency Shelter, National Conference for Community Justice, American Red Cross, Connecticut Children's Medical Center and many more. In March 2006, Poulin participated in the "Dance for a Cause" competition in Hartford to raise money and awareness for the National Pajama Program and Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation. Poulin was also awarded Woman Of The Year for 2006 by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information, visit www.mybobs.com.

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