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31st Annual Bob’s Discount Furniture Golf Outing Raises $635,000 for Local Children’s Charities

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Pictured (left to right): Bob Kaufman and Gene Rosenberg, Bob’s Discount Furniture co-founders.

Bob’s Discount Furniture and Planned Furniture Promotions (PFP) recently announced that its 2018 golf outing raised $635,000 for children’s charities. The money will benefit organizations selected by Bob’s Discount Furniture’s Charitable Foundation, including the Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp Rising Sun, Family & Children's Aid, The Jimmy Fund, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and Cardinal Cushing Centers.

More than 450 participants took part in the July 17 event that included a round of golf at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club, along with an evening at The Farmington Club with dinner, and an awards ceremony. The night featured both live and silent auctions, and Bob’s Discount Furniture co-founders Bob Kaufman and Gene Rosenberg emceed the live auction. Guests included Bob’s employees, vendors, and partners.

“Over the past 31 years this golf tournament continues to expand with new and familiar faces,” said Bob Kaufman, co-founder and president emeritus of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “Our commitment to charity is a top priority of our company and this annual event is a large contributor to our ongoing charitable efforts, raising money for multiple local charities.”

The golf outing has raised more than $7 million for charity in its 31-year history. The annual event was started by Planned Furniture Promotions, a leading home furnishings sales promotion company founded by Rosenberg. Bob’s Discount Furniture became an event partner in 1991, when Kaufman and Rosenberg started the company.

More about Bob’s Discount Furniture: Bob’s Discount Furniture provides a wide variety of quality furnishings – including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture and home accents – at everyday low prices. The stores also offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience featuring cafes in each store with free gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob’s has built strong customer loyalty by offering the highest-value home furnishings at the lowest possible prices. With 99 furniture stores located throughout New England, California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 12th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Bob’s is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. In addition, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information, visit http://www.bobscares.org/.

More about Planned Furniture Promotions: Planned Furniture Promotions, Inc. (PFP), an affiliate of Gene Rosenberg Associates, LLC, is the foremost furniture industry specialist in conducting high impact promotional sales. Since 1962, PFP has specialized in creatively planning and successfully implementing thousands of sale promotions for national, regional and local retailers of all sizes that are interested in quitting business, retiring, raising cash, and achieving other urgent goals. PFP applies its unparalleled expertise and offers a broad range of services to help retailers maximize value including purchasing inventory using its substantial buying power, management, sales staffing, advertising, financing, and other critical areas. For more information, visit www.PFPnow.com.

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