Nearly 200 industry golfers played a scramble-style round at Cascata Golf Course in Boulder City, Nev., Aug. 25, the ninth annual tournament of its kind to benefit the American Heart Association.
Hosted by Freeman, the annual tournament aims to help raise money and fight against heart disease and stroke. In addition to all the players, volunteers were on hand from Red Rock Country Club, Rio Secco Golf Club, Dragon Ridge Country Club and Freeman.
“We not only support the American Heart Association as a long-standing customer of ours, but also as our partner in their support of our employees building healthier lives, free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” said John Giordano, CEM, Freeman.
Giordano said the company chose the AHA as the charitable cause because of its high death toll across America, making it the No. 1 cause of death across the country – higher than all cancers and respiratory diseases.
Raffle prizes from sponsors to benefit the organization came in the form of an iPad Mini, a Galaxy tablet, Taylor Made golf bags, new drivers, hotel stays and much more. The 2013 tournament raised nearly $17,000 for the fund.
The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. By 2020, the AHA will improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. The new goal will be to prevent heart disease and stroke, most notably by helping people identify and adopt healthier lifestyle choices.
Sponsorship and attendance opportunities were already being taken for the 10th anniversary tournament in 2015.