Our partners from the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) hosted the first Driving Out Hunger Golf Tournament on February 23 during their Annual Conference in Austin, TX. The event was held at Wolfdancer Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa and raised more than $14,500 to support our hunger relief and food rescue programs!
Corporate housing professionals from all across the country hit the links to support our mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger. Players could register for the tournament as a foursome or on an individual basis. More than $12,000 was raised at the tournament itself, which will help us provide 28,000 meals in 2020!
In addition to the tournament, our partners from V-Suites and Pinnacle Furnished Suites also held mini fundraisers throughout the day. Pinnacle Furnished Suites held a putt-putt contest which helped to raise $155. Meanwhile, V-Suites organized a unique competition at the hole they sponsored. For a small donation, players were tasked with trying to chip a pineapple into a net. And yeah, that was just as difficult as it sounds! Only 3 players were able to make it, and the contest brought in an additional $260 for our cause.
“I have played in a lot of golf outing but not sure if I have ever played in one with a better cause," said David Rios, Director of Operations for V-Suites. "We are so proud to have sponsored this amazing event."
We also held a pair of 50/50 raffles at the golf tournament and during the conference, which raised an additional $1,600 to support our programs!
The event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors: Pros Corporate Housing, Madison Hospitality, CORT, Pinnacle Furnished Suites, Fashion Furniture Rental, Travelers Haven, Ale Solutions, Gables Corporate Accommodations, Sunshine Rentals, Azuma, B&B Rentals, dlux Suites, Express Corporate Housing, Reside Worldwide, The Guild, AFR Furniture Rental, V-Suites, Zenya, Dominion Corporate Housing, Accessories Plus, Palmetto Linen Distributors, Temporary Housing Directory, PC Housing, Furnishings Unlimited, and ReloQuest.
Although the funds raised at this golf tournament will help Move For Hunger provide more than 30,000 meals this year, the sad truth is that 40 million Americans face hunger every single day.
Move For Hunger hopes to deliver 3 million meals this year - but we can't do that without your continued support. That's why any member of CHPA who makes a $25 donation by March 20 will receive an exclusive bamboo cutting board as a small token of our appreciation for your continued support.
Thank you again to CHPA, our sponsors, and all the golfers who helped us Drive Out Hunger!