The Malouf Foundation, the nonprofit arm of bedding supplier Malouf, held its first golf tournament to benefit the foundation’s principal cause, which helps halt human sex trafficking, especially of children. The company invited its partners to participate in the event, which raised more than $55,000. It was held Aug. 23 at the Logan Country Club in Logan, Utah, where Malouf is headquartered.
“This is the first time we’ve organized a golf event and it was exciting to see our team come together to create the Golf for Freedom tournament; every effort matters and makes a difference,” said Sam Malouf, chief executive officer. “It is truly an honor to have so many selfless partners and friends who came out in support. We couldn’t have asked for a better event.”
Eighteen teams played in the tournament and one of them included the lucky Mike Wingard with Key Bank in Seattle. Wingard hit a hole-in-one on a Par-3 that earned him a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon from local dealer Heritage Auto, as well as a $10,000 cash prize from an anonymous event partner. Wingard donated the cash to the Malouf Foundation.
Malouf hosts several events each year to raise money and awareness for its causes and charity partners. In October, its foundation will host an annual art auction and dinner to raise money to support victims of domestic violence. The biannual Forging Freedom event held every January and July during the Las Vegas Market benefits survivors of sex trafficking.