Valspar Commences Valspar Championship with Habitat for Humanity Community Build in Partnership with PGA TOUR
Mar 12, 2014
Valspar Brings Transformative Power of Color to Life through "Colorful Course Makeover" and Tampa Bay Neighborhood Revitalization
CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 - The Valspar Corporation, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry and sponsor of the Valspar Championship through 2017, is committed to bringing the transformative power of color to the tournament, both on and off the course. To kick-off the inaugural Valspar Championship, Valspar and longstanding partner Habitat for Humanity, PGA TOUR Wives Association, PGA TOUR players and Habitat families, will join together for a Habitat community build in the Tampa Bay area.
"At Valspar, we believe that color has power to change lives. We are proud to join forces with Habitat for Humanity to bring a little more color into the homes of the Tampa Bay community," says Gary Hendrickson, Chairman and CEO, Valspar Corporation. "As Habitat for Humanity's national paint partner, we are committed to helping transform every house into a home by providing paint for all Habitat homes built in the United States."
The Habitat for Humanity build will take place in a unique community comprised exclusively of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County homes consisting of neighbors who invest "sweat equity," helping each other construct their homes and instilling pride and ownership into the neighborhood. Valspar and Habitat are bringing together these community members, PGA TOUR players and the PGA TOUR Wives Association, a non-profit organization committed to charitable community efforts, to create decent, safe and affordable shelter.
"We are grateful to Valspar for bringing together Habitat for Humanity, the PGA TOUR players and PGA TOUR Wives Association at the Valspar Championship to donate time and resources to this community and build alongside Habitat families," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International. "Valspar is a valued partner of Habitat and we extend our sincerest thanks for their support of Habitat's mission — here and across the United States."
Valspar will further demonstrate their commitment to Habitat for Humanity at the Valspar Championship Expo Tent, an interactive area within the tournament where guests are invited to learn more about Valspar and Habitat. Valspar Championship attendees will have the opportunity to support Habitat for Humanity by participating in the "Valspar Putt for Habitat Challenge," in which Valspar will donate $5 to Habitat for every putt made, up to $15,000.
The Expo Tent will also be home to a series of interactive experiences, part of the "colorful course makeover" Valspar will bring to the tournament. The Valspar Championship will feature vibrant Valspar hues on nearly everything from tee markers and tee monuments, to tent gables and caddy bibs truly making the tournament "the most colorful PGA TOUR tournament in the world™."
Additionally, Valspar Championship events include the Executive Women's Day, Valspar Championship Evening Concert, Valspar Championship Awards Ceremony and more.
The Valspar Championship will be featured on the Valspar Paint FaceBook page, where fans will have exclusive access to information about tournament events and experiences, as well as a chance to win prizes. Valspar will host a sweepstakes offering one grand prize winner two tickets and accommodation for the 2015 Valspar Championship and one runner-up will receive a five day, four night accommodation package at a Salamander Resort in Florida. Additionally, Valspar will offer a series of instant win prizes, including gallons of Valspar Paint, through the Facebook page. Consumers can enter until March 21. (See official rules at Facebook.com/ValsparPaint).
The Valspar Championship will take place March 13 — 16. For more information about the Valspar Championship and to purchase tickets, visit ValsparChampionship.com. For more information about Valspar Paint, or to locate a dealer, visit ValsparPaint.com. Follow Valspar on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube by going to: www.facebook.com/ValsparPaint, Twitter.com/ValsparPaint, Instagram.com/ValsparPaint, Pinterest.com/ValsparPaint, YouTube.com/user/ValsparPaint, and use the hashtag #ValsparChampionship.
About The Valspar Corporation
The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer service in the coatings industry.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.