CHICAGO -- The Valspar Corporation, one of the global leaders in the paint and coatings industry and sponsor of the Valspar Championship is committed to bringing the transformative power of color to the tournament, both on and off the course. To kick-off the inaugural of Valspar Championship, Valspar and longstanding partner Habitat for Humanity, PGA TOUR Wives Association, PGA TOUR players and Habitat families, joined 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 took 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 further demonstrated 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 had 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 was also be home to a series of interactive experiences, part of the "colorful course makeover" Valspar brought to the tournament. The Valspar Championship featured 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™."
About The Valspar Corporation
The Valspar Corporation is one of the global leaders 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.