More than 500 members of the home furnishings industry participated in the 16th annual West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament on June 4. After a day on the greens and courts of Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, attendees honored the achievements and contributions of four executives from Guildcraft of California: Sidney Blitz, Larry Quilling, Arthur Fink, and Robert “Bobby” Papazian.
The event, which benefited the lifesaving research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope, raised $900,000. Since its inception, the West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament has garnered close to $5 million for the institution. Attendees included representatives from companies like Finger's, Wickes, Slumberland, Sam Levitz, Gardner-White, Linder's, NFM, Mathis Bros., Living Spaces, Z-Gallerie, Sit N Sleep and Naders.
Created more than 40 years ago by a group of industry leaders who wanted to help fund the search for a cure for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope’s National Home Furnishings Industry chapter has grown to include representatives from all facets of the industry including retail, manufacturing and publishing. To date, the group has raised over $40 million for City of Hope.
About City of Hope: City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols impact care throughout the nation. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics and shares its scientific knowledge with medical centers locally and globally, helping patients battling serious diseases. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org.
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