Slumberland Goes to Bat for Bridging at St. Paul Saints Games This Season
Furniture World Magazine
Slumberland Furniture’s (www.slumberland.com) season-long partnership with Bridging and the St. Paul Saints was celebrated on Volunteer Night at the Saints game against the El Paso Diablos on August 9th.
In Slumberland’s partnership with Bridging Inc., Slumberland donated a twin mattress set for the first RBI of every home Saints game, totaling 48 mattress sets for the season. Fans were greeted at Midway Stadium’s front gate with a spectacle Thursday night. The 48 donated mattresses were piled on top of one another creating a monumental display.
Founder and CEO of Slumberland Furniture, Ken Larson, was recognized by the stadium’s PA announcer and interviewed between innings on the television broadcast on FSN-North. In addition, the Saints’ renowned mascot pig, Garrison Squealer, and the “ushertainers” gave an entertaining rendition of the fairy tale “Princess and the Pea” to highlight the mattress donations to a sold-out crowd of almost 7,000.
“Slumberland has been a great supporter of providing families with beds and mattresses throughout the years. Collaborating with them on community building efforts has seen such invaluable rewards for us as well as the families being helped,” said Ron Osterbauer, Executive Director of Bridging Inc. “Because of benefactors like Slumberland who continue to support us in our efforts, we are able to help rebuild lives and homes.”
Slumberland, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has been a benefactor in other community service efforts including its Home for the Holidays program. In addition, the program is an ongoing collaboration through which local charities help families with no, or not enough, beds at home. Slumberland has donated more than 11,000 mattresses to date as a result of the program.
About Slumberland Furniture: Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with both its products and prices. Over the past 40 years Slumberland has expanded to 107 stores across 10 states and is now one of America’s top sellers of La-Z-Boy upholstery and the Midwest’s largest retailer of Tempur-pedic, Sealy and Simmons Mattresses and Natuzzi leather.