More than 500 members of the home furnishings industry participated in the 16th annual West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament in Trabuco Canyon, Calif., earlier this summer, raising about $900,000. Since its inception, the West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament has garnered close to $5 million for research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.
After a day on the greens and courts of Coto de Caza Golf & 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.
Attendees included representatives from companies such as Fingers, Wickes, Slumberland, Sam Levitz, Gardner-White, Linder’s, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Mathis Bros., Living Spaces, Z Gallerie, Sit ’n Sleep and Nader’s.
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 lifethreatening illnesses, City of Hope’s National Home Furnishings Industry chapter has grown to include representatives from all facets of the industry. To date, the group has raised more than $40 million for City of Hope.