BrandSource Executives Compete for 'Best Mini Golf Course' For Charity

BrandSource Executives Compete in Team-Building Exercise for Charity During Executive Leadership Conference
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BrandSource Execs putting for charity

BrandSource executives got into the holiday spirit last week during the group’s recent executive leadership conference in Phoenix as they combined team building, philanthropy, and golf to raise money for a local charity. More than 150 participants raised over $6,000 for House of Refuge, a non-profit providing transitional housing and supportive services to homeless families in the Phoenix area.

Sponsored by BrandSource and Whirlpool, executives broke into teams of 10 and created their “best mini golf course” with a variety of materials included canned goods, non-perishable packaged foods, green astro-turf, screws, nails, glue, duct tape, cardboard, foam core, markers, and cardboard tubes. Additional stations were available with paint, angle piping, PVC corners, and miscellaneous craft items.

“This was an incredibly creative, fun and unique team-building exercise that also made a positive impact on many people’s lives,” said Jim Ristow, CEO of BrandSource. “Everyone who participated enjoyed kicking off the holiday season in the true spirit of giving.”

Nancy Marion, executive director of House of Refuge, thanked the group and said that proceeds will help feed more than 80 families that are losing breakfast and lunch programs when school is out during the summer months.

Broken up into teams of 10, each group created a one-of-a-kind mini golf course with green “carpeting” as the putting surface. Canned goods, boxed goods, and other building materials were used to create bumpers, turns, and special obstacle challenges. Once the final courses were constructed, BrandSource executives acted as judges, played the courses and picked the winning team: The Greater Midwest Region.

At the conclusion of the tournament, all of the food items were packaged by each team and donated to House of Refuge.