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Social Responsibility

Annual HOM Open Takes on a New Look for a Socially Safe Tournament

Thanks to vendors' support the 2020 HOM Open Golf Tournament raises over $150,000 for Minnesota Adult Teen Challenge and other community causes.

6 people (5 men and 1 woman) pose with a large check
Celebrating the HOM Furniture event are from left: Wayne Johansen, HOM chairman of the board, Char Johansen HOM open director,
Carl Nyberg, HOM VP/COO, pastor Rich Scherber, executive director of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge (MNATC), Kyle Johansen,
HOM executive director of merchandising and Rodney Johansen, president/CEO, HOM.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. – Although this year the 31st Annual HOM Open was set to be cancelled due to COVID19, several valued vendors reached out to HOM Furniture shortly after the rebound of the Furniture industry in July.

Over 30 sponsors agreed that they did not want to see the HOM Open skip a year and miss the annual tradition. “Kyle Johansen, our executive director of merchandising came to me and said we have vendors that want to continue to contribute to make a difference in the lives of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge during this pandemic. Can we put on a smaller more socially safe tournament this year," explained Rod Johansen, President/CEO. “We listened and put together 6 teams to compete in a new format for the 31st Annual HOM Open Golf Tournament.'"

The event took place on Tuesday, August 25 at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, and raised over $150,000 in funds. “It’s one of our favorite days of the year,” remarked Kyle, “it’s rewarding to see so many of our local and industry partners wanting to support an important cause especially during a pandemic. We feel grateful to be able to provide a safe place to hold our tournament and continue the tradition. After 31 years, it has become a part of our HOM Furniture culture.”

The day began with putting, driving and a grab and go lunch on the practice facility, followed by 18 holes of golf & dinner. After dinner there was a Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge (MNATC) re-cap from Pastor Rich Scherber, executive director of MNATC. Scherber went onto describe how the funds being raised by the HOM Open 2020 will help the new Women’s facility being renovated in the old Harriet Tubman Building. Over the past 31 years, the HOM Open Charity Golf Tournament has raised a total of over $3,100,000 million dollars for charities in our communities. Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 19, 2021 as the tradition continues with the 32nd HOM Open event.

About HOM

HOM ranks as one of the nation’s largest furniture retailers serving customers in the upper Midwestern states of Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Find out why “There’s No Place Like HOM.” For more information visit www.homfurniture.com
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