Valspar Foundation to Donate up to $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Putting Challenge at 3M Championship

MINNEAPOLIS, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Visitors to the 3M Championship July 31 – Aug. 2 will have a chance to get into the golf action by trying to sink a putt at “Valspar’s Putt for Habitat Challenge” and help Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity receive up to $15,000 of additional support from Valspar.

The Valspar Foundation will donate $5 up to $15,000 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for every putt made at the “Valspar’s Putt for Habitat Challenge” at the 3M Championship July 31 – August 2. Fans will find the putt challenge exhibit in the Family Fun Zone located behind the 18th green of the Tournament Players Club in Blaine, Minnesota. Admission to the 3M Championship and participation in the putting challenge are free. “Valspar has been a tremendous partner in helping us give families a brighter future,” said Susan Haigh, President and CEO, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

“Valspar has been a tremendous partner in helping us give families a brighter future,” said Susan Haigh, President and CEO, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. “We are so thankful for all they do to contribute to our work at Habitat and to our communities. They help us carry on our critical mission to eliminate poverty housing in the Twin Cities.”

For every putt made, the Valspar Foundation will donate $5 up to $15,000 to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Fans will find Valspar’s Putt for Habitat Challenge in the interactive “Family Fun Zone” located behind the 18th green of the Tournament Players Club in Blaine, Minnesota. Admission to the 3M Championship is free.

“Valspar is proud to partner with Habitat to provide families with decent, safe and affordable housing, and help transform lives and communities,” said Gary E. Hendrickson, Valspar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our volunteers, donated paint and financial support have made a difference for many families over the years, and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with Habitat well into the future.”

In March, Valspar announced a new five-year pledge of $36 million in paint and funding to Habitat for Humanity International. As Habitat’s national paint partner, Valspar provided Habitat affiliates with 2.2 million gallons of paint by the end of 2014, bringing total cash and paint donations to more than $60 million since 2002. In the past 12 months, Valspar has donated 4,400 gallons of paint for use on Twin Cities Habitat homes — new construction and home preservation through the A Brush With Kindness program.

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About Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. An award-winning nonprofit housing developer, Twin Cities Habitat is committed to building the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the region by producing, preserving and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities. Visit www.tchabitat.org

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