THIRD ANNUAL FIREHOUSE SUBS OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $600,000+ FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
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Third Annual Firehouse Subs® Open Golf Tournament
Raises $600,000+ for First Responders
All funds raised benefit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – October 7, 2021 – Firehouse Subs® held its third annual golf tournament, the Firehouse Subs Open Golf Tournament, at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in addition to an online auction. Between both an in-person and online auction, sponsorships and tournament fundraising activities, more than $600,000 was raised to benefit the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®, who to date has awarded more than $71 million in lifesaving equipment to hometown heroes across the country, and more than $4.6 million in Jacksonville alone. All funds will benefit the Foundation, and will help the Foundation achieve its mission of providing lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continued education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations, as well as support for military veterans across the country.
“Because of the support of our donors, we have been able to provide much-needed equipment and resources to first responders and the communities they serve across all 50 states,” said Robin Peters, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director. “The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation could not be more grateful to the generous donors who’ve participated in this year’s Firehouse Subs Open Golf Tournament and making these grants possible.”
During the tournament, there were a number of contests, raffles and fundraising activities. For a second year, Firehouse Subs Founders Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen will match the total amount of money raised through a dedicated fundraiser named “Bid from the Heart.” Nearly $55,700 was raised through the donations, and with the Sorensen’s matching, more than $111,400 will go towards providing lifesaving equipment to first responders and public safety organizations across the country.
Participants in this year’s Firehouse Subs Open Golf Tournament included first responders from Nassau County and the City of St. Augustine. Firehouse Subs executives and leadership team individuals also participated in the tournament, including Restaurant Brands International CEO José Cil and Firehouse Subs CEO Don Fox. Major sponsors included Active International, Main Street America, Stewart Sutherland, Meristem and AlphaStaff.
ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS
Firehouse Subs® is a restaurant chain with a passion for hearty and flavorful food, heartfelt service and public safety. Founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994 by two brothers and former firefighters, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, hot and hearty subs piled high with the highest quality meats and cheeses and its commitment to saving lives through the establishment of the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. Driven by the passion of more than 400 Firehouse Subs franchisees to serve their local communities, for the fourth consecutive year, based on recent Technomic Insight consumer data, Firehouse Subs was named the No.1 brand in the restaurant industry that "Supports Local Community Activities." This year, Firehouse of America and Firehouse Subs suppliers will together donate a portion of purchases at Firehouse Subs locations to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purchase of lifesaving equipment, with a minimum donation of $1 million. Enjoy more subs. Save more lives. To learn more, visit www.firehousesubs.com.
ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION
In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continued education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations, as well as support for military veterans. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $71 million to hometown heroes in 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization, the highest designation, by Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70% of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you!