The Commercial Appeal
Fundraiser is beautiful music to St. Jude
Window World Inc. sponsored the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends Concert on June 4 and the Window World Pro-Am at the 56th annual FedEx St. Jude Classic PGA Tour event on June 5, both of which benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The second annual concert was sponsored once again by Window World. It was a star-studded fundraiser featuring John Rich, Big Kenny, Wynonna and Larry the Cable Guy. “One of the greatest honors of my life’s work is to help the kids at St. Jude. To bring music to their lives, and use music to raise funds for their care is something bigger than a hit song or a sold-out concert,” said Rich.
Window World conducted a contest among its sales consultants to see who could raise the most money for St. Jude. The top five fundraisers were invited to Memphis to attend the concert. Just before the concert began, Window World CEO Tammy Whitworth, along with the top five fundraisers, presented a $50,000 check to Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Window World also sponsored the Pro-Am, which kicked off the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis. As part of the sponsorship, Window World displayed The Stinger, a commemorative race car that features autographs of Indianapolis 500 starters. For each signature received, Window World Cares, the charitable foundation of Window World, makes a donation to St. Jude. To date, the car has raised $43,848.
During the pro-am, veteran Indy driver George Follmer autographed the car, making his the 232nd signature.
Window World Cares has been raising money for the hospital since 2008, and in 2010 was named St. Jude’s New Corporate Partner of the Year. Erika Guess is a public relations/social media specialist for Reed & Associates Marketing.