BOWLING GREEN, Ky.—Fruit of the Loom raises more than $65,000 at a recent charity golf tournament. According to local Kentucky news outlet WBKO, the event marks the 19th year the company has raised funds.
The money raised at the tournament goes towards United Way of Southern Kentucky’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program. Founded by the renowned country singer, the library’s website says it provides free books to children “from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.” In addition to its efforts in the U.S., the library also operates branches in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
"The Imagination Library is one of many programs to improve educational opportunities for children in our community,” states Tony Pelaski, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fruit of the Loom tells WBKO. “We are grateful for the many employees and sponsors that gave so graciously to the tournament to make this donation possible."
The news outlet says the 2018 tournament brings the company’s five-year total donations to more than $325,000. The contributions provide the opportunity for more than 2,500 children to enroll in the program, along with an additional 500 children from this year’s donation.
For more information, visit www.fotlinc.com.