MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the third year in a row, Window World®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, was the national presenting sponsor of the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends Concert, held on Tuesday, June 3. The following day, Window World was the title sponsor of the Window World Pro-Am at the 57th annual FedEx St. Jude Classic PGA TOUR event at TPC Southwind. Both events benefitted St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
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The St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends Concert was a moving evening of music, hope and inspiration, featuring talent from John Rich, Big & Rich, Clint Black, Randy Houser, Deana Carter, Cowboy Troy and a surprise appearance by Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors. A live auction was also held, with proceeds going to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
The festivities continued Wednesday at TPC Southwind with the Window World Pro-Am Tournament. More than 350 amateur and professional golfers were paired to field teams of four, with pro Harry English with team members Dan Mullally, Jackie Drake, Jim Sweeney and Tino Martinez taking the No. 1 spot with a score of 53. Spectators were on hand to watch the action, as well as witness the Window World "Art from the Heart" event. Throughout the afternoon, 13 St. Jude patients hand-painted messages of hope on specially-constructed windows at the 11th hole. The window art will be auctioned off later this year at Window World's annual national sales meeting, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the hospital.
"This week is an opportunity for many groups, including country stars, PGA TOUR players, the Window World Family and friends of St. Jude to interact with patients and come together in support of the great work the hospital does every day for these children," said Tammy Whitworth, CEO of Window World.
For additional information about the FedEx St. Jude Classic, visit http://www.StJudeClassic.com/. For more information regarding Window World Cares®, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com. To learn more about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com.
About Window World®
Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company with more than 200 locally owned and operated offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for six consecutive years. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
About Window World Cares®
Window World Cares® was founded in 2008 by Tammy Whitworth and her late husband, Todd. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $4 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Additionally, Window World was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. To learn more about Window World Cares or to donate, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
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