MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives from American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis-based national provider of HVAC and plumbing services, hit the course March 12 as the platinum sponsor for the Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic.
The event took place at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to raise money for the Foundation's outreach efforts serving thousands of children around the world.
It attracted a host of celebrities, including Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer, Chipper Jones, Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson, Duck Dynasty Cast Members and more.
"The Tim Tebow Foundation is part of our ARS family. We have contributed to TTF since its founding in 2010. We have been very proud to watch the Foundation grow and impact so many lives through Faith, Hope, and Love," said Dave Slott, ARS President and COO.
The Celebrity Red Carpet Gala kicked off the event on March 11. It was a star-studded evening that included foundation supporters and was highlighted by a private concert complements of The Band Perry.
The Golf Classic took place the next day. Teams of five, with one celebrity each, enjoyed a fun round of golf to raise awareness for the Foundation's outreach initiatives.
"Although this is an exciting event for participants, the real winners were the children who benefitted from over 1.65 million dollars, the proceeds of which go to TTF's outreach programs. We applaud TTF for their commitment to the mission of bettering lives," said Don Karnes, ARS CEO.
In addition to the Golf Classic, earlier this year employees at ARS volunteered and raised funds nationwide for one of TTF's outreach programs called Night to Shine. NTS is an unforgettable prom night experience for people of special needs. "It's a night for the churches to shine, the volunteers to shine, and most importantly, for Christ to shine," said Erik Dellenback, Executive Director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. "We are grateful that our friends at ARS from coast to coast were part of this unforgettable evening."
ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: ARS operates a network of more than 65 company-owned, locally-managed service locations spanning 22 states, with approximately 5,500 employees. United by Exceptional Service®, the ARS / Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by providing heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation and ventilation services. Each location has a knowledgeable team of trained specialists, each of whom have undergone rigorous drug testing and criminal background checks. Providing exceptional service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS has the experience to do any job right – the first time, with all work fully guaranteed.
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SOURCE American Residential Services