BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Fruit of the Loom hosted its 19th annual charity golf tournament Saturday, raising over $65,000.
The money was invested in United Way of Southern Kentucky’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program. The program provides one book each month for children who register up to the age of five.
"Fruit of the Loom is committed to supporting the communities in which our associates live and work," said Tony Pelaski, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Fruit of the Loom, Inc. "The Imagination Library is one of many programs to improve educational opportunities for children in our community. We are proud to be associated with such a meaningful cause. We are grateful for the many employees and sponsors that gave so graciously to the tournament to make this donation possible."
This year’s tournament brings the five-year total donated to the program to over $325,000, allowing an opportunity for more than 2,500 children across Southern Kentucky to be enrolled in the program. This year’s tournament will allow for over 500 more children to have the opportunity to enroll.
More than 100 Fruit of the Loom, Inc., vendors and employees participated in the event.