HOM Furniture hits a hole in one for charity

(Left to right) Wayne Johansen, HOM Furniture founder, Carl Nyberg, Vice President/COO and Rod Johansen, President/CEO

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — HOM Furniture’s 32nd annual HOM Open Charity Golf Tournament earlier this month raised more than $300,000 in funds to support the local organization Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge and other charities.

The golf tournament is a yearly culmination of the long-standing partnership between Home Accents Today Retail Star HOM Furniture and Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, a faith-based recovery program for people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

“HOM Furniture is extremely proud to support MNATC through the annual golf tournament. It has become part of our company culture and a day that we look forward to throughout the entire year,” said Rod Johansen, HOM Furniture president and CEO. “After recent scaled-down events due to the COVID pandemic, we were happy to return in a fuller capacity and thankful for the beautiful summer weather, time to connect in-person with our HOM family and—most importantly—a successful event that raised important funds for charity. It was a great day of golf and community!”

The charity golf tournament has grown over the years, from a small golf tournament into a well-known industry event featuring a full day of entertainment and strong community support. Many of HOM Furniture’s industry partners play an important part of raising the money by participating in sponsorships in and around the event.

With the addition of the funds raised during the 2022 event, the charity golf tournament has now raised more than $5.2 million for local charities.

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Editor-in-Chief Allison Zisko first joined HFN in 1998 and spent many years covering the tabletop category before widening her scope to all home furnishings. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of HFN, including its print and digital products, and represents the brand at home and abroad through presentations, panel discussions and HFN’s podcast, The Inside Scoop.

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