Golf News for Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Charity

KENTWOOL donates portion of sales to support The Salvation Army

KENTWOOL -- the 170-year-old, family-owned, premier textile innovator -- announces that the Greenville, SC Area Command of The Salvation Army will receive $4 for every pair of socks purchased on the company's website though the end of the year using the code "TSA."

Following on previous KENTWOOL charitable giving campaigns, this program extends to the company's complete range of men's and women's performance socks engineered specifically for golfers. This includes the brand's signature Tour Profile - worn by PGA Tour stars Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar - and the 19th Hole collection that is engineered for off-course style and comfort.

"In conjunction with the consistent growth of our business, it's necessary for us to continue supporting organizations like the Salvation Army that are doing important and impactful work," says Mark Kent, CEO of KENTWOOL. "This runs parallel to our unwavering belief in the greatness of America, as witnessed by our dedication to fostering a robust domestic workforce by making all our products in the USA."

Available at www.kentwoolsocks.com in an array of athletic, dress and compression designs, KENTWOOL men's and women's styles retail from $19.95 to $40.

"We are honored that locally-owned KENTWOOL is contributing to The Salvation Army through purchases of its fine line of socks," says Major Kent Davis, Area Commander for The Salvation Army. "This is a great opportunity to support our work reaching out to help those less fortunate in our community."

KENTWOOL socks - including The Graduate, Low Profile, Tour Profile, Tour Standard and 19th Hole models - are trusted by Tour stars Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Jonathan Byrd, Ryann O'Toole, Peter Jacobsen, Duffy Waldorf, Brendon de Jonge, Jane Park, Catriona Matthew, Charles Warren, Kristy McPherson, Jenny Suh, Sarah Kemp, Jenny Gleason and many others.

For more information: www.KENTWOOLSocks.com, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769).

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org

About KENTWOOL
Founded in 1843, KENTWOOL continues to be one of the nation's longest-running, family-owned textile companies. KENTWOOL is the only company in the western hemisphere — and one of 50 in the world — to receive the Usterized Quality Certification indicating the highest level of quality assurance in yarn production.

An avid golfer, KENTWOOL CEO Mark Kent had the idea to produce the "World's Best Golf Sock" after standing in the 18th fairway of the BMW Nationwide Tour Pro-Am tending to blistered, bleeding feet instead of concentrating on the eagle opportunity guaranteeing him a spot in the final round.

Born from that moment is golf's leading, premium merino wool golf sock. It enables golfers of all abilities to play their best while benefiting from abrasion and fatigue resistance, as well as KENTWOOL's blister-free guarantee. KENTWOOL utilizes its nearly two-century-old heritage of superiority in textiles to create socks which draw upon wool's natural and cool performance fibers for moisture management, sheer comfort and other performance-enhancing benefits.

Based in Greenville, SC, all KENTWOOL products are made in the USA.

For more information: www.KENTWOOLSocks.com, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769).

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