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Valspar Commences Valspar Championship with Habitat for Humanity Community Build

March 13, 2014

The Valspar Corporation, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry and sponsor of the Valspar Championship through 2017, is committed to bringing the transformative power of color to the tournament, both on and off the course. To kick-off the inaugural Valspar Championship, Valspar and longstanding partner Habitat for Humanity, PGA TOUR Wives Association, PGA TOUR players and Habitat families, will join together for a Habitat community build in the Tampa Bay area.

"At Valspar, we believe that color has power to change lives. We are proud to join forces with Habitat for Humanity to bring a little more color into the homes of the Tampa Bay community," said Gary Hendrickson,  chairman and CEO, Valspar Corporation. "As Habitat for Humanity's national paint partner, we are committed to helping transform every house into a home by providing paint for all Habitat homes built in the United States."

The Habitat for Humanity build will take place in a unique community comprised exclusively of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County homes consisting of neighbors who invest "sweat equity," helping each other construct their homes and instilling pride and ownership into the neighborhood. Valspar and Habitat are bringing together these community members, PGA TOUR players and the PGA TOUR Wives Association, a non-profit organization committed to charitable community efforts, to create decent, safe and affordable shelter.

"We are grateful to Valspar for bringing together Habitat for Humanity, the PGA TOUR players and PGA TOUR Wives Association at the Valspar Championship to donate time and resources to this community and build alongside Habitat families," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International. "Valspar is a valued partner of Habitat and we extend our sincerest thanks for their support of Habitat's mission -- here and across the United States."

Valspar will further demonstrate their commitment to Habitat for Humanity at the Valspar Championship Expo Tent, an interactive area within the tournament where guests are invited to learn more about Valspar and Habitat. Valspar Championship attendees will have the opportunity to support Habitat for Humanity by participating in the "Valspar Putt for Habitat Challenge," in which Valspar will donate $5 to Habitat for every putt made, up to $15,000.

The Expo Tent will also be home to a series of interactive experiences, part of the "colorful course makeover" Valspar will bring to the tournament. The Valspar Championship will feature vibrant Valspar hues on nearly everything from tee markers and tee monuments, to tent gables and caddy bibs truly making the tournament "the most colorful PGA TOUR tournament in the world."

Additionally, Valspar Championship events include the Executive Women's Day, Valspar Championship Evening Concert, Valspar Championship Awards Ceremony and more.

The Valspar Championship will be featured on the Valspar Paint Facebook page, where fans will have exclusive access to information about tournament events and experiences, as well as a chance to win prizes. Valspar will host a sweepstakes offering one grand prize winner two tickets and accommodation for the 2015 Valspar Championship and one runner-up will receive a five day, four night accommodation package at a Salamander Resort in Florida. Additionally, Valspar will offer a series of instant win prizes, including gallons of Valspar Paint, through the Facebook page.