October 4, 2018 – The Annual A. Darrell Harris Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Furnitureland South and benefiting the American Heart Association was a big hit yesterday! Furnitureland South employees, vendors and clients from across the county and region joined to play a round for a great cause and company headquartered in Jamestown, NC.
ABOVE PHOTO: (From left) Tanner Harris, Harold Moose, Jeff Harris
When Darrell Harris founded Furnitureland South in 1969, his goal was not to build the world’s largest furniture store. His goal was to provide for his young family and help people furnish their homes with quality furniture and exceptional service. Of his professional accomplishments, Darrell derived the greatest satisfaction from the friendships developed and the opportunities provided throughout his time. The 2018 Fourth Annual ADH Memorial Golf Tournament honors his integrity, loyalty and dedication as an industry leader in the furniture capital of the world while raising $70,000 for an extraordinary organization.
“It’s an honor to continue to support the American Heart Association in such a fun way,” Jeff Harris, President and CEO of Furnitureland South, said. “The work they do to educate our employees and community about heart disease is priceless. We just wanted put their advice to ‘move more’ into action!”
Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of both men and women in the United States. Diseases of the Heart are the 2nd leading causes of death and stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in Guilford County. However, 80% of heart disease and stroke-related illnesses are preventable with managed risk factors and heart-healthy lifestyle changes.
The 2019 Guilford Heart Ball is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 9, 2019 at The Cadillac Service Garage in Downtown Greensboro. Furnitureland South is the proud City Premiere Sponsor for the Guilford Heart Ball. All the funds raised for the Heart Ball benefit heart disease and stroke research and prevention education in our community. For more information, visit the 2019 Guilford Heart Ball website.
2018 A. Darrell Harris Memorial Golf Tournament Results:
First Place – Score of 105
2nd Place – Score of 109
3rd Place – Score of 110
- In full swing: Eduardo Perez Jr.
- Trio: (From left) Tanner Harris, Harold Moose, Jeff Harris
- Trophy photo: (From left) KC Greenwald, Philippe Darveau and Bob Kelly
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Furnitureland South
Founded in 1969 by A. Darrell and Stella Harris, Furnitureland South has grown from a small, one-man operation into the largest single-store furniture retailer in the world. Located in the heart of the home furnishings capital of the world, Furnitureland South has more than 1.3 million square feet of showrooms and over 1,000 name-brand manufacturers represented. Amenities include complimentary design consultation, a state-of-the-art design center, white-glove national delivery, a full-service SUBWAY restaurant and Starbucks. The store is a multi-day destination for consumers from every state and many foreign countries. Today, Furnitureland South is owned and operated by their two sons, Jeff and Jason Harris. For more information, visit furniturelandsouth.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram