It was my pleasure to attend the Sit’N Sleep annual golf tournament this last week to benefit the Susan G. Koman foundation. The Koman foundation is the largest organization in the world when it comes to funding the fight against breast cancer, investing over $2.6 billion to find a way to beat this deadly disease.
Nelson Bercier, avid golfer and President of Sit’N Sleep, along with his team did an amazing job this year. It was my first time attending and I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it was. There were ugly golf pants, golf ball cannons, clubs that shoot balls with the help of a 22 caliber round of ammunition, and maybe something even more dangerous than that was the saki bomb/margarita station nestled deep in the middle of the course. (See it all in my short video.)
I am also lucky to be able to attend the Sleep Train charity event that benefits foster kids, the Seena Magowitz Golf Tournament that raises money to help fight pancreatic cancer, and the Ante 4 Autism celebrity poker tournament in Las Vegas. I bring these other events up because I am always impressed with how this industry rallies around charitable causes. As a group we donate our time, talent and resources to try and support each other in bringing awareness to causes that need our help and I love that about this crazy little industry.
In the past 10 months I have spent some time getting to know the Sit’N Sleep organization built by Larry Miller and Nelson Bercier. I knew early on these guys had created something special but it becomes even more clear when you attend an event like this. The culture they encourage is all about what is good for the team, not the individual. A selfless approach to doing business that looks down on the maverick, hotshot sales person that just wants to be top dog. In that spirit, they all came together to support the fight against a disease that claims over 40,000 lives every year. Their passion for their business and this cause are contagious and I can’t wait until next year.We launched Spink and Edgar at Sit’N Sleep because we thought if anyone could represent our product to the consumer it was these guys. We were right.
I want to thank everyone at Sit’N Sleep. Not just for including me this year but for what you do to model all that is good in this industry. I sincerely appreciate every time you sell a Spink and Edgar or a bed made by Sherwood, and for the way you welcome me every time I walk into your office or store. What you did this week was incredible and you should all be very proud of the effort. I know this kind of thing takes a lot of work so to everybody that helped out…WELL DONE!
Even though my foursome didn’t win the event we had a blast. I want to give special thanks to Jeremy Bercier for inviting me to play with his group and to Mike and Bob for tolerating my poor play. Thanks for some great stories and a wonderful day on the course!
BONUS CONTENT: Check out our most recent Dos Marcos podcast where we talk about the big Magowitz Charity Event, my recent visit to Jordan’s Furniture and more.