The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Tue May 9, 2017
TAMPA, Florida - The Lazydays Employee Foundation has announced that its seventh Annual Golf Tournament has raised more than $100,000 to support at-risk youth in the Tampa Bay, Tucson, Denver and Northern Colorado communities. The proceeds will fund a variety of programs designed to empower local children with education and opportunity. Major partners included Platinum Sponsor, Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Bank of America, who returned as Tournament Sponsor for the seventh consecutive year.
Sponsors and golfers gathered at the Lazydays Crown Club on Thursday, May 4, for a kick-off dinner, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. As in previous years, all 36 team slots sold out for the 2017 Lazydays Employee Foundation Golf Tournament, which took place on Friday, May 5, at the River Hills Country Club in Valrico, Florida.
Participating golfers played 18 holes and competed in putting contests, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin challenges, and hole-in-one shootouts with an RV as the top prize. An awards luncheon was held immediately following the tournament.
“We’d like to thank the many sponsors, vendors, manufacturers, players and volunteers who made this event possible," Lazydays Employee Foundation Chair Katherine Kearney says. "Their contributions, together with ongoing Lazydays employee donations, enable us to instill hope, inspire dreams and improve children’s lives. Following the success of this year’s tournament, I’m excited to say we’ll be announcing our next big project within the next month.”
The eighth Annual Lazydays Employee Foundation Golf Tournament is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018. Details and sponsorship/registration information will be posted at www.ldef.org/golf closer to the event.