The 19th Annual Joe Hardy/84 Lumber Golf Invitational benefiting the Westmoreland/Fayette County Council of the Boy Scouts of America raised $84,174 this year, 84 Lumber has announced.

The event was held Aug. 17-18 at the Four-Diamond Nemacolin Woodlands Resort that Hardy founded in 1988. Over the past 19 years, with the help of the dealer's vendor-partners, the invitational has raised more than $1.4 million for the southwestern Pennsylvania council.

"The support of our vendors over the years has been absolutely phenomenal," Hardy, 84 Lumber's founder, said in a prepared statement. "It's especially gratifying, given the last two years our industry has faced, to see more than 160 vendors participate in such a worthy and noble effort in helping these young scouts and to raise so much money during a tough economic time for our industry."

During an Aug. 17 reception, 84 Lumber also announced Owens Corning is its annual Vendor Partner of the Year. According to 84 Lumber, Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning has consistently delivered outstanding results as a strategic partner during these challenging times in the industry through installed insulation, material support, superior customer service, and quality products.

Headquartered in Eighty-Four, Pa., 84 Lumber operates 368 stores and manufacturing facilities in 37 states with the heaviest concentration of stores in the northeast, southeast, and Midwest. The company ranked third on the 2008 ProSales 100 with 2007 total sales of $3.1 billion.