2013-08-30 22:58:49 -
Keene, NH – The 28th annual C&S Charities “Tee Up For Kids” golf tournament proved that giving is strong when it comes to kids. This two-day, four golf course event, held earlier this month, generated $1.3 million in donations to five nonprofit organizations devoted to pediatric cancer and childhood hunger issues. 985 golfers hit the courses and enjoyed two days of good weather and good golf, all while supporting kids.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the following organizations that support children:
• Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (Lebanon, NH): $370,000 for care and treatment of children in the pediatric oncology unit
• Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Ashford, CT): $120,000 for camperships
• Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA): $170,000 for pediatric
• Feeding America (Chicago, IL): $320,000 for the national BackPack Program
• Share Our Strength (Washington, DC): $320,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign
This year’s premium Hole in One sponsors included: Ahold USA, Campbells, Global Partners LP, Hyundai Translead, Kellogg Company, Kimberly-Clark, Nestle Purina, Nestle USA, Ryder Dedicated, and US Bank. Eagle sponsors included: Acosta, Bank of America, BI-LO/Winn-Dixie, Mintz Levin, and Ruan, More than 250 companies in total sponsored the tournament.
“The philanthropic focus is on kids who are battling cancer and kids who are facing food insecurity,” said Rick Cohen, Chairman and CEO of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Next year’s C&S Charity Golf Outing is scheduled to be held on August 5 & 6, 2014.
About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, N.H., is the largest food wholesaler and according to Forbes magazine, the 10th largest privately held company in the United States. The company distributes food to supermarkets, retail stores and military bases across the country. Currently, C&S serves approximately 4,000 stores from more than 50 locations in 14 states. Among our customers are many of America's best known retail grocers, including Stop & Shop, Giant of Carlisle, Giant of Landover, BI-LO/Winn Dixie, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), Kroger, Safeway, Target and Whole Foods. To learn more, please visit www.cswg.com.
C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to fight hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities. To learn more: community.cswg.com
About C&S Charities, Inc.
C&S Charities, Inc., established in 2010, is a New Hampshire non-profit corporation recognized under IRC § 501(c)(3). Visit www.cscharities.org to learn more.