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    Brookshire’s Golf Benefit Raises $375,000

    Texas grocer nets cash for nonprofits helping children

    More than 540 golfers converged on five country clubs in and around Tyler, Texas, late last month for the 24th annual Brookshire’s Benefit Golf Tournament, which raised a record $375,000 for children’s nonprofit organizations.

    After the five simultaneous tournaments, Brookshire Grocery Co. President and CEO Rick Rayford unveiled total proceeds at a vendor appreciation dinner at Harvey Convention Center. About 200 vendor companies were represented as either golfers, sponsors or donors. Since its inception, the tournament has raised a little more than $3 million for nonprofit groups.

    “This is a popular event that helps us help many children’s programs,” Rayford said. “We cannot thank our vendors enough for their support. It makes a huge impact in our communities.”
    Proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network, Children’s Advocacy Centers, March of Dimes, Champions for Children and many other children’s programs located throughout Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods market areas in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

    This year’s ruby sponsor was Pilgrim’s Pride, while platinum sponsors included Bunzl, Hormel, Procter & Gamble and Kellogg’s. Silver sponsors were Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Fresh Express, Nestle Purina, Heinz, Smithfield and McCormick.

    Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co. operates 152 stores in three states, plus three distribution centers and seven manufacturing facilities. 
     

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