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Customers and vendors of C&S Wholesale Grocers raised $1.1 million this year at the distributor’s 24th annual Charity Golf Outing, which was held earlier this month on courses in Vermont and Massachusetts. The funds will go to organizations fighting pediatric cancer and childhood hunger.
Dedicated to the memory of former C&S president Ron Wright, who died of cancer earlier this year, the event featured 890 golfers – more than the previous year – in addition to 300 sponsors. “Ron Wright was a guiding force behind our golf outing, and it meant so much to him to give back to kids,” noted C&S chairman and CEO Rick Cohen. “He’d be proud of what we’ve accomplished together this year.”
C&S employees and several retirees organized the tournament, which took place at the Mount Snow and Haystack courses in Vermont and at the Crumpin-Fox course in Massachusetts.
Guests at the post-golf dinner listened to speeches by representatives of The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (pediatric oncology unit), The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The C&S Charity Golf Outing began in 1985 as a fundraiser for several local charities, and has since grown into a two-day tournament with nearly 900 golfers on three courses.
Keene, N.H.-based C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains and independent stores, delivering to about 4,600 locations from distribution centers in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, California and Hawaii.