C&S Charity Golf Outing Surpasses $1 Million and Expands to Include Sixth Charity
The 26th annual C&S Charity Golf Outing, known as Tee Up for Kids™ raised $1.1 million to benefit organizations helping children who are battling cancer and nonprofits addressing childhood hunger and nutrition. This year, the event expanded to include Jennifer’s Gift of Hope to its list of recipients. Rick Cohen, C&S Chairman and CEO, expressed his thanks at a dinner presentation and said “We’re so fortunate to be part of an industry that is so generous. It’s an honor to support these groups who are doing such important work for children and families.”
The funds raised will benefit six mission-based nonprofit organizations:
- Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (Lebanon, N.H.): $330,000 for care and treatment of children in the pediatric oncology unit.
- The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, Mass.): $132,000 for pediatric cancer research.
- The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Ashford, Conn.): $77,000 for camperships for children with cancer.
- Jennifer’s Gift of Hope (Maynard, Mass.) $22,000 for helping families battling long-term illness and the physical, emotional and sometimes financial difficulties that come along with it.
- Feeding America (Chicago, Ill.): $275,000 for the national BackPack Program which discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly food for kids when other resources are not available, such as weekends and during school vacations.
- Share Our Strength (Washington, D.C.): $264,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign, the 2011 Conference of Leaders and the Hunger in America’s Schools report.
C&S employees organized the tournament, which was held August 2 and 3 at the Mount Snow, Haystack and Stratton courses in Vermont, and at Crumpin-Fox in Massachusetts. After playing 18 holes, colleagues from the supermarket and food industry gathered for dinner and heard moving presentations from representatives of the organizations benefitting from the Outing. C&S Charities, Inc., a nonprofit organization, presented checks to the six charities at the dinner events.