Keene, N.H. -- The 27th annual C&S Charity Golf Outing, known as Tee Up for KidsTM raised $1.2 million to benefit organizations helping children who are battling cancer and nonprofits addressing childhood hunger and nutrition. This year's donations exceeded last year by $100,000. Rick Cohen, C&S Chairman and CEO, expressed his thanks to the 200 individuals at the Premium Sponsor dinner. He reminded the audience that "This would be impossible without the generous support and dedication from our suppliers, customers, business partners and volunteers."
C&S Charities, Inc. with C&S employee volunteers organized the tournament, which was held August 7 and 8 at the Mount Snow, Haystack and Stratton courses in Vermont, and at Crumpin-Fox in Massachusetts. After enjoying a challenging round of golf, colleagues from the supermarket and food industry gathered for dinner and heard moving presentations from representatives of the organizations benefiting from the event. C&S Charities, Inc., a non-profit corporation, presented checks to the charities at these dinner events.
The funds raised will benefit five nonprofit organizations devoted to pediatric cancer or childhood hunger issues:
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (Lebanon, N.H.): $350,000 for care and treatment of children in the pediatric oncology unit;
The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, Mass.): $150,000 for pediatric cancer research;
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Ashford, Conn.): $100,000 for camperships for children with cancer;
Feeding America (Chicago, Ill.): $300,000 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; and
Share Our Strength (Washington, D.C.): $300,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign.
The 2013 Tee Up for KidsTM charity golf event will be held August 6th and 7th.