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2018 C&S Charity Golf Outing Donates More Than $1.8M

August 13, 2018

Keene, NH – C&S Charities, Inc. is proud to announce that it donated $1,806,000 to eight nonprofit organizations devoted to ending pediatric cancer and childhood hunger issues through its 32nd annual Tee Up for Kids™ charity golf outing. The event, held on August 7 and 8, hosted more than 1,000 golfers on four courses in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Donations were made to the following high-impact organizations:

  • Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, NH): $460,000 for care and treatment of children in the pediatric oncology unit;
  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Ashford, CT): $175,000 for camperships;
  • Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA): $260,000 for pediatric cancer research;
  • Feeding America (Chicago, IL): $425,000 for the national BackPack Program and child hunger initiatives;
  • Share Our Strength (Washington, DC): $396,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign; and
  • New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH),
  • Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT),
  • Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (North Hatfield, MA): $30,000 each toward child hunger programs.

Rick Cohen, Executive Chairman and Mike Duffy, CEO of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., thanked everyone who supported the Tee Up for Kids™ event at a private reception held in Vermont on August 6 to recognize top sponsors including the following:

Course sponsors: Ahold USA, Carrier Transicold of Southern New England, Nestle Purina, Northway Services, and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Hole in One sponsors: Campbell’s, Global Partners, Michelin North America, Nestle USA, and Reynolds Consumer Products

Golf Cart sponsors: Acosta Sales & Marketing, Bank of America, Capstone Logistics, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, Mintz Levin, and Wells Fargo Bank

Special recognition is due to JB Hunt, a C&S transportation partner, who generously contributed a total of $50,000 in sponsorship to this year’s event. 

The next C&S Charity Golf Outing is scheduled for August 6 and 7, 2019.

About C&S Charities, Inc.

C&S Charities, Inc., established in 2010 by C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. to host the event, is a New Hampshire non-profit corporation recognized under IRC § 501(c)(3). Visit www.cscharities.org to learn more.

About C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 14,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 140,000 different products. To learn more, please visit www.cswg.com

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