ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the conclusion of this year’s Wegmans LPGA Championship, Wegmans Vice President Bill Strassburg presented United Way’s Children’s Success Fund with a check for $1 million, more than double the amount donated to the charity for previous tournaments and an amount likely to exceed the final tally of proceeds from this year’s tournament.
“We are so proud to have been part of this world-class event,” says Colleen Wegman, president. “We thank our people who worked so hard to make this possible, along with our partner suppliers, the volunteers, and our entire community. They came together to make this a memorable and meaningful event for the youth in Rochester.”
100% of the proceeds from the Wegmans LPGA Championship Tournament have been invested in the goal of helping kids to graduate from high school. United Way’s Graduation is the Goal supports evidence-based programs that show significant promise in delivering this goal. The Fund helps to support programs like the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection that has been proven to double graduation rates, along with other programs that serve children who are at risk of dropping out.
Over the life of the Rochester LPGA tournament, more than $11 million has been donated to programs in the Rochester community that help children succeed.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 84-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.
Contact Information: Jo Natale, Wegmans’ director of media relations, 585-429-3627