SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 2nd, more than 200 golfers hit the links at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ for the 7th Annual Vitamin Angels Benefit Outing raising over $340,000 for Vitamin Angels. Attendees enjoyed a full round of golf, reception, and dinner all in support of providing nutritional support to children and women at risk of malnutrition globally. The event, co-hosted by the Vitamin Shoppe and Nature's Value, Inc., brought the total raised during the 7-year course of the event to almost $2.5 million. At an average cost of $.25 per child served, the cumulative impact of this event will provide vitamins to close to 10 million children.
"This incredible achievement is thanks to the amazing support of our friends at the Vitamin Shoppe and Nature's Value," said Howard Schiffer, president and founder of Vitamin Angels. "And to each of the golfers who have attended over the past 7 years, their participation is evidence of what willing individuals can do to create lasting change in the lives of others."
The success of the event was made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: The Vitamin Shoppe, Nature's Value, Inc., Barrington Nutritionals, H&M USA, Inc., Glanbia Performance Nutritionals, Nutrawise, Vitaquest, Indena, Iovate Health Sciences Inc., Package All Corp., DSM, Natural Factors, New Chapter, Nutriforce Nutrition/Betancourt Nutrition, Quest Nutrition, Horphag Research (USA) Inc., Irwin Naturals, Kyowa Hakko, Lonza Inc., MegaFood, Maximum Human Performance, Muscle Milk, Suan Farma, Gemini Pharmaceuticals, Unyson Logistics, and Cytosport.
Individuals interested in attending a future Vitamin Angels event can visit: vitaminangels.org/attend-an-event. Additionally, all Vitamin Shoppe stores across the country are conducting a fundraising campaign to benefit Vitamin Angels throughout the month of May.
About The Vitamin Shoppe
The Vitamin Shoppe is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products based in Secaucus, New Jersey. In its stores and on its website, the Company carries a comprehensive retail assortment including, vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and beauty aids. In addition to offering products from approximately 800 national brands, the Vitamin Shoppe also carries products under the Vitamin Shoppe®, BodyTech®, True Athlete®, MyTrition®, plnt®, ProBioCare™, Next Step® and BetancourtNutrition™. The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 750 company-operated retail stores under the Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements retail banners, and primarily through its website, www.vitaminshoppe.com. Follow the Vitamin Shoppe on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/THEVITAMINSHOPPE and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VitaminShoppe.
About Nature's Value
Nature's Value is one of the world's premier nutritional supplement manufacturers. For over 20 years Nature's Value has been producing only the finest quality nutritional supplements. Nature's Value is part of the industry that promotes good health and well-being in individuals' lives. Its goal is to provide seamless, fully integrated manufacturing services at quality and price levels that meet or exceed our client's needs and expectations.
Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. Vitamin Angels works to reach underserved communities across the U.S. and in more than 50 countries around the world. Vitamin Angels has received eight four-star ratings from Charity Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency. To learn more, visit vitaminangels.org.
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