ALTOONA, Pa., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz for the Kidz will hold its 19th annual For the Kidz Golf Classic on May 21-22 at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.
Festivities kick off on Sunday, May 21, with a silent auction, welcome reception, dinner and a celebrity autograph session. This year's celebrity guests are Joe Namath, Dan Marino, Lance Armstrong, Thurman Thomas, Clinton Portis, Muggsy Bogues, Jack Ham, Mike Wagner, Mel Blount, John Banaszak and Mark Schlereth.
The annual tournament is a major fundraising effort for Sheetz for the Kidz, which is a charitable organization operated by employees of Sheetz. Last year's tournament raised approximately $760,000 – helping Sheetz employees to purchase and wrap holiday gifts so that local children can celebrate with new clothes, toys and other basic needs. Last year, the charity made the holiday season brighter for approximately 8,800 children.
Since its creation in 1992, Sheetz for the Kidz has raised more than $22.9 million and brought smiles to the faces of more than 100,000 children in the communities surrounding Sheetz stores in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. Since 2005, Sheetz for the Kidz has also partnered with Make-A-Wish to sponsor more than 450 families (52 in 2016) of seriously-ill children so they can experience a weeklong dream vacation in Orlando, Florida.
About Sheetz for the Kidz
Sheetz for the Kidz is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c) (3) charity, independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children. The mission of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates. To date, the charity has raised more than $22.9 million and helped more than 100,000 children!
About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 17,500 employees and more than $5.6 billion in annual revenue. The company operates over 548 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).
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