GREEN BAY, Wis., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shopko Foundation is happy to announce that it raised nearly $1.3 million at its 2012 Golf Classic which was held on July 16. Over 400 golfers from around the country participated in the 33rd annual event which took place in Green Bay at Thornberry Creek Golf Course, Brown County Golf Course and Royal St. Patrick's Golf Links. Green Bay Packers Greg Jennings, John Kuhn and T.J. Lang played in the event and Jennings was also the featured speaker at a reception and dinner which was held in the Legends Club Room at Lambeau Field.
"Shopko views each community where we serve our customers as our 'hometown'," said Paul Jones, Shopko President, Chairman and CEO. "We are passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and educational opportunities for our neighbors in all the communities we serve. The record-breaking funds raised at this year's Golf Classic will go directly to support charitable groups and activities that are important to the people who live and work in the communities we are privileged to serve."
Over the past 32 years, The Shopko Foundation has proudly awarded grants totaling more than $25 million to a vast number of worthy causes and organizations in the communities where Shopko does business through its Community Charitable Grant, Teammate Community Service Grant, Green Bay Area Community Grant and Teammate and Family Scholarship programs. By the end of 2012, these programs will be extended to nearly 350 communities in 22 states as Shopko completes the process of converting more than 160 Pamida stores to its new Shopko Hometown format as part of a merger with Pamida that was finalized earlier this year.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates almost 350 stores in 22 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; and 25 Shopko Hometown locations, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. Shopko is in the process of converting over 160 recently-acquired stores and pharmacies to the Shopko Hometown brand. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.
About the Shopko Foundation
Founded in 2007, the Shopko Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes. To maximize its impact, the Foundation has a narrow focus on areas of giving that support the health of Shopko customers, teammates and communities. The Foundation also recognizes that education is fundamental to an individual's health and functionality in society. Funds support established non-profit organizations with a proven record of success in maintaining solid, critical programs or innovative new organizations and programs supported by established non-profits or successful leadership. The Foundation issues grants to support organizations or programs that help citizens of all ages maintain or improve their physical health and help students succeed in school and become self-sufficient adults. For more information, visit www.shopko.com/foundation.
SOURCE Shopko Foundation