GREEN BAY, Wis., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 21, the Shopko Foundation hosted the 35th annual Shopko Golf Classic presented by American Greetings, Procter & Gamble, and Gildan, raising nearly $1.7 million for charity. Over 400 Shopko vendors and business partners from around the country participated in the 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 John Kuhn, Mike Daniels and Mason Crosby played in the event and Daniels was also the featured speaker at a reception and dinner, which was held in the Atrium at Lambeau Field.
"Shopko views each community where we serve our customers as our 'hometown'," said Peter McMahon, Shopko CEO. "We are passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and educational opportunities in all the communities we do business. The funds raised at this year's Golf Classic will support charitable causes that are so important to the residents of our communities."
Through the generous support of its vendors and business partners, Shopko and Shopko Foundation have raised more than $30 million to support 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.
"We are grateful to our sponsors for their support of the Golf Classic," said McMahon. "Their generosity and enthusiasm of our golf outing speak volumes about the high regard they have for the Shopko Foundation and the communities we are privileged to serve."
Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates 321 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 133 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; 6 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 177 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.
About the Shopko Foundation
Founded in 2004, 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.