Past Heisman Trophy Winner, Super Bowl MVP Headlines CGAEF Golf Event

Desmond Howard

The California Grocers Association Educational Foundation (CGAEF) hosted its annual industry golf tournament Wednesday at Twin Palms golf course in City of Industry.

Shiloh London
Shiloh London, executive director of the CGAEF, announces the winners of the raffle and silent auction. All proceeds go to support education.

Desmond Howard, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Michigan, was the special guest. Howard also was the Super Bowl XXXI Green Bay Packers MVP in 1997 after he returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown (still a Super Bowl record). It was an electrifying play, so deflating to the Patriots that the team couldn’t rally. The Packers went on to win the Super Bowl, 35-21, in the New Orleans Superdome.

That story of victory was among several that Howard shared about his colorful career. His appearance at the CGAEF golf event was sponsored by Kellogg’s.

Ed Helper
Ed Hepler of Hain-Celestial and Headlite (president) of the Illuminators, explains the benefits of becoming an Illuminator—it both helps your career and expands your networking potential, he says.


Breakfast with Desmond Howard
Golfers were treated to a presentation by Desmond Howard at the Illuminator-sponsored breakfast.
Jim VAn Gorkom
Jim Van Gorkom of NuCal Foods and president of the CGAEF, thanks everyone for their support.


Desmond Howard and retailers
Howard signs autographs for retailers in attendance.

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