The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation (AGEF) held its 25th Annual Spring Golf Outing April 6 at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. This tournament included two flights and raised money for AGEF, which funds scholarships to employees and children of employees of Alabama Grocers Association companies. To date, AGEF has awarded more than a million dollars thanks to “the tremendous support of our members at golf tournaments such as this one,” the organization said.
The winners of the golf tournament are:
Morning First Place Team: The Lighting Specialties sponsored team—David Toner, Brian Castillo, Nate Stephens and Patrick Jackson.
Morning Second Place Team: Ron Murphy, Ken Rush, Courtney Rochell and Todd Butler, Barber’s Dairy.
Morning Third Place Team: Vernon Price, Supervalu; Jay Holloway, Hometown Market; and David Wright and Ron McClellan, Food Outlet.
Morning Closest to the Pin: John Gross, Mrs. Stratton’s Salads.
Morning Longest Drive: Jon Bolle, Federated Insurance.
Afternoon First Place Team: Phillip Davis, John Bryant, Jacob Sim and Ken Herron, A&R Supermarkets.
Afternoon Second Place Team: Don Minor, Bevco Beverages; Greg Wilson, Advantage Solutions; and Scott O’Brien, Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Co.
Afternoon Third Place Team: Wayne McKnight, Chris Turner, Brad Flinn and Ken Edison, Buffalo Rock Co.
Afternoon Closest to the Pin: Ken Herron, A&R Supermarkets.
Afternoon Longest Drive: Andy Byars, Byars | Wright.
“The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation Golf Outings would not be as successful without the many companies that sponsored this event and contributed their goods,” the organization said.
The 2017 Presenting Sponsor was Bimbo Bakeries. Additional sponsors of the tournament included 5-hour Energy, A&R Supermarkets, Advantage Solutions/Palermo’s, Associated Grocers of the South, Associated Wholesale Grocers Gulf Division, Associated Wholesale Grocers Nashville Division, Barber’s Dairy, Bevco Beverages, Buffalo Rock/Pepsi, Bunzl Distribution/Pactiv, Byars | Wright, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United Inc., Dutch Farms, EDLINCO, Federated Insurance, Flowers Baking Co., Frito-Lay, Golden Flake Snack Foods, Lighting Specialists Inc., Merrill Lynch, Mission Foods, Mitchell Grocery Corp., Mrs. Stratton’s Salads, Peake & Associates, Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Co., Publix Super Markets Charities Inc., R.L. Zeigler, Red Diamond, Snyder’s-Lance, Supervalu, The Hershey Co., Tyson, United-Johnson Bros. of Alabama and Wells Enterprises.
The next AGEF fundraiser will be a silent auction at the AGA Convention, July 24-26, 2017, at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida.