Superior Grocers, one of Southern California’s largest independent supermarket chains, raised more than $600,000 through its annual Golf Tournament held Oct. 29 at the JW Marriott Resort in Palm Desert. Funds have been donated to various schools and non-profit organizations in Southern California communities.
In 2011, the Superior Foundation has awarded scholarships to more than 20 schools and non-profit organizations. Schools were selected based on needs assessment and the selection process was also coordinated with various government agencies. The foundation cooperated with Los Angeles County offices, Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles City Council and many other city officials throughout Southern California communities.
L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina, as a participant in selecting some schools, said, “I’m tremendously encouraged with the kind of contribution Superior Grocers is making in the community on various levels…we are impressed when it happens in our community and we know it goes to very deserving organizations.”
This annual fundraiser is well supported by Superior Grocers’ sponsors.
“We are very proud and appreciative of our sponsors and their continued participation,” said Mimi Song, president and CEO of Superior Grocers. “Every year for the last 14 years, we have been able to provide scholarships to many schools in our communities. This event is all about serving our Southern California communities and supporting children’s educational programs.”
One of the keynote speakers at the event, Dr. Lisa Romero, principal of Fontana High School, was honored to be one of the recipients.
“I think especially in this time of a budget shortage, it is really critical that we have partners in the business community. We were lucky enough to get this terrific generous contribution. We need technology in the classroom…to really bring us up to 21st century standards and enhanced learning for all the kids.”
Superior Foundation has been able to donate more than $2.1 million dollars to over 270 schools and non-profit organizations in Southern California communities over the past 14 years.