For 25 years, the Brookshire’s Benefit Golf Tournament has united company leaders, vendor- partners and business associates to help raise money for charities and programs benefiting children.
This year’s tournament was held April 29 and raised $400,000 for more than 50 children’s charities, including March of Dimes, Children’s Miracle Network, Champions for Children, Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Village, Children’s Advocacy Centers and more.
More than 500 golfers, including representatives from some 200 retail vendors, participated simultaneously at five courses in Brookshire Grocery Co.’s headquarters area in Tyler, Texas—Cascades, Hollytree, Eagle’s Bluff, Willow Brook and Garden Valley country clubs. The tournament concluded with an awards dinner and silent auction.
“This tournament is one of our largest donation efforts, and allows us to partner with our vendors and other business associates each year in support of a very worthy cause—helping children and their families,” said BGC President and CEO Rick Rayford. “This year’s record-breaking donation of $400,000 further proves our company’s and our vendor-partners’ commitment to serving those in need in our communities.”
Since its inception, the Brookshire’s Benefit Golf Tournament has raised more than $3 million for nonprofit organizations in areas where BGC operates stores.
In the feature photo at top: BGC’s President and CEO Rick Rayford (center) with representatives of several children’s organizations at the awards dinner, where a $400,000 check was presented.