Approximately $500,000 was raised Monday through the 27th annual Brookshire’s Benefit Golf Tournament. The funds will be distributed among more than 100 children’s charities throughout Brookshire Grocery Co.’s (BGC) three-state market area.
More than 660 golfers—comprised of BGC leaders, representatives from more than 230 vendor companies and other business associates—competed at six golf courses throughout the Tyler, Texas, area, including The Cascades, Eagles Bluff, Garden Valley, Hollytree, Willow Brook and Pine Dunes country clubs.
At an appreciation dinner following the tournament, BGC President and CEO Rick Rayford presented a check to representatives from several of the nonprofits that will receive the proceeds. Benefiting organizations include Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and Children’s Advocacy Centers, as well as programs for after school, hunger relief, education and health/wellbeing.
“This year’s golf tournament raised an unprecedented amount of money for our worthy organizations, and we could not be more pleased with the results,” said Rayford. “We would not be able to host a fundraiser of this magnitude without the support of our vendor partners and associates, and we truly appreciate their commitment to helping us give back to children and their families in need in our communities.”
This year’s record-breaking donation brings the total funds raised to more than $4 million since the tournament’s inception in 1988.
BGC operates 151 stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas and has three distribution centers and five manufacturing facilities.