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Stater Bros. Charities Jack H. Brown Heroes Challenge Golf Tournament Raises $1 Million for Charities
Stater Bros. Charities proudly announced that the 16th Annual Stater Bros. Charities Jack H. Brown Heroes Challenge raised a record $1 Million for charities on Sunday at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA.
The event hosted 350 sponsors and special guests, including seven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and 11 professional golfers including honorary tournament host Chairman Dave Stockton, Lee Trevino, Gary McCord, Donna Caponi-Byrnes, Brittany Lang and others.
On Sunday night at the Heroes Challenge Awards Banquet, Stater Bros. Charities awarded a total of $310,000 to local non-profit organizations that are making a positive impact through their community initiatives in Southern California. These organizations included the Congressional Medal of Honor Society ($50,000), Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center ($50,000), Children’s Fund ($50,000), FIND Food Bank ($50,000), Shoes That Fit ($50,000), C4 Foundation ($50,000) and Hunter Lopez Memorial Foundation ($10,000).
The events culminated on Monday with the Heroes Challenge Golf Tournament which was played at the 36-hole Indian Wells Golf Resort. The fun day of golf allowed Stater Bros. teammates and the event's generous corporate sponsors to rub elbows with professional golfers while doing good for communities.
"It's because of our generous sponsors and the time given by our Medal of Honor recipients and professional golfers that Stater Bros. Charities can fund the important work of nonprofits throughout Southern California," said Stater Bros. Charities Chairman and President Nancy Negrette. "While our participants get an opportunity to come together to enjoy a single day of golf and each other's company, their generosity enables us to help the people in our communities every day of the year."
Named after Stater Bros.' late Executive Chairman, the Jack H. Brown Heroes Challenge Golf Tournament celebrates Brown’s legacy of honoring those who served and continue to serve our country, in addition to his generous support of the communities served by Stater Bros. Markets.
To honor those who serve our country, the event hosted seven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. The recipients in attendance were Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Patrick H. Brady, Salvatore A. Giunta, Robert J. Modrzejewski, Robert M. Patterson, Clinton L. Romesha, and James A. Taylor.
In addition to the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, 11 professional golfers attended to support Stater Bros. Charities Jack H. Brown Heroes Challenge. The professionals included former U.S. Ryder Cup Captain and host Dave Stockton, World Golf Hall of Fame inductees Lee Trevino and Donna Caponi-Byrnes, Gary McCord, Brittany Lang, Don Pooley, Dave Stockton Jr., Ron Stockton, Jin Park, Dan Boever, and local star Charlie Reiter.
The Stater Bros. Charities Jack H. Brown Heroes Challenge is produced by Jeff Sanders Entertainment, Inc.
About Stater Bros. Charities:
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. teammates live and work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has invested over $35 million in countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, veterans and active service members, and pet well-being. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Markets Team.
About Dave Stockton, Honorary Tournament Chairman
Stockton’s resume in golf makes him one of the most accomplished PGA Tour Professionals in history, and his status as a local hero makes him the ideal Honorary Tournament Chairman for the Stater Bros. Charities Jack H. Brown Heroes Challenge. Stockton turned professional in 1964 accruing 25 wins in over 40 years on Tour including 5 majors. He also achieved victory as captain of the 1991 Ryder Cup Team at Kiawah. Most recently, Dave became the 2012 Recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service Award, the PGA’s highest annual honor. In October of 2010, Dave Stockton was inducted into the Southern California Golf Association Hall of Fame. Stockton has recently gained attention as a short game guru along with sons Ron and Dave Stockton Jr. He has worked with notable players such as Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Francesco Molinari, Annika Sorenstam, Suzann Petterson, Stewart Cink and many others.
About Jeff Sanders Entertainment, Inc.:
JSE has assembled one of the most experienced teams in the golf event industry when it comes to selling, marketing and producing golf and live music events with a proven track record of financial success. Members of the JSE team bring over 150 combined years of experience in the golf industry producing hundreds of events including PGA TOUR golf tournaments, multi-night concert series and corporate and charity golf outings. Members of the JSE team are well known and acknowledged by the PGA TOUR for producing best-in-class events. For more information about Jeff Sanders Entertainment, Inc. please visit www.jeffsandersentertainment.com.