More than 400 Shopko vendors and business partners from around the country, as well as current and retired Green Bay Packers, Jeff Janis, Jayrone Elliott and Leroy Butler, participated in the event, which took place in Green Bay at Thornberry Creek at Oneida Golf Course, Brown County Golf Course and Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links. Jedd Bradley, Community Resource Officer with the De Pere Police Department, and Lia Haile, founder of Hopeful Hearts Club, were the featured speakers at a reception held in the Atrium at Lambeau Field.
“What counts is making a true difference and strengthening our communities,” said Michelle Hansen, manager of Shopko Foundation. “The funds raised at this year’s Golf Classic will support local charitable groups and programs that matter to the people who live and work in every community we serve.”
Through the generous support of its vendors and business partners, Shopko and the Shopko Foundation have raised nearly $34 million to support a vast number of worthy causes and organizations in Shopko communities through its Community Charitable Grant, Teammate Charitable Service Challenge, Green Bay Area Community Grant and Teammate and Family Scholarship programs.
“We are grateful to our sponsors for their support of the Golf Classic,” said Hansen. “Their generosity and enthusiasm of our golf outing speak volumes of the high regard they have for the Shopko Foundation and the numerous organizations we support.”
Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates 381 stores in 26 states throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 127 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 5 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 244 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.
About the Shopko Foundation
Founded in 2004 the Shopko Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes. To maximize its impact, the Foundation has a narrow focus on areas of giving that support the health of Shopko customers, teammates and communities. The Foundation also recognizes that education is fundamental to an individual’s health and functionality in society. Funds support established non-profit organizations with a proven record of success in maintaining solid, critical programs or innovative new organizations and programs supported by established non-profits or successful leadership. The Foundation issues grants to support organizations or programs that help citizens of all ages maintain or improve their physical health and help students succeed in school and become self-sufficient adults. For more information, visit www.shopko.com/foundation.
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