(BOISE, ID – September 18, 2011) – With the culmination of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft today, Executive Director Jeff Sanders is happy to announce that once again this year, the tournament will provide over one million dollars in charitable contributions. The total amount that will go to charity this year is $1,076,000.
Mike Clawson, President of Albertsons Intermountain West Division said, “In this economy, we are thrilled to be able to provide over one million dollars to charity once again. Thank you to all in the Boise community for making it possible – and to Hillshire Brands and all of the local charities for their hard work in selling tournament tickets as part of the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. This year’s TICKETS Fore CHARITY program generated over $725,000 for Boise charities. Our vendor partners, local sponsors, media partners, loyal volunteers and golf fans all played key roles in delivering this phenomenal result for charity, and we are grateful to all of them.”
The $1,076,000 provided this year brings the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft to nearly 13 million dollars in charitable contributions in its 22-year history. This ranks the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft number one on the Nationwide Tour in charitable contributions.
The charity announcement was made alongside the crowning of this year’s champion on the 18th green at Hillcrest Country Club Sunday afternoon. The winner of this year’s tournament was rookie Jason Kokrak, who finished with a score of 18-under par, and won $130,500. This win vaulted Kokrak to number 13 on the money list and all but guaranteed him a spot on the PGA TOUR for 2012.
ABOUT SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $37 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,290 stores composed of 1,107 traditional retail stores, including 801 in-store pharmacies; 1,283 hard-discount stores, of which 907 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,900 independent stores serviced primarily by the company’s traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 140,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com
ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE TOUR
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, two out of three PGA TOUR members are Nationwide Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 316 PGA TOUR titles, including 14 majors and four PLAYERS Championships. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards will be at stake over the course of 26 events in 2011. Nationwide Insurance is the Tour’s umbrella sponsor through 2012. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.6 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter and Facebook.
ABOUT JEFF SANDERS PROMOTIONS, INC
Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc. (JSP) is a national leader in the golf event management industry. Founded in 1989 by former University of Oregon All-American golfer and PGA TOUR member Jeff Sanders and based in Portland, Ore., JSP has produced more than 200 events across the country that have been responsible for generating more than $60 million for non-profit organizations. JSP has produced the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft since 1990. For more information, please visit www.jspgolf.com.
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