FAREWAY STORES, INC. HELPS FAMILIES LIVING WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE
LIVE LONGER, GROW STRONGER
Seventh Annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic Raises More Than $110,000
for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa
NEWS RELEASE (Des Moines) – Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular
Dystrophy Association (MDA) to host the 7th Annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic at
Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes. The event raised over $110,900 for MDA of Iowa, making it
the best year for the golf tournament. Funds raised at this event will fund research and provide
health care services and support for MDA families across the state.
“For over 25 years, Fareway has proudly supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the
patients they serve,” said Frederick R. Greiner, Fareway President and Chief Operating Officer.
“The annual golf classic is another way we, along with our generous vendor partners, provide
necessary funding to help find a cure for these muscle-debilitating diseases.”
Fifty-five vendor retailers provided sponsorships and teams, making it a full tournament with 216
golfers. The event was presented by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group; other top sponsors included
Tyson Fresh Meats, Wells Blue Bunny, Cylinder Express and Red Bull. A silent auction, awards
and dinner presentation concluded the day.
“This event continues to grow each year and I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Fareway,
their vendors and the support they show MDA.,” said Brette Dowson, Director of Business
Development with MDA. “The funds raised at this event are crucial to local families here in Iowa
and helps fund ground-breaking research, a state of the art Care Center at the University of
Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and helps send kids to MDA Summer Camp where they make lifelong
friends and memories.”
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm
of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical
strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live
longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for
individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns
across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 118 store
locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values
in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness and honesty in relationships with
customers, employees, vendors and suppliers. Visit Fareway.com for more information.