NEWS RELEASE (September 3, 2020) – Fareway Stores, Inc. partnered once again with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to host the 10th Annual Fareway MDA Golf Classic at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes. The event raised a record-setting $167,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Funds raised at this event will fund research and provide health care services and support for more than 1,700 MDA families across the state of Iowa.
“We are proud to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association through this annual event that’s raised over $850,000 over the last ten years,” said Reynolds W. Cramer, Fareway President and CEO. “We want to thank our generous partners, who continue to support us in our efforts to further MDA’s life-saving mission.”
Forty-five vendor partners provided sponsorships and teams, making it a full tournament once again. For the tenth year in a row, the event was presented by Keurig Dr. Pepper; other top sponsors included American Foods Group, Blue Bunny, Cylinder Express, Dean Snyder Construction, EJ Gallo Winery, Greater Omaha, Kemps, PepsiCo, Sanderson Farms, Sazerac, Tyson, Webster City Custom Meats, and Wells Fargo Advisors.
“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. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted our fundraising events across the country this year. Despite the challenges though, Fareway and their vendor partners persevered to put on a safe and successful golf outing to raise desperately needed funds, and we are incredibly appreciative” said MDA Development Director, Brette Puhl.
In 2020 Fareway employees, customers and vendors raised over $415,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through various fundraising efforts including the golf event.
MDA is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to approved, life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. We support the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best-in-class care at more than 150 of the nation's top medical institutions, and each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at MDA Summer Camp and through recreational programs. For more information visit mda.org.