Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to host the 8th Annual MDA Fareway Golf Classic at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes. The event raised over $148,000 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.
“Fareway has proudly supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the patients they serve, for more than 25 years” said Reynolds W. Cramer, Fareway President and CEO. “The annual golf classic is another way we, in partnership with our generous vendor partners, provide necessary funding to help find a cure for these muscle-debilitating diseases.”
Fifty-four vendor retailers provided sponsorships and teams, making it a full tournament with 216 golfers. The event was presented by the Keurig Dr. Pepper Group; other top sponsors included Cylinder Express, PepsiCo, Sanderson Farms, Tyson Fresh Meats and Wells Blue Bunny. The day also included a special presentation for retired Fareway President, Fred Greiner, who was presented with the MDA Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of service to the organization. A silent auction, awards and dinner presentation concluded the day.
“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 life-long friends and memories,” said MDA Development Director, Brette Dowson.
In 2018 Fareway employees, customers and vendors raised over $434,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, surpassing last year’s total by more than $100,000.
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.
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