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ShopRite Reveals 1.5M-Dollar Donation to Local Charities at the 2021 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer; Karen Meleta and Tim Erensen Share

ShopRite Reveals 1.5M-Dollar Donation to Local Charities at the 2021 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer; Karen Meleta and Tim Erensen Share


KEASBEY, NJ
Thursday, October 7th, 2021

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed our industry has in common, it is charitable fundraising. ShopRite is continuing to do its part in the betterment of our communities as it recently announced a major donation. Recently, the retailer donated more than $1.5 million in grants and donations during the annual ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer on Friday.

Karen Meleta, Chief Communications Officer, Wakefern Food Corp.“The ShopRite LPGA Classic brings everyone together to support incredible organizations that battle hunger, help children and families, and invest in new research for the treatment of life-altering diseases,” said Wakefern’s Chief Communications Officer, Karen Meleta. “The entire ShopRite and Wakefern team could not be more proud of our long-standing partnership with the LPGA tour that has raised $37 million for charitable causes that are improving lives as a result of the championship.”

Since 1992, the company has invested over $37 million into area hospitals, food banks, and education and youth programs. The annual ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer brings the most talented women in professional golf to the classic Bay Course at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel in Galloway, New Jersey, while also bringing together organizations that serve people in need, a press release explained.

ShopRite donated more than $1.5 million in grants and donations during its annual ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, contributing to over $37 million total invested into area hospitals, food banks, and education and youth programs

For almost three decades, golf fans have gathered at the Atlantic County and the Jersey Shore to watch the top female golfers in the world compete on the famed course. The tournament, while hosting some of the strongest golfers, creates more than $19 million in new economic activity in the region.

Tim Erensen, Managing Partner, Outlyr (Photo credit: Naples Daily News)“ShopRite’s commitment is critical to the ongoing success of the tournament,” said Tim Erensen, Managing Partner at Outlyr, which owns and operates the event. “Their support and charitable contributions are unmatched on Tour, and we could not be prouder to have them as our partner and title sponsor in one of the strongest events on the LPGA Tour.”

Some of the charitable and nonprofit organizations that were granted funds include:

  • Alzheimer's New Jersey
  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
  • AtlantiCare Foundation
  • Goodwill Delaware & Delaware County
  • Embrace Kids Foundation
  • Special Olympics New Jersey
  • Ronald Mcdonald of Southern NJ
  • Val Skinner Foundation
  • Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Putting on the wide green field for a good cause? Now that’s a win-win. Keep an eye on Deli Market News as retailers continue to make their mark.

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