BJ's Wholesale Club Announces Inaugural BJ's Charity Championship, Marquee Stop of The Legends Tour
Expanded tournament will benefit communities and families in need
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., March 1, 2017 -- BJ's Wholesale Club today announced the BJ's Charity Championship, a marquee stop on The Legends Tour. BJ's is expanding its annual charity golf Pro-Am Tournament, which has raised more than $20 million over the years. The funds go to the BJ's Charitable Foundation, which is committed to nourishing communities and helping families thrive.
"BJ's is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work, and I'm thrilled to build on this commitment with BJ's Charity Championship," said Lee Delaney, chief growth officer of BJ's Wholesale Club. "The tournament will be our biggest ever, and we're grateful for the support of our valued sponsors and supplier partners who continue to make a positive difference in our communities through the BJ's Charitable Foundation."
The BJ's Charity Championship is set for Thursday, September 7 in Plymouth, MA and Friday, September 8 in Sandwich, MA. The event will feature a Pro-Am Tournament on Thursday at Pinehills Golf Course and Plymouth Country Club followed by a Legends Tour team competition on Friday at The Ridge Club. The Legends Tour team event, showcasing the talents of LPGA Hall of Famers and veteran LPGA Tour stars, will be open to the public. Established in 1989, The Ridge Club is a premier private golf country club located in the oldest town on Cape Cod and was voted Best Private Club in 2014 by Cape Cod Magazine.
All proceeds from the tournament benefit the BJ's Charitable Foundation, which helps families meet essential needs, such as access to education, wellness and quality food.
"The Legends Tour is proud to partner with BJ's to showcase the talent of some of the greatest names in women's golf, while also helping communities and families in need," said Jane Blalock, chief executive officer of The Legends Tour. "We look forward to being a part of this year's BJ's Charity Championship and to helping make it the biggest and most successful tournament in its history."
Over the years, BJ's has donated more than 50 million pounds of food to help alleviate hunger, invested in more than 2,300 community organizations and helped deliver 13 million meals to neighbors in need. Through its partnership with Feeding America®, the BJ's Charitable Foundation has provided grants to help agencies along the east coast distribute fresh, nutritious food. Additionally, the foundation has positively impacted more than 250,000 students, providing them with classroom supplies necessary for success.
To learn more about the BJ's Charity Championship, visit http://www.bjs.com/golf.
About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 214 clubs and 130 BJ's Gas® locations in 15 states.
BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.
BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women's golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 16 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $14 million in prize money and helped raise over $19 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.
SOURCE BJ's Wholesale Club