BJ's Wholesale Club Announces P&G as Presenting Sponsor for Inaugural BJ's Charity Championship
P&G's commitment will support the BJ's Charitable Foundation and its mission to nourish communities and help families thrive
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., June 6, 2017 -- BJ's Wholesale Club today announced P&G as the presenting sponsor for the BJ's Charity Championship, a marquee stop on The Legends Tour, Official Senior Tour of the LPGA.
"We are extremely grateful for P&G's ongoing support of the BJ's Charity Championship as the presenting sponsor," said Kirk Saville, executive director of the BJ's Charitable Foundation. "As a result of P&G's generous commitment, even more families will have help meeting essential needs, such as education, wellness and quality food, through the BJ's Charitable Foundation."
P&G and its brands have been dedicated supporters of BJ's annual charity golf Pro-Am Tournament since its founding in 2000. This year, BJ's is expanding its annual 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.
"P&G is proud to give back to the communities where we live and work, so we are delighted to be involved in this program and the broad impact it has on the health and well-being of our community," said Brad Kho, P&G's Sales Director for BJ's.
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.
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 215 clubs and 132 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 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 Procter & Gamble
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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