BJ’s Wholesale Club Announces Third Annual BJ’s Charity Championship Presented by P&G, a Marquee Stop of The Legends Tour
P&G’s commitment benefits the BJ’s Charitable Foundation and its mission to nourish communities and help families thrive
BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ) today announced the third annual BJ’s Charity Championship presented by P&G. The tournament is a marquee stop of The Legends Tour, Official Senior Tour of the LPGA. Tournament proceeds benefit the BJ’s Charitable Foundation, which is committed to nourishing communities and helping families thrive.
“P&G and its brands have been devoted supporters of BJ’s annual charity golf tournament since its beginning, and we’re grateful for their ongoing support,” said Kirk Saville, executive director of the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “Together, with P&G’s support, we’ll be able to help provide access to fresh, nutritious meals, education and wellness to even more of our neighbors in need.”
The BJ’s Charity Championship presented by P&G will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Plymouth, Mass. and Friday, September 6, 2019 in Sandwich, Mass. The event will feature the BJ’s Charity Championship 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 will be open to the public and will showcase the talents of LPGA Hall of Famers and veteran LPGA Tour stars.
“P&G is thrilled to support the BJ’s Charitable Foundation and help increase access to basic essentials,” said Steve Ding, director of the BJ’s Wholesale Club team at P&G. “P&G is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community and we look forward to partnering with BJ’s to build on the continued success of the BJ’s Charity Championship.”
Over the years, BJ's has donated more than 88 million pounds of fresh food to Feeding America® member food banks through its Feeding Communities® program. In turn, the program has helped distribute over 73 million meals to help alleviate hunger in local communities in the Eastern United States. 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 and support Hunger-Free Summer Programs.
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 217 clubs and 138 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 states.
The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BJ).
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA, providing competitive opportunities for female golfers, professional and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by 25 veteran LPGA Tour professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour now has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour members have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 18 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $17 million in prize money and helped raise nearly $24 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted nearly 100 charity golf events and professional tournaments nationwide in multiple states and overseas in Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.