Press Release

BJ's Wholesale Club Partners with Network of Executive Women

Partnership brings Golf 101 Clinic to the BJ's Charity Championship

June 27, 2017 10:25 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., June 27, 2017 -- BJ's Wholesale Club today announced the addition of the Golf 101 Clinic presented by the Network of Executive Women (NEW) at the 2017 BJ's Charity Championship.

Golf can be a positive tool in building business relationships and helping advance careers. The Golf 101 Clinic will help build networking and professional skills in a fun setting. The clinic offers beginning and curious golfers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals or improve their game with LPGA and PGA Certified Teaching Professionals. NEW will provide attendees, both women and men, with the opportunity to meet and network with peers and BJ's executives.

"We are thrilled to bring this opportunity to sponsors of the BJ's Charity Championship," said Carol Stone, senior vice president, human resources at BJ's Wholesale Club. "Networking is a skill, and one that is practiced daily on the golf course. Golf presents an opportunity for all ages and genders, and as in business, promotes continuous learning and improvement. With the help of NEW, we are excited to host a clinic that will allow participants to improve their game while learning great networking tips and career advice."

The Golf 101 Clinic, presented by the Network of Executive Women, exemplifies BJ's support of NEW and its mission to advance women, grow business and transform the retail and consumer goods workplace. BJ's is committed to encouraging and supporting women's leadership and values diversity in the workplace.

"We are delighted to present this golf clinic with our friends at BJ's," said Sarah Alter, NEW president and CEO. "Golf has long represented a networking opportunity for men in our industry, so it makes sense for more women to access this networking opportunity, too. Besides, it's a lot of fun, and this event will benefit an excellent cause."

The BJ's Charity Championship, a marquee stop of The Legends Tour, 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.

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.

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BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

About NEW
Founded in 2001, the Network of Executive Women, Retail, Consumer Goods and Services, represents more than 100 corporate partners, 950 companies, 10,000 members and 20 regions in the U.S. and Canada. NEW's mission is to advance women's leadership, build business and transform the industry to create a better industry workplace for all. For more information about NEW and its national and regional learning programs, events, content and best practices, visit
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