Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to host the 7th Annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes. The event raised over $110,900 for MDA of Iowa, making it the best year for the golf tournament. Funds raised at this event will fund research and provide health care services and support for MDA families across the state.
“For over 25 years, Fareway has proudly supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the patients they serve,” said Frederick R. Greiner, Fareway President and Chief Operating Officer. “The annual golf classic is another way we, along with our generous vendor partners, provide necessary funding to help find a cure for these muscle-debilitating diseases.”
Fifty-five vendor retailers provided sponsorships and teams, making it a full tournament with 216 golfers. The event was presented by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group; other top sponsors included Tyson Fresh Meats, Wells Blue Bunny, Cylinder Express and Red Bull. A silent auction, awards and dinner presentation concluded the day.
“This event continues to grow each year and I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Fareway, their vendors and the support they show MDA.,” said Brette Dowson, Director of Business Development with MDA. “The funds raised at this event are crucial to local families here in Iowa and helps fund ground-breaking research, a state of the art Care Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and helps send kids to MDA Summer Camp where they make life-long friends and memories.”
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 118 store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors and suppliers. Visit Fareway.com for more information.