PA – May 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Sheetz
for the Kidz will hold its 19th annual For the Kidz Golf Classic
on May 21-22 at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.
kick off on Sunday, May 21, with a silent auction, welcome reception, dinner
and a celebrity autograph session. This year’s celebrity guests are Joe
Namath, Dan Marino, Lance Armstrong, Thurman Thomas, Clinton Portis, Muggsy
Bogues, Jack Ham, Mike Wagner, Mel Blount, John Banaszak and Mark Schlereth.
annual tournament is a major fundraising effort for Sheetz for the Kidz,
which is a charitable organization operated by employees of Sheetz. Last
year’s tournament raised approximately $760,000 – helping Sheetz
employees to purchase and wrap holiday gifts so that local children can
celebrate with new clothes, toys and other basic needs. Last year, the
charity made the holiday season brighter for approximately 8,800 children.
its creation in 1992, Sheetz for the Kidz has raised more than $22.9 million
and brought smiles to the faces of more than 100,000 children in the communities
surrounding Sheetz stores in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West
Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. Since 2005, Sheetz for the Kidz has also partnered
with Make-A-Wish to sponsor more than 450 families (52 in 2016) of seriously-ill
children so they can experience a weeklong dream vacation in Orlando, Florida.
Sheetz for the Kidz
for the Kidz is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c) (3)
charity, independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created
in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children. The mission
of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children
in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates. To date, the charity
has raised more than $22.9 million and helped more than 100,000 children!
in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing
family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 17,500
employees and more than $5.6 billion in annual revenue. The company operates
over 548 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia,
Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu
of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen
order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies
to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces
for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable
careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more
information, visit www.Sheetz.com
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and Instagram (Instagram.com/Sheetz).