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Thanks to Our Sponsors for a Great Day of Golf!

Author: Wayne Altschul

Wayne AltschulJune 16, 2014

A message to the Alliance from...
Wayne Altschul
Vice President
IGA Exclusive Brands 

Last week you heard from me what a wonderful time we had at the 3rd Annual Golf Outing benefitting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). More than 100 retailers, wholesalers, Red Oval partners and vendors joined together in Chicago to spend the day golfing with the 13 wounded warriors in attendance, and then later at the dinner to hear more about how WWP's amazing programs helped those warriors and others like them get their lives back on track and heal their physical and metal wounds after war.

It was an event we won't soon forget—and neither will the warriors who attended—so today I'd like to thank the sponsors who made it all possible.

Each of the companies listed below sponsored our wounded warriors to play golf, prizes that we raffled off, golf holes on the course, or made direct dollar sponsorship donations. The important thing is that their sponsorship dollars enabled us to put on the event, and raise more than $20,000 for WWP in one day!

• Alliance Marketing
• Ampac
• Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
• Aramark
• Arcadia Farms, Inc.
• Ashgrove Marketing
• Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc.
• Bay Valley Foods
• Cameco, Inc.
• C.H. Guenther & Son
• The Coca-Cola Company
• Cott Beverages USA
• DG Graphics
• Flowers Foods
• Frozen Specialties Inc.
• Gel Spice Company
• Gilster-Mary Lee
• Global Tissue
• The J.M. Smucker Company
• Kraft Foods Group
• Laurel Grocery Company
• MOM Brands
• Mondelēz International
• Morgan Foods
• Mozaic Group
• Nielsen
• Ohio Grocers Association
• Presto Products
• Republic Plastics
• Schreiber Foods
• Seneca Foods
• United Sugars Corporation
• W. Lee Flowers & Co.
• Webstop
• Willard Bishop

So once again, our most heartfelt thanks goes out to each of these sponsorship companies for their generous donations, and to everyone who attended our 3rd Annual Golf Outing benefitting WWP last week. For those of you who couldn't make it, I urge you to take a second to look at the pictures on the Alliance site from this year, and if you haven't seen it yet, watch the video we made during our first event. Yes, it's a couple of years old now, but it's just as effective in showing you both how much fun we have together, and also how impactful the event is for everyone in attendance.

As you can plainly see, this outing provides an important way to personalize how we help through the IGA WWP Program.
This is a great cause, and we hope that we can count on all of you to be there next year in support of our nation's Wounded Warriors! Mark your calendars now to be in Chicago for the IGA WWP Golf Outing on Monday, June 8—again the same week as FMI. We'll see you there!

Wayne Altschul