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Rite Aid Foundation Golf Classic Expected To Raise Nearly $2 Million For Charity

Peter Thompson of Colgate-Palmolive tees off from the 18th hole of Cascata Golf Course

Peter Thompson of Colgate-Palmolive tees off from the 18th hole of Cascata Golf Course

More than 650 suppliers and Rite Aid associates took to the links for the 11th annual Rite Aid Foundation Charity Golf Classic, which is on target to raise nearly $2 million to support the foundation’s mission to improve health and wellness for individuals in communities Rite Aid serves.
The Las Vegas event has grown each year and participants say they are proud to be associated with such an outstanding fund-raising event.

“We’ve been here every year since the inception,” says Peter Thompson, director of customer and industry development for Colgate-Palmolive. “We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to support this wonderful Foundation that allows Rite Aid to do the right things in the communities in which they serve their patients. It’s all about health and wellness.”

Rite Aid President and CEO John Standley says The Rite Aid Foundation plays a leading role in the company’s commitment to supporting the communities it serves.
“One of the key ways that we showcase our commitment is through the Rite Aid Foundation, our very own non-profit organization that funds programs that focus on health and wellness,” says Standley.

The carts get lined up and ready to go at Cascata Golf Course

The carts get lined up and ready to go at Cascata Golf Course

The Rite Aid Foundation has donated more than $13 million to non-profit organizations in over 575 communities since its inception in 2001. Last year alone, the Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $1.7 million.

Burt Wittenberg, account manager for Color Spot Nurseries, knows just how important those funds are in supporting health and wellness services. He remembers how much the Foundation helped as his granddaughter struggled with cerebral palsy for many years.

“The Rite Aid Foundation provided money for them to upgrade the Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital where my granddaughter was a patient. I’m deeply grateful to The Rite Aid Foundation,” he says. The Rite Aid Foundation Manager Gayle Rife says that, thanks to the support of the supplier community, The Foundation can continue to help hundreds of charitable organizations.

“I’d like to thank our supplier partners for providing unprecedented support to our charity golf classic, which is expected to raise more money this year than in any previous year,” says Rife. “Their unyielding support allows us the opportunity to team with local charities to make a positive impact on the communities we serve.”