Rite Aid, Supplier Partners Raise More than $2.5 Million for The Rite Aid Foundation
For the 15th consecutive year, Rite Aid supplier partners joined company leaders in Las Vegas to participate in The Rite Aid Foundation Charity Golf Classic—a long-standing tradition that helps fund The Foundation’s efforts to improve the health and wellness of our communities.
Thanks to the participation of more than 190 Rite Aid supplier partners, including 32 first-time participants and 31 Eagle sponsors, this year’s golf classic raised more than $2.5 million to support the Foundation’s charitable efforts. This includes the highly successful KidCents program, which allows customers to “round-up” their Rite Aid purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the change to kid-focused organizations.
Through KidCents, the Foundation supports programs like animal-assisted therapy for children with disabilities; summer camps for kids with special needs; after-school health and fitness programs for at-risk youth as well as support services to children who are victims of abuse or neglect.
“Our annual Rite Aid Foundation Golf Classic was once again a huge success,” said CEO of Rite Aid Stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale, who is also president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “This success wouldn’t be possible without the support of our supplier partners, and we thank them for helping The Rite Aid Foundation make a meaningful difference in the communities we serve.”
The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program also supports Folds of Honor, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the children fallen or disabled veterans. These scholarships make a huge difference in the lives of families that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
At the golf classic’s evening banquet, Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor founder, addressed Rite Aid leaders and supplier partners to thank them for their support.
The Foundation first recognized Folds of Honor as a national strategic partner during last year’s Golf Classic, with a $1.3 million donation that funded educational scholarships for 274 students in the communities Rite Aid serves.
The evening banquet featured another highlight as Martindale was named the first-ever recipient of the Rite Aid Chairman’s Award, which was presented by Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley. The prestigious award was presented in honor of Martindale’s passionate leadership of The Rite Aid Foundation and his efforts to improve the lives of children in the communities we serve.
“In August 2012, Ken assumed the role of president of The Rite Aid Foundation and it didn’t take him long to make a tremendous impact,” Standley said. “Thanks to his talent and leadership, The Rite Aid Foundation is supporting our communities in ways we could never have imagined just a few years ago. His dedication to being a caring neighbor is a true inspiration for us all.”