TYLER, Texas, Jan. 14, 2015 – Brookshire Grocery Co. today awarded Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas a $70,000 donation, which represents funds raised through the company’s 26th annual Benefit Golf Tournament hosted last April in Tyler.
The donation will be split equally between 14 Children’s Advocacy Centers in BGC’s operating areas throughout the state. Today’s donation brings the company’s total 2014 contributions to Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas to $111,000.
“The BGC Benefit Golf Tournament is one of our largest fundraising efforts, and it allows us to partner with our vendors and other business associates each year in support of a very worthy cause - helping children and their families,” said BGC President and CEO Rick Rayford. “We support the mission of our local Children’s Advocacy Centers and are pleased to be able to offer additional assistance to them through this donation.”
Proceeds from the tournament totaled more than $450,000 and was distributed to some 50-plus children’s charities and programs throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Approximately 600 golfers, including representatives from more than 200 vendor companies, competed at six golf courses.
Since its inception, the BGC Benefit Golf Tournament has raised more than $3.8 million.