Enmarket's Enrich Life Campaigns raise $320,000 for local charities in September
By: Carriage Trade PR
The Enmarket Charity Classic was held on Sept. 29 at The Landings Club- Deer Creek Course, the site of the Korn Ferry Tour's Savannah Golf Championship that took place later in the week. A full field of 144 players teed off in a shotgun start at the Deer Creek course. Top sponsors had the opportunity to play in the event's Skyway Capital Markets Pro-Am on Sept. 30 and to participate in a private player clinic with a professional from the Korn Ferry Tour, the PGA Tour's developmental Tour.
The event raised $150,000, which was divided among three local charities: $65,000 to the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, which serves families of fallen first responders; $65,000 to Make-a-Wish Georgia, which grants wishes of seriously ill children; and $20,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank.
"In these uncertain times, the generous support from Enmarket and the sponsors of the Enmarket Charity Classic help us bring hope to Savannah-area wish kids at a time they need it the most," said Meghan Lowe, Make-A-Wish Georgia SE Development Director. "With over 40 children locally waiting for their wishes to be granted, our commitment to bringing these wishes to life has never been stronger."
While the golf-related fundraisers were being held, Enmarket was also at the midpoint of its Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) fundraiser, where each store partners with its customers to raise money for the LLS Light the Night Campaign. Throughout the month-long event, Enmarket stores sell Light the Night paper icons for a dollar apiece to support the non-profit's mission to support research and help patients and their families who are affected by blood-related cancers. This year, the campaign has brought in $170,000 for the charity.
This is the eighth consecutive year that the entire chain has participated in the Light the Night campaign, raising over $800,000 during that time.
"The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is grateful for the longstanding partnership with Enmarket which not only raises critical funds to support cancer research and patient support, but also helps to raise awareness throughout GA, SC and NC. We thank each of their staff and customers for supporting LLS and providing hope to all blood cancer patients," says Jennie Brewster, the Campaign Development Director, Georgia/South Carolina Region at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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