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ShopRite donates more than $1.5M for local charities at the 2023 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer

Dozens of community-based organizations, including food banks and hospitals, received grants totaling $1.5 million during a luncheon hosted Friday by retailer-owned supermarket cooperative Wakefern Food Corp., as part of the annual ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer.

The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer brings the most talented women in professional golf to Seaview’s Bay Course in Galloway to compete this weekend. It’s also tournament tradition to bring together and recognize community champions who fight hunger, help families and invest in research for the treatment of life-altering diseases.

“Our annual luncheon is such a special part of the LPGA tradition, and we look forward each year to celebrating the organizations and advocates who help so many people,” said Karen Meleta, Chief Communications Officer for Wakefern, the logistics, distribution and merchandising arm for ShopRite stores.  “Our ShopRite and Wakefern team is so proud of our longstanding partnership with the LPGA tour. The ShopRite tournament has raised $40 million for charitable causes in communities where our stores operate and where we live and serve.”

Charitable and nonprofit organizations that received grants during Friday’s luncheon included, but were not limited to:

Cooperman St. Barnabas Medical Center Susan G. Komen Special Olympics New Jersey
Deborah Hospital Foundation Long Island Cares Food Bank Ronald McDonald of Southern NJ
Community FoodBank of New Jersey Embrace Kids Foundation Trinitas Hospital
Food Bank for NYC Maryland Food Bank Kessler Foundation

“ShopRite and Wakefern’s support and charitable contributions are critical in making this event so special and impactful,” said Jeremy Friedman, media director for the ShopRite LPGA Classic. “We could not be prouder to have them as our partner and title sponsor for one of the strongest events on the LPGA Tour.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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