7th Annual Parker’s Golf Tournament Raises Over $116,000
7th Annual Parker’s Fueling the Community Golf Tournament Raises Over $116,000 to Support Education & Healthcare
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The 7th Annual Parker’s Fueling the Community Golf Tournament teed off on October 22 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raising more than $116,000 to benefit education, healthcare and other important causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
The 7th Annual Parker’s Fueling the Community Golf Tournament, which recently teed off at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised more than $116,000 to benefit education, healthcare and other causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
Through the Fueling the Community charitable giving program, Parker’s donates one cent from the sale of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month at all Parker’s location to schools across Georgia and South Carolina. The company also generously endows the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga.
The 2019 Parker’s Fueling the Community Golf Tournament attracted 150 players from across the region, including a number of vendors, suppliers and supporters. A popular raffle included a wide range of prizes, from golf clubs to electric guitars. Tournament proceeds directly benefit Georgia and South Carolina communities where Parker’s operates retail stores.
“We are deeply grateful to all the sponsors and the players at the 2019 Fueling the Community Golf Tournament,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “It means to much to all of us at Parker’s to see so many people supporting our ongoing commitment to giving back to every community where we do business.”
The Freeland and Kauffman team – which included Jonathan Hardee, Jason Donahue, Kim Kauffman and Todd Simmons – earned top honors at the charity golf tournament, winning four passes to Disney World. The Wilson team won second place, and the Petroleum Transport Company team took third place.
Rob Campbell won the Longest Drive Contest and Brandon Rollins won the Closest to the Hole Contest. The scramble-format event also featured a catered Parker’s Kitchen lunch, live music and an awards ceremony.
Founded in 1976, Parker’s Kitchen has earned accolades for its Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, award-winning Fueling the Community charitable initiative, innovative mobile app and acclaimed Parker’s Rewards program, which has saved customers more than $10 million since its inception. Honored as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year by Convenience Store News, Parker’s Kitchen is one of the nation’s most respected convenience store brands.
With 62 retail stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina and a major expansion into the Charleston, S.C. market currently underway, Parker’s Kitchen is well on its way to becoming a billion-dollar company. The company has enjoyed 20 to 24 percent annual growth for the past 19 years and was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in America for the fifth time. Parker’s Kitchen employs more than 1,000 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.