LPGA Legends Patti Rizzo and Michele Redman won the inaugural BJ's Charity team event in 2017.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BJ's Wholesale Club today announced the second annual BJ's Charity Championship presented by P&G. The tournament is a marquee stop of The Legends Tour, Official Senior Tour of the LPGA. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the BJ's Charitable Foundation, which nourishes communities and helps families thrive.
"We're extremely thankful for P&G's ongoing support of BJ's Charity Championship, and we look forward to building on the success of last year's event," said Kirk Saville, executive director of the BJ's Charitable Foundation. "Even more families will have access to essential needs, such as education, wellness and fresh, nutritious food, because of the generosity of P&G and our valued sponsors and suppliers."
The BJ's Charity Championship will take place on Thursday, September 6 in Plymouth, Mass. and Friday, September 7 in Sandwich, Mass. The event will feature a Pro-Am Tournament on Thursday at Pinehills Golf Course and Plymouth Country Club followed by a Legends Tour team competition on Friday at The Ridge Club. The Legends Tour team event, showcasing the talents of LPGA Hall of Famers and veteran LPGA Tour stars, will be open to the public.
"P&G is delighted to support and make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work," said Brad Kho, director of the BJ's Wholesale Club team at P&G. "P&G is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community, which is why we're proud to partner with BJ's Charitable Foundation."
Since the tournament's inception, P&G and its brands have been devoted supporters of BJ's annual charity golf Pro-Am tournament, which has raised more than $25 million.
Over the years, BJ's has donated more than 68 million pounds of food to help alleviate hunger, invested in more than 2,300 community organizations and helped deliver 13 million meals to neighbors in need. Through its partnership with Feeding America®, the BJ's Charitable Foundation has provided grants to help agencies along the east coast distribute fresh, nutritious food. Additionally, the foundation has positively impacted more than 250,000 students, providing them with classroom supplies necessary for success.
About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 215 clubs and 133 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 states. BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons. Visit www.BJs.com, and for exclusive content find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA, providing competitive opportunities for female golfers, professional and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by 25 veteran LPGA Tour professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women's golfers of all time. The Legends Tour now has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour members have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 17 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $16 million in prize money and helped raise over $22 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted nearly 100 charity golf events and professional tournaments nationwide in multiple states and overseas in Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.
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