October 03, 2012 // Franchising.com // Charlotte, N.C. - Bojangles’ has raised more than $220,000 for the Charlotte chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association during its annual golf tournament held on Monday, Oct. 1, at Providence Country Club in Charlotte. The funds raised at the event add to an already record-breaking year, totaling more than $700,000 raised and making Bojangles’ one of MDA’s top sponsors in the Carolinas.
This represents the 14th year of the tournament, which, along with Bojangles’ in-store fundraiser each March, has raised more than $2.8 million to help the organization provide support for families affected by the disease and provide resources towards finding a cure for muscular dystrophy through breakthrough research for Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy.
“Bojangles’ is proud to announce that the success of this year’s MDA Golf Classic will contribute even more to an already record-breaking year of fundraising for MDA,” said Bojangles’ President and CEO Randy Kibler. “The funds raised from this tournament will have an impact on local research that’s working towards finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for neuromuscular diseases that affect so many.”
This year, 142 golfers representing Bojangles’ and its business partners took to the links. Following the 18-hole tournament, participants gathered for an awards reception – which included both a silent and live auction – with a number of celebrity guests attending, including NASCAR® driver Mike Wallace and professional bass fishing legend and Bass Fishing Hall of Fame inductee Guy Eaker. The auctions and raffles alone, which featured such one-of-a-kind live auction items as a Carolina Panthers’ Fan experience package, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Bojangles’ Southern 500 packages with autographed sports memorabilia, accounted for some of the funds raised for MDA.
The Bojangles’ Golf Classic raises funds in support of pediatric Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Research at the McColl-Lockwood Laboratory at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC). In addition, the Leon Levine Foundation will match the funds contributed by Bojangles’, under a “challenge” arrangement with CMC’s Levine Children’s Hospital.
“We are so grateful for Bojangles’ ongoing support and hopeful for the impact of the incredible contributions the company has made to help win the fight against neuromuscular diseases,” said MDA Charlotte Regional Coordinator Theresa Miller. “The funds raised by the Bojangles’ team and all their generous sponsors, vendors and business partners at the Bojangles’ Golf Classic help MDA provide exceptional health care services for so many families in the Charlotte area.”
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