July 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // LANCASTER, Pa. – The 20th Annual Auntie Anne’s C.A.R.E.S. Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $225,000 for three deserving charities on July 17. The event, held at Conestoga Country Club, Crossgates Golf Club, and Meadia Heights Golf Club in the Lancaster area, brought out more than 250 golfers for a morning round, followed by an auction and a luncheon for all participants.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament benefitted Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Auntie Anne’s national charitable partner and an organization dedicated to raising funds for the awareness of childhood cancer causes; Children Deserve a Chance Foundation, an organization dedicated to the pursuit of academic achievement, empowerment and social engagement of youth from Lancaster communities; and Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services, an organization devoted to meeting the needs of the homeless, at-risk and socially isolated populations in Lancaster County by providing food, clothing and access to social service providers.
“We were extremely pleased with the event this year, as this was the most successful golf tournament we have hosted thus far,” said Tracy Barley, Auntie Anne’s C.A.R.E.S. Committee Chair. “The C.A.R.E.S. Committee and all of the Auntie Anne’s Associates consider it a privilege to be able to give back to these charitable organizations and to make a positive impact in our local communities. This event would not have been such a huge success without the support of Auntie Anne’s leadership, our associates, and all of our golfers, volunteers, and sponsors.”
The C.A.R.E.S. (Community Action Requires Employee Support) Committee was founded in 1995 by the employees of Auntie Anne’s, Inc. The mission of this independent, nonprofit organization is to provide focused community support through time and financial resources. Although separate, Auntie Anne's, Inc. strongly endorses and encourages the efforts of the C.A.R.E.S. Committee.
At its more than 1,500 locations around the world, Auntie Anne’s mixes, twists and bakes pretzels from scratch all day long in full view of guests. Auntie Anne’s can be found in malls, outlet centers, and Walmarts, as well as in non-traditional spaces including universities, airports, travel plazas, amusement parks, and military bases. In addition, it has extended the brand onto retailers’ shelves and also serves as a distributor for fundraising products. Available at select retailers nationwide, pretzel fans can enjoy Auntie Anne’s prepare-at-home products, from frozen Classic and Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels and Pretzel Nuggets, to frozen Pretzel Dogs and Pretzel Pocket Sandwiches, to a versatile Pretzel Baking Kit. For more information, visit Auntie Anne’s website, Facebook page, Twitter or YouTube account.
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