Advance Auto Parts and its vendor partners raised $2 million for four charities at the retailer’s recent inaugural charity Pro-Am tournament. Proceeds from the Pro-Am benefited JDRF, the American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Building Homes for Heroes. Celebrity teams from the PGA Tour and entertainment industry golfed with vendor sponsors, with each team representing one of the charities and competing for a share of the $2 million purse.
The tournament results are as follows:
1st Place: American Cancer Society, $650,000
2nd Place: (tie) Boys and Girls Clubs of America, $475,000
2nd Place: (tie) Building Homes for Heroes, $475,000
4th Place: JDRF, $400,000
“It’s been a humbling and inspirational experience to witness our vendors, team members and communities come together in support of these wonderful organizations,” said Darren Jackson, president and CEO.
Every year Advance Auto Parts serves millions of customers in thousands of stores across the United States, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, while also supporting a variety of worthy causes locally, regionally and nationally.
“I am extremely proud of the impact our vendors have made and the commitment they have shown to supporting Advance’s charitable efforts,” said Charles Tyson, senior vice president, merchandising and marketing.