A friendly afternoon of golf yielded dramatic results earlier this week when the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing hosted by The Vitamin Shoppe and Nature’s Value raised nearly $350,000 for nonprofit organization Vitamin Angels. The May 7 event was presented in conjunction with SupplySide MarketPlace held May 8-10 at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City.
Through generous corporate sponsorships, all net proceeds from the golf outing went to Vitamin Angels. With a cost of just 25 cents per child per year to provide life-saving vitamin A, Vitamin Angels will be able to reach almost 1.4 million children in 2013 as a result of the golf outing.
“Last year we reached almost 25 million children in 41 countries including the U.S. (this would be 100,000 of these rooms with every seat filled with children or moms!),” said Howard Schiffer, president and founder of Vitamin Angels, during a dinner that followed the golf outing. “I want to thank each of you for being here tonight. By banding together we are giving children the chance to lead healthy and productive lives.”
“We are overwhelmed that an afternoon of golf among industry supporters can bring better health and reduce mortality rates for those in need,” said Tony Truesdale, CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe. “Vitamin Angels is saving children’s lives by giving them an opportunity at better nutrition through supplementation. Our entire company is moved by the efforts Vitamin Angels has made and we will continue to support this important cause.”
Oscar Ramjeet, president of Nature’s Value said, “I am truly amazed at how much support and generosity is shown in this industry. Our customers, vendors and employees all get involved and open their hearts and wallets to support this wonderful cause. It’s great to know that we can and are making a difference in the world on such an incredible scale. I want to thank everyone involved in making our 3rd event such a success!”
Over 200 individuals came out to participate in four-person scrambles on the beautiful course at the Crystal Springs Resort. A dinner, featuring an awards ceremony, silent auction, and raffle prize giveaway followed.
The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing hosted by The Vitamin Shoppe and Nature’s Value would not be possible without the generous support from the event sponsors: Aker BioMarine, Alpha Packaging, Barrington Nutritionals, CytoSport, Cyvex Nutrition, Dymatize Nutrition, Garden of Life, Gemini Pharmaceuticals, H&M USA, Kaneka, Natoli Engineering, OhYeah!, Package All, Pharma Science Nutrients, Inc., Reserveage Organics, TricorBraun.