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Auntie Anne’s Golf Tournament Raises $135,000 for Charities

July 24th, 2013
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Philadelphia Eagles Running Back LeSean McCoy Makes Appearance

LANCASTER, Pa. (July 24, 2013) – The 18th Annual Auntie Anne’s C.A.R.E.S. Charity Golf Tournament raised a record-breaking $135,000 for three deserving charities on July 19. The event, held at Conestoga Country Club, Crossgates Golf Club, and Meadia Heights Golf Club in the Lancaster area, brought out more than 300 golfers for a morning round, followed by an elaborate auction, and a luncheon for all participants.

The tournament received some big name backing from Philadelphia Eagles’ running back LeSean McCoy, who made a celebrity appearance in the afternoon. McCoy is originally from Harrisburg, Pa., and is passionate about giving back to his community.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament benefited Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Auntie Anne’s national charitable partner and an organization dedicated to raising funds for and awareness of childhood cancer causes; local nonprofit Children Deserve a Chance Foundation, an organization committed to engaging and empowering the youth of Lancaster through the values of education and hard work; and Shades of Greatness, LeSean McCoy’s own foundation devoted to raising funds for ALS research and empowering people in the communities of Pennsylvania.

“We could not have been more pleased with the event this year,” said Mike Pautz, Auntie Anne’s C.A.R.E.S. Committee Chair. “The C.A.R.E.S. Committee and 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.

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