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GSFF-Conyers Raises $65,000 for Charity through Inaugural Golf Tourney

Seven GSF associates, who volunteered the ir time during the GSFF-Conyers ina ugural golf tournament, took time to pose for a picture during the two-day event whic h raised more than $65,000 for the foundation’s various charities.  Pictured top row (l to r): Harry Lys, Safety and Tra ining Supervisor, Vicki Riggs, Accounting, and Becky Yeremyan, Purchasing. Middle row (l-r): Debera Stewart, Accounting, and Simone Henderson, Sauces. Bottom row (l-r): Ange la Johnson, Ketchup, and Martha Baker, Warehouse.

Seven GSF associates, who volunteered their time during the GSFF-Conyers inaugural golf tournament, took time to pose for a picture during the two-day event which raised more than $65,000 for the foundation’s various charities. Pictured top row (l to r): Harry Lys, Safety and Training Supervisor, Vicki Riggs, Accounting, and Becky Yeremyan, Purchasing. Middle row (l-r): Debera Stewart, Accounting, and Simone Henderson, Sauces. Bottom row (l-r): Angela Johnson, Ketchup, and Martha Baker, Warehouse.

GSF Foundation – Conyers hosted its first annual Golf Classic on September 28 – 29, which raised more than $65,000 for its local charities, which are supported by the Foundation.  The two-day golf tournament was created to annually serve as the Foundation’s signature fundraiser incorporating GSF associates, vendors, suppliers and community members.

The event committee, composed of 10 GSF associates including Wayne Morgan, President, Conyers Meat Group, Brian Dick, Vice President and General Manager, Conyers Liquid Products, and Melody Hanson, Executive Administrative Assistant, leveraged GFS’s strong relationships with vendors and suppliers to secure more than 124 players, more than doubling the event’s expected number of participants.

Participating vendors including Beef Products Incorporated (BPI), who served as the event’s participating-level sponsor.  Eagle-level sponsors include d Kurwood, San Angelo Packing, Massey Fair, FPL Beef, Sam Kane and Waggoner Service Solutions.

The event’s success was also attributed to a fantastic event location: TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., a world-class golf course which is part of the PGA TOUR’s premiere network of private and resort golf properties.

“Since this was our first year hosting this event, we truly didn’t know what to expect and were thrilled to triple our fundraising goal” said Melody. “This is truly an example of everything coming together.  We had the right event committee, a great location, and tremendous support of associates, vendors and suppliers.  We’re looking forward to increased participation next year!”

Monies raised from this event will support the local GSF Foundation and the various charities it supports including the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Club, Horse Time, Boy Scouts of America, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Shoes That Fit and AT Children’s Project.