GSC raises $80,000 for groups serving Hopkins Co. children

From Staff Reports

Sept. 30, 2008 - The United Way of Hopkins County has set an ambitious goal of raising $150,000 to help charitable organizations in the area, and GSC Enterprises Inc. and its employees always do their part to help.

But the commitment to helping others goes much farther for the corporation known to many as Grocery Supply Company.

GSC, one of the nation's most succesful private companies, recently announced its annual benefit golf tournament raised $80,000 for local efforts that focus on helping the young people of the community.

In the past six years, the GSC Annual Benefit Golf Tournament has raised a staggering $475,000, with all the money going to local agencies.

The six agencies sharing the proceeds are:

  • Hopkins County Community Chest: $10,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Sulphur Springs: $15,000
  • Lake Country CASA: $15,000
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas: $15,000
  • Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center: $15,000
  • GSC Employee Scholarship Program: $10,000 ?

Steve Shing, GSC's Vice President for Sales & Marketing and tournament chairman, acknowledged and thanked the sponsors of this year's tournament.

GSC Vice President of Retail Operatoins Ryan McKenzie acknowledged each agency and foundation during the award presentation for providing assistance to the families of Hopkins County. He also reaffirmed the company's commitment to support the agencies and foundations that serve the community, and presented the checks to the agency representatives.

The event, held at The Tribute Golf Club on Wednesday, Sept. 17, brought 160 golfers from businesses across the United States.

GSC has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity since the first benefit golf tournament was held in San Antonio in 1988. But GSC moved the tournament to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in recent years to increase the overall participation and to direct the proceeds to agencies and foundations in the Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County area.

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