Foundations Hosts Successful No. California Tournament

pepsiA sold out field of 144 grocery retailers, suppliers and wholesalers participated in this year’s CGA Educational Foundation Northern California Golf Classic and Illuminators Rally on Tuesday, July 24.

The golfers were greeted by perfect weather conditions in the low 80’s and a beautifully manicured course at the exclusive Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, CA.

FalveyDuring the afternoon awards reception, CGAEF Board of Trustees Chair Jim Van Gorkom, NuCal Foods, shared the Foundation’s programs with attendees, including information on scholarships and the upcoming Hall of Achievement dinner scheduled for October 18 at San Ramon Marriott.

The Foundation wishes to thank the sponsors listed below for their generous support of this year’s tournament. Proceeds from the event go to support the Foundation’s College Scholarship and Tuition Reimbursement programs.

Draeger’s Executive Addresses Attendees

Prior to the tournament, supplier and vendor attendees heard from Draeger’s Supermarkets executive Richard Draeger. Mr. Draeger shared highlights of the family’s century-long success in the grocery industry and strategies for the coming years.

The Foundation also wishes to thank The Illuminators for hosting the morning breakfast and Safeway Inc., and Bimbo Bakeries USA for providing lunch on the course.

Tournament Winners

1st Place
Brad Fischer
Tom Moody
Ivan Sohrakoff
Sean Hall

2nd Place
Mike Frauenhoffer
Matt Laukaitis
Steve Rempel
Kirsten Curtis

3rd Place
Phillip Costello
Jerry Jensen
Paul Kamholz
Wade Kennedy

Closest to the Pin

Women: Tracy Lape

Longest Drive

Women: Kirsten Curtis

Tournament Sponsors

Masters Sponsors

Anheuser-Busch InBev
Bimbo Bakeries USA
The Hershey Company
Jelly Belly Candy Co
Kellogg Company
Kraft Foods
Pepsi Beverages Company
SAP Retail
Unified Grocers, Inc.

Package Sponsors

sponsorsC & S Wholesale Grocers
Coca-Cola Refreshments
ConAgra Foods
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.
Fisher Printing
Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel Markets
MOM Brands
NuCal Foods
Nutricion Fundamental, Inc.
Procter & Gamble
Snyder’s-Lance, Inc
Sugar Bowl Bakery
Taylor Farms

Hole Sponsors

California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corp
DigiStream Investigations
Retail Solutions, Inc.
Safeway Inc.