DALLAS, May 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — IFCO Pallet Management Services has joined forces once again with PGA golfer Ryan Palmer to host the 2nd Annual IFCO Charity Golf Invitational at Las Colinas Country Club in Dallas, Texas. With generous support from IFCO, as well as the company’s customers and vendors, the benefit raised $50,000 to support three worthy charitable causes: Feeding America, the North Texas Food Bank, and the Ryan Palmer Foundation.
David Russell, President of IFCO Pallet Management Services, presented $15,000 checks to Feeding America and the North Texas Food Bank, and $20,000 to the Ryan Palmer Foundation. “We are humbled that, for a second year in a row, we are able to support these three charities and the critical services they provide to our communities,” said Russell. “IFCO’s industry partners have enabled us to raise $15,000 more than last year, and we are deeply appreciative of their continued commitment to these worthy causes.”
The Ryan Palmer Foundation offers youth golf clinics, special community golf programs, scholarship programs, educational programs, and support for the Children’s Hospital at Northwest Texas Healthcare system.
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. It feeds America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engages the country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
The North Texas Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, addresses the critical issue of hunger in the North Texas area by securing donations of surplus unmarketable, but wholesome, foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in 13 North Texas Counties.
Crown Sponsors of the 2012 IFCO Charity Golf Invitational include Ferrellgas and Yale Materials Handling/Briggs Equipment. Diamond Sponsors include Saw Service and Supply and Stanley Black and Decker. Platinum Sponsors include Dickinson Fleet Services, Michelin/TCI Tire Centers, and Penske Truck Leasing. Gold Sponsors include Baker & McKenzie, Cyrus One, MedSafe, Pariveda, Ryder, and Solideal Tire. Silver Sponsors include QuickSearch, Sprint, and Rotochopper.
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