YORK, Pa.—Rutter’s Children’s Charities raised more than $450,000 at its 19th annual charity golf outing, held on May 3-4. This year’s event at the Country Club of York, in York, Pa., included the participation of more than 140 vendors, suppliers and partners. Funds raised from the charity outing will help support Rutter’s Children’s Charities’ various giving programs and initiatives throughout 2021.
“After the year of the unknown, we’re very thankful to our suppliers and partners for their incredible support of Rutter’s and Rutter’s Children’s Charities in 2021,” said Chris Hartman, president of Rutter’s Children’s Charities, in a press release. “All of their charitable contributions will benefit local children, and charitable organizations, throughout Rutter’s communities.”
The annual two-day golf event began in 2003 and has helped Rutter’s and Rutter’s Children’s Charities raise more than $2.6 million to support local children’s charities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia during the past 19 years.
Funds raised from Rutter’s Children’s Charities 2020 charity golf outing benefitted a variety of charitable organizations, including:
· $70,000 to Rutter’s Secret Santa program, benefiting 55 different local organizations
· $50,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
· $25,000 to Red Lion Parks & Recreation
· $20,000 to Adams County SPCA
· $20,000 to Make-a-Wish Greater Pa. and W.Va.
Earlier this year, Rutter’s announced that it closed 2020 with $800,000+ donations to various charities focusing on children and youth, education and feeding the hungry. Rutter’s is one of many convenience stores that actively work to help their communities through charitable donations. Sheetz raised over $1.8 million dollars via their “Sheetz For the Kidz” program in 2020, while 7-Eleven and Casey’s worked to help feed the hungry with food, bottled water and monetary donations.
Last year, multiple c-stores, such as Parker’s and Rutter’s, donated masks and food during the COVID-19 pandemic’s outbreak. And this year, both Wawa and Sheetz united to support Special Olympics in February.
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