The Kroger Atlanta Division’s annual charity golf tournament raised more than $ 226,420 to benefit the ALS Association of Georgia.
Held May 1 at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, the record-setting fundraising achievement will go directly toward the association’s programs.
Those programs include Sally Panfel In-Home Care Program, the Medical Equipment Loan Program, the Care Grant and support groups.
The tournament brought together more than 54 Kroger team members, vendors, customers, sponsors and celebrities who participated in teams of four, including Scott Slade, WSB morning show host who emceed the fundraiser’s reception.
Also, Kerry Goode, former University of Alabama running back who spent 11 years in the NFL attended. Goode was diagnosed with ALS on Aug. 11, 2015.
Marquis Grissom was also at the event, a 14-year Major League Baseball player who played for six different MLB teams, including the Atlanta Braves from 1995-96.
University of Georgia and NFL football players David Pollack and Sean Jones were also in attendance.
And, Michael Jenkins, a former wide receiver in the NFL, was also a guest at the event.
“We are thankful for the local businesses, customers and community members whose generosity made this year’s ALS Golf Tournament the most successful in its 18-year history,” says Felix Turner, public relations manager for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “Their donations make it possible for the ALS Association of Georgia to continue working with ALS patients and their families to ensure the highest quality of life possible.”