Sep 22

Sixth annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic raises more than $78,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa

Fareway store in Mason City, Iowa

Fareway store in Mason City, Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to host the 6th Annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City. The event raised over $78,000 for MDA of Iowa, making it the best year for the golf tournament. Funds raised at this event will fund research and provide health care services and support for MDA families across the state.

“We are very proud of our history and support of MDA, which has spanned nearly 25 years,” said Frederick R. Greiner, Fareway President and Chief Operating Officer. “The annual golf classic is just another way Fareway and our vendor partners can help MDA in their fight to work towards finding a cure for muscle-debilitating diseases.”

Thirty-eight vendor retailers provided sponsorships and teams, making it a full tournament with 155 golfers. The event was presented by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group; other top sponsors included PepsiCo, Tyson Fresh Meats and Wells Blue Bunny. A silent auction, awards and dinner presentation concluded the day.

“I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Fareway, their vendors and the support they show MDA each year,” said Brette Dowson, Area Director with MDA. “The funds raised at this event are crucial to local families here in Iowa and helps fund ground-breaking research, a state of the art Care Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and helps send kids to MDA Summer Camp where they make life-long friends and memories.”

MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.

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