Jack in the Box(R) Goes for the Green and Raises $300,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters
PALM DESERT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 10, 2008--The Jack in the Box Foundation recently held its annual charity golf tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters and raised $300,000 for the non-profit organization, it's primary charitable partner since 1998.
More than 350 Jack in the Box(R) franchisees, executives, employees and vendors turned out for the tournament at the Desert Springs Marriott Resort. Proceeds from the event, which included silent and live auctions, will help The Jack in the Box Foundation support a variety of Big Brothers Big Sisters' mentoring programs, including Hispanic mentoring initiatives in several Jack in the Box markets.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the U.S. It has been the leader in one-to-one youth services for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages six through 18, in communities across the country. To volunteer or donate, visit www.bbbs.org.
About The Jack in the Box Foundation
Created in 1998, The Jack in the Box Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by donations from Jack in the Box Inc., its employees, franchisees and vendors. The Foundation focuses the company's charitable giving in order to make a greater impact in Jack in the Box(R) restaurant communities. The Foundation has contributed approximately $4 million in financial and in-kind support to Big Brothers Big Sisters, its primary charitable partner since 1998. Jack in the Box restaurants is one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,100 restaurants in 18 states. For more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com.
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