INDIAN WELLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 16, 2009--
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, its primary charitable partner since 1998.
More than 350 Jack in the Box® franchisees, executives, employees and
vendors turned out for the tournament at the Hyatt Grand Champions
Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. Proceeds from the event, which included
silent and live auctions, will help The Foundation support a variety of
Big Brothers Big Sisters' programs. The Jack in the Box Charity Golf
Tournament has raised more than $1.5 million for the youth-mentoring
organization since 2004.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children break negative odds.
The children’s charity relies on donations to help recruit volunteers
and reach more children. Funding is used to conduct background checks on
volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide ongoing support for
children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting
relationships. The service is proven to reduce children’s risk of
skipping school, behaving violently, using drugs and alcohol, and
falling victim to other negative cycles. Headquartered in Philadelphia
and with nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big
Sisters serves more than a quarter million children. Learn how you can
join the movement to change how children grow up in America by going to BigBrothersBigSisters.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.
(NASDAQ:JACK), 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® 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 2,180 restaurants in 18 states. For
more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com/corporate/.
Source: Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc.
Kathleen Anthony, (858) 571-2301