Jack in the Box(R) Raises $350,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters at Annual Charity Golf Tournament
SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The Jack in the Box Foundation held its 20th charity golf tournament on May 7 and raised $350,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), its primary charitable partner since 1998.
More than 350 Jack in the Box(R) franchisees, employees and vendors attended the tournament at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. Proceeds from the event, which included silent and live auctions, support a variety of BBBS' programs, including military mentoring programs in Jack in the Box restaurant communities. Jack in the Box recently announced a $1 million commitment to help BBBS military mentoring programs.
"I want to thank our employees, franchisees and vendors for their tremendous support of this year's event, which raised the most money for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the 20-year history of our tournament," said Linda Lang, chairman, CEO and president of Jack in the Box. "In these difficult times we believe it's more important than ever for us to continue supporting our charitable partners who provide such critical services within our restaurant communities."
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Headquartered in Philadelphia and with nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than a quarter million at-risk children. 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. 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., its employees, franchisees, vendors and guests. 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 more than $4 million in financial and in-kind support to Big Brothers Big Sisters, its primary charitable partner since 1998. Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) is one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 18 states. For more information, visit http://www.jackinthebox.com/corporate.
SOURCE: The Jack in the Box Foundation
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