Napa, CA (July 19, 2016) – The Safeway Open, which pledged to support the Napa community with funds from this year’s inaugural PGA TOUR event coming up in October, made its first donation today to Cope Family Center. The donation of $50,000 came by way of the Safeway Foundation, which receives the net proceeds from the Safeway Open and distributes these proceeds to deserving non-profit organizations.
Cope Family Center was founded in 1972 with a mission to empower families to create happy, healthy lives for their children through child abuse prevention, parent education and self-sufficiency services. The organization serves thousands of families and children each year in Napa Valley.
“We are very happy to support such a deserving organization in Napa Valley,” said Tom Schwilke, Nor-Cal Division President, West Region, for Albertson’s Companies, parent company of Safeway. “It is very important for our company to help improve the life of others by supporting both youth and families in need with proceeds from the Safeway Open.”
“We are honored to receive this generous donation from the Safeway Open through the Safeway Foundation,” said Joelle Gallagher, Executive Director of Cope Family Center. “Investments from corporate foundations like the Safeway Foundation show the commitment of local business to partner with us in building a safe and healthy community.”