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07/02/2021

Meijer makes $25K donation on behalf of LPGA Classic for Simply Give champion

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Meijer is making a hefty donation to the Kids’ Food Basket in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The retailer announced that it will be donating $25,000 on behalf of Kelly Korda, the winner of the 2021 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give.

“The impact of last year’s events was felt worldwide, impacting countless families in need,” Meijer president and CEO, Rick Keyes said. “We wanted to work with Nelly to identify an organization meaningful to her to help lessen that impact and make a difference.”

[Related Content: Meijer LPGA Classic donates $1.1M to Simply Give]

In addition, the company also will be contributing to a hunger relief program in a town of the champion’s choice.

“I just felt like I wanted it to stay in Grand Rapids,” said Korda, following her Father’s Day win. “I also love kids. I have always wanted to do something for underprivileged kids, and that’s the first thing that popped into my head. Feels like a good decision and it means so much to give back.”

The tournament officials also announced a donation of $1.1 million to Meijer’s Simply Give program, which looks to help stock the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest.

“We are so inspired by and grateful for this incredible gift from Nelly Korda,” Bridget Clark Whitney, founding CEO of Kids’ Food Basket said. “Through this gift Nelly continues to showcase how to be a role model for kids in local communities and demonstrates that we can all use our talents to work toward a greater good. This money ensure that West Michigan children are nourished so they can reach their limitless potential.”

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