Burger King Worldwide Inc : BURGER KING McLAMORE(SM) FOUNDATION RAISES MORE
THAN $260,000 DURING 11th ANNUAL GOLF INVITATIONAL IN ATLANTIC CITY
More than 100 Supporters Gather at Galloway Golf Course to Benefit the BURGER
KING^SM Scholars Program
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - July 1, 2013 - The 11^th Annual Jim McLamore Golf
Invitational presented by the BURGER KING McLAMORE^SM Foundation raised more
than $260,000 for the BURGER KING^SM Scholars program this year, setting a new
fundraising record. The event is held annually in honor of the BURGER KING®
brand's co-founder, Jim McLamore, and his commitment to education. Over 100
franchisees, vendors and supporters had the opportunity to gather for three
days of golf, food and camaraderie.
The event began with an intimate dinner in Atlantic City in celebration of the
BURGER KING^SM Scholars program surpassing $20 million in total scholarships
awarded since its inception in 2000. Throughout the next two days, 80 golfers
took the greens at the beautiful Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway
Township, NJ before participating in a silent auction that helped to raise
additional funds for the Foundation.
The generous supporters of the event included franchisees from the north-east
region as well as vendors and proponents from around the country. Long-time
sponsors of the program include The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple
Group, & Heinz, among many others. Honored guests included members of the
McLamore family; BURGER KING® first-lady Nancy McLamore and daughter Susie
Bernard. Steven M. Lewis, Chairman of the Board, BURGER KING McLAMORE^SM
Foundation hosted the event.
"I feel both humbled and honored to be part of this event remembering Jim
McLamore and his commitment to education," said Steven M. Lewis, president, US
Restaurants, Inc. "This year the BURGER KING^SM Scholars program reached a
huge milestone by awarding $20 million in scholarships. I am very proud of
what we have accomplished so far and I know Jim would be pleased to have us
'paying it forward' on his behalf."
ABOUT THE BURGER KING McLAMORE^SM FOUNDATION
The BURGER KING McLAMORE^SM Foundation is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit public
charity, whose global effort is aimed at supporting the advancement of
education around the world. Inspired by BURGER KING^® co-founder James W.
McLamore, its mission is to make a positive impact in our communities by
building brighter futures through education and providing hardship assistance
to members of the BURGER KING^® family. The BURGER KING McLAMORE^SM Foundation
also partners with select charitable organizations worldwide that share its
mission of advancing education. The BURGER KING McLAMORE^SM Foundation is an
integral part of Burger King Worldwide's BK Positive Steps^® corporate
responsibility program.To learn more about the BURGER KING McLAMORE^SM
Foundation, visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org, follow us on Facebook or
Twitter, or call 305-378-3186.
Marlon Gutierrez BURGER KING McLAMORE^SM Foundation 305-378-3836
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