Industry News | September 17, 2009

Smithfield's to Feed NC Charity Golf Tournaments

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Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q partnered with two North Carolina charities to help with the organizations’ golf charity tournaments. Caring How Adolescents Develop (C.H.A.D) will hold a golf tournament benefiting their organization September 20 at River Ridge Golf Club in Knightdale. The Nickelby Project will host their tournament at the Neuse Golf Club in Clayton on September 25. Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q will support each event by providing meals for all participants.

C.H.A.D is a non-profit organization that provides a positive and structured environment for at-risk females between the ages of 11 and 17. C.H.A.D offers after-school guidance and life-skills programs dealing with issues such as teen pregnancy and physical and substance abuse.

The Nicklelby Project Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a gift bag to help ease the worries and fears of children with a chronic or life-threatening illness. The organization also provides hospital and educational support to those children. The Nickelby Project was begun by Nick Marriam and Shelby McKnew, two youths who have had a personal experience with a life-threatening illness after Nick’s battle with cancer.

“Providing any kind of support for the youth in our community is important to our company,” says Richard Averitte, marketing director for Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q. “Each organization’s work is inspiring and we are honored they asked us to participate.”

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