GAINESVILLE, Ga., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mansfield Oil held the 27th Annual Mansfield Oil Golf Classic on June 11th and raised over $500,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), a record for this event. The Annual Mansfield Oil Golf Classic is the largest MDA golf tournament in the U.S., and since its inception 27 years ago, the event has raised a collective $3.7 million for the fight against neuromuscular disease. This year's event hosted over 400 golfers at Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA.
"We are so pleased with the success of this year's event," said J. Alexander, President, Mansfield Energy Corp. "Being able to spend time with kids like Bryson Foster makes it one of the most rewarding times of the year for me. I know our employees walk away charged up about being able to help these kids that are in a heartbreaking situation but who inspire you with their attitude and spirit."
"Over the past 27 years, Mansfield Oil has raised over $3.7 million dollars for MDA's research and service program. The $500,000 raised by this year's tournament makes the event the largest golf event for MDA in the country. As research aimed at treatments and cures accelerates, all of Mansfield associates and business partners should take pride in the tremendous impact their support is making. We are very grateful for their commitment and the hope they are bringing to so many," said Meg Hodges, Division Vice President-East Central States, Muscular Dystrophy Association.
UPS was the golf tournament's VIP Reception and Title Sponsor and hosted a reception at the Ritz Carlton hotel with nearly 300 guests in attendance. Russ Spencer, lead anchor for FOX 5 News Atlanta, was the emcee at the reception. Highlights of the VIP reception included speed painter, Tim Decker, who painted three masterpieces that were auctioned at the reception and comedy hypnotist Erick Känd entertained guests with a comedic hypnotist act. Bryson Foster, MDA's National Goodwill Ambassador, spoke to the crowd about the significance the event's fundraising has made in the search to find a cure for neuromuscular disease. At the age of five, Bryson was diagnosed as having Duchenne muscular dystrophy, one of the 40+ diseases that MDA covers.
The Mansfield Oil 28th Annual Golf Classic is scheduled for June 10th and 11th, 2014. For more information about the 2014 Mansfield Oil Golf Classic, please contact event chairperson, Mike Davino at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678.450.2060.
About Mansfield Oil Company
Ranked as one of the Top 50 privately held companies in America by Forbes magazine and a multiple category finalist in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Platts Global Energy Awards, Mansfield defines the next generation transportation fuels company. Founded in 1957, the company has achieved double-digit growth for three decades by focusing on optimizing and controlling fuel-related costs for its customers using innovation, technology and high touch service. For more information, visit www.mansfieldoil.com.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is a voluntary health agency working to find treatments and cures for forty-three (43) neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services and far-reaching professional and public health education. Funds raised at the tournament will benefit over 2,000 local families served by MDA by providing assistance in the purchase and maintenance of wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices. The funds also pay for support groups, flu shots, MDA clinic visits, a week-long summer camp program for children and young adults, research and much more. To contribute, visit their website at www.mda.org.
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