Constellation Joining Forces with Fiorenza’s Food for Friends to Eradicate Hunger Through 2016 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
June 7, 2016
Philadelphia (June 7, 2016) — Constellation is scoring a hole in one against hunger through the 2016 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, June 9-12 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, by joining forces with Fiorenza’s Food For Friends (F4), a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger, on programming that will support two Philadelphia-area organizations.
“Constellation is pleased to join forces with F4 to fight hunger in the Philadelphia area,” said Bruce Stewart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Constellation. “Not only is this effort consistent with the Championship’s tradition of giving back, preventing food waste exemplifies two of Constellation’s core values— supporting our communities and promoting sustainability.”
Excess food from all four days of this year’s championship will be donated to Saint John’s Hospice, a homeless shelter in Philadelphia’s Center City neighborhood that serves over 3,000 meals each week to men in need. Constellation also encourages fans attending the championship to join in the effort to reduce hunger by bringing non-perishable food items for a food drive benefitting the food pantry at the Colonial Neighborhood Council which provides various relief services to residents of Conshohocken, Plymouth and Whitemarsh, Pa. Collection places will be located at the shuttle station in the general parking lot located at the Ft. Washington Expo Center. “Saint John’s Hospice is humbled to be a part of such a prestigious event,” said Anthony Willoughby, food services manager for Saint John’s Hospice. “A meal is not just a meal, it is dignity for those homeless and disenfranchised who seek food.”
Volunteers from F4 will coordinate the delivery of excess food throughout the week of the championship. Following its conclusion on Sunday, Saint John’s will join Prom Catering, the catering choice of PGA TOUR Champions, onsite to safely transfer all remaining usable food items. Prom Catering expects that nearly 1,000 pounds of food will be delivered to Saint John’s.
“F4 commends Constellation and PGA TOUR Champions on their efforts to both prevent the waste of excess food and engage the community in fighting hunger,” said Derek Fiorenza, President and CEO of F4. “Thanks to partnerships like this one, F4 has secured more than 600,000 pounds of food for numerous area organizations since 2011.”
This effort is an expansion of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship’s long tradition of giving back to the communities where it’s held. The championship has generated more than $10 million for charity since 1992 and, this year, will provide $500,000 in funding to nine Philadelphia-area non-profit organizations focused on the areas of education, youth development, affordable housing, and health care.
For more information on the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, please visit cspgolf.com or call the championship office at (267) 239-8760. For updates and a behind-the-scenes look at championship preparations, follow the championship at facebook.com/SENIORPLAYERS, twitter.com/seniorplayers and instagram.com/cspgolf.
About the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS is one of five major championships on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour for eligible professionals age 50 and over. Bernhard Langer won the 2014 event at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pa. against a field of 81 Champions Tour players, one of the strongest of the year. With his victory, Langer earned a place in the field at the PGA TOUR’s THE PLAYERS Championship in 2015 and also claimed the season-long Charles Schwab Cup competition as the leading player on the Champions Tour. The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS has generated more than $9.5 million for charity since 1992.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's family of retail businesses serves approximately 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with 2016 revenues of approximately $31.4 billion, and more than 32,700 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.