ShopRite announces August events to benefit local veterans organizations


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— ShopRite stores throughout the Hudson Valley will host a variety of events, including cornhole tournaments, golf outings and a supermarket sweep giveaway, to benefit the retailer’s 10th Annual Veterans Fundraising Campaign.

In addition to the donations collected at checkout to support the initiative, ShopRite’s annual Veterans Fundraising Campaign is supported by events coordinated and led by store associates. Store associates have organized fund-raising events throughout the summer, including 5K runs and walks, food drives, pancake breakfasts, cornhole tournaments and more, with all event proceeds directly benefitting veterans organizations. Following is a list of upcoming events, organized by date:

Friday, Aug. 10ShopRite of Monroe Pocketbook Bingo

ShopRite of Monroe will host Pocketbook Bingo at the American Legion Post 488, located at 532 Lakes Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., with bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and the winner of each bingo game will receive a handbag. Consumers interested in additional information can contact Donna at 845-783-4496. Must be 18 and over to attend.

Saturday, Aug. 18ShopRite of Chester Cornhole Tournament

ShopRite of Chester will host its fifth annual cornhole tournament at Pennings Farm from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., with check-in beginning at 11 a.m. Participants can register at http://www.cornholeforcharity.com/ or on-site if space is available, and the cost to enter is $20 per person, payable onsite on the morning of the tournament. The family-friendly competition has a 50-team maximum and will be double elimination. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, and additional funds will be raised through the sale of raffle tickets.

Monday, Aug. 20ShopRite of Montgomery Supermarket Sweep

ShopRite of Montgomery will host a drawing for a Supermarket Sweep at the store, located at 99 Hawkins Drive. Guests 18 and over can enter the drawing for $20 per ticket for the chance to win a five-minute supermarket shopping spree. Winners will be drawn on August 20, with three winners receiving a $50 ShopRite gift card and one lucky winner receiving a grocery shopping spree on Saturday, August 25 at 8 a.m., where the winner can grab as many groceries as possible in the designated five-minute time limit. The shopping spree will be monitored by a store manager. Those interested can visit guest services at ShopRite of Montgomery for more details.

Saturday, Aug. 25ShopRite of Chester and ShopRite of Vails Gate Cow Pie Bingo

ShopRite of Chester and ShopRite of Vails Gate will host Cow Pie Bingo at the New Windsor Community Day, located at 660 Mount Airy Road, beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Vails Gate and Chester ShopRite stores and cost $30 each or $50 for two.

For those unfamiliar with how to play, a fenced in area will be marked off with 1,000 three-foot by three-foot squares, with numbers randomly selected and assigned. A cow determines the winners by making the first “deposit” on one of the squares and so on until first, second and third place prizes have been awarded.

Wednesday, Aug. 29ShopRite of Carmel Golf Outing

ShopRite of Carmel will host a golf outing at Putnam County Golf Course, located at 187 Hill Street in Mahopac, at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., rain or shine. The cost is $130 per person and includes continental breakfast, a round of golf, and a barbecue lunch. Those interested can sign up online at https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/a-day-of-golf-veterans-fundraiser-28.

The 2018 Veterans Fundraising Campaign will benefit local veterans organizations including Tower of Hope, Committee for the Families of War Veterans, Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Orange County Veterans Food Pantry, Tri-County Council for Vietnam Era War Veterans and the Unified Military Affairs Council, in addition to other local organizations.

In 2017, the ShopRite campaign raised $925,000 – a goal it hopes to meet or surpass this year. More than $3.9 million has been raised since the campaign’s 2009 inception.



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