Students were chosen by their teachers from four counties, San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono for being outstanding students
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 1 p.m. Stater Bros. Charities, the newly established philanthropic arm of Stater Bros. Markets, in conjunction with KFRG radio stations will present more than 1,100 brand new bikes to community children on the field of the Arrowhead Credit Union Stadium in San Bernardino, California. The 4th grade students who will receive the bikes were nominated by their school teachers for being outstanding role models in their classrooms as well as being children who might be in need this holiday season.
The bike donations are part of the 7th Annual Stater Bros. Charities Kfroggers 4 Kids Radiothon presented by ConAgra Foods which took place on October 14 and 15, 2008. The students who will be receiving the new bikes will gather outside the Arrowhead Credit Union Stadium where the doors will open at 12 p.m. The bike recipients will be accompanied by their family and friends who watch as they run onto the field to get their brand new bike.
In addition, the annual Radiothon raised more than $482,000 for Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. With every $200 donation that a radio listener made, Stater Bros. Charities and its business partners donated a brand new bike to a 4th grade student.
"Stater Bros. Charities is pleased to be a part of an event that gives our kids the incentive to work harder and do well in school," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets. "Everyone remembers their first bike and with hard times around the corner these children deserve a happy memory, too."
About Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital serves 1.2 million children living in San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono Counties. Offering a full range of pediatric healthcare services, Children's Hospital is known around the world for its pediatric cardiac program and is where the surgery to perform infant heart transplantation was developed. For more information, go to the Children's Hospital web site at www.lluch.org.
About Stater Bros. Charities
Since 1936, Stater Bros. Markets has been a pillar of support in the local community. Last year, Stater Bros. contributed more than $15 million to local non-profit organizations. Now the company has established a new venture, Stater Bros. Charities, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The purpose of Stater Bros. Charities is to give back to the communities Stater Bros. Markets is privileged to serve. With an emphasis on programs that benefit hunger relief, children's welfare, services for the elderly and care for our Nation's Veterans, Stater Bros. Charities will be able to help with some of the most critical needs in communities throughout Southern California.
About Stater Bros. Markets
Stater Bros. Markets was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2007 of $3.7 billion. The Company currently operates 165 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees.
STATER BROS. CHARITIES PROVIDES PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT TO APPROVED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Contact Sarah Cain Executive Director Stater Bros. Charities 909-733-5495 [email protected]
SOURCE Stater Bros. Charities