Ferrellgas Golf Tournament Raises $70,000 for Dream Factory of Kansas City
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The dreams of critically and chronically ill children in the Kansas City and surrounding areas are now closer to reality thanks to a recent golf tournament that raised $70,000 for the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City.
The inaugural Ferrellgas Dream Factory Classic, which was held May 19 at Tiffany Springs Golf Course in Kansas City and hosted by Overland Park, Kansas-based Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE: FGP), featured 116 golfers from 12 states and Canada.
According to Dream Factory President Ralph Apel, the event is one of the largest fundraisers ever held for the organization.
“The donation that resulted from this tremendous event will go directly toward the dreams of a number of very deserving children here in greater Kansas City,” Apel said. “I cannot thank our good friends at Ferrellgas and the many sponsors they assembled enough.”
George Koloroutis, President of Ferrell North America, and Senior Vice President of Ferrellgas, said the Dream Factory of Kansas City can expect the company’s support year after year.
“Ferrellgas has gotten to know the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City well in recent years,” Koloroutis said. “I can’t think of a better organization or a better cause. We’re in the process of setting even more aggressive goals for this event and look forward to hosting it for many years to come.”
Companies that helped support the event include Platinum Sponsors ROUSH CleanTech and Worthington Cylinders; Gold Sponsors MRE Consulting, Data Source, Keyera, Westfall O’Dell, and KC Freightliner; Silver Sponsors Inergy, Tri-State Tank, Marathon Petroleum Company, Plains Marketing, Dufour Petroleum, Lansing Trade Group, BP, Donlen Corporation, Digital Evolution Group, and Centennial Energy; and Sponsors Stellar Crane, Klinger Paint, Service One, Berquist, Papco, Bulk Truck and Transport Service, Staples, Flint Hills Resources, Petrogas, Customer Truck & Equipment, ConocoPhillips, Fifth Third Bank, and Targa Resources.
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is a Fortune 1000 company and, through its operating partnership, Ferrellgas, L.P., serves approximately one million customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Ferrellgas employees indirectly own more than 20 million common units of the partnership through an employee stock ownership plan. More information about the company can be found at www.ferrellgas.com.
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