Associated Food Stores
Steve Young, Johnny Miller join Associated Food Stores in raising money for Native American college students
SALT LAKE (June 21, 2021)— For 35 years American Indian Services (AIS) has put on the annual Great American Scholarship Golf Tournament. The proceeds from the tournament provide financial assistance to academically qualified Native American college students who are in financial need. The tournament took place Monday, June 22, 2021 at the Riverside Country Club in Provo Utah.
Associated Food Stores has partnered with AIS from the beginning. “We are pleased to be involved in providing scholarships through the American Indian Services Golf Tournament. We appreciate your continued support in this worthwhile project.” said Bob Obray, the chairman of the event and President and CEO of Associated Food Stores.
Johnny Miller, World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and sponsor of the event, provided golf tips at the event. “I am grateful for the opportunity to assist young Native Americans scholars. I have been hosting three golf tournaments each year for the past eighteen years, but now I am more committed than ever to invest time and means in helping these students. Thanks to all of you who give such great support to this most worthy cause helping these young people prepare and find success in their lives.”
Steve Young, retired San Francisco Forty-Niners Quarterback, also sponsored the event, “I am convinced when young Native Americans are trained properly, they can compete and reach their goals in life. I am grateful for the association that I have had with these students and am desirous to see them get an education and make a contribution to their community and our society. I am confident we are pleased with the progress they are making towards their destiny.”
About Associated Food Stores
Associated Food Stores was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores. That fighting spirit has continued to help the grocery wholesaler grow over the last 75 years. With a focus on independent retailers, AFS has changed the way these retailers operate and allowed them to prosper. AFS currently serves more than 400 retailers across the Intermountain West. Fresh Market is owned and operated by AFS. For more information about Associated Food Stores visit www.afstores.com
(left to right) Bob Obray (AFS President and CEO), Glen Keysaw (AFS Executive Officer), Todd Bell (AFS Executive Officer) and Jared Proctor (General Mills)