21st Annual Bud Shootout Golf Tournament reaches milestone

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The 21st Version of the golf tourney, held in November of last year, raised $45,000 to support Latino students in pursuit of a higher education. 

For over two decades, several scholarship organizations such as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, ASU Hispanic Business Alumni and, most recently, the Victoria Foundation, have been the recipients of the funds raised through the golfing event. 2012 marked an important milestone in the history of the tournament: “We are quite proud of the fact that, through the sustained efforts of both our company as well as our partners, we have now reached an aggregate total of one million dollars toward this important cause,” stated Bob Delgado, President and CEO of Hensley Beverage Company, in a company-issued press release.

Manny Frklich, manager of ethnic community development at Hensley, tells LPM the inaugural tournament was organized by George Quezada, then vice president of marketing, now retired. Frklich has been running the event for 16 years and, although many things have changed, the community and loyal corporate sponsors continue to rally behind the noble endeavor. 

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