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Ingram Micro Inc.

July 31, 2015 09:53 ET

Ingram Micro Celebrates 20th Year of Buffalo Philanthropic Support

Golf Tournament Will Raise More Than $300,000 From Company Associates and Partners for Local Organizations

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2015) -  On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Buffalo office of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) will host its 20th Annual East Coast Charity Golf Tournament at The Links at Ivy Ridge, Akron NY. The annual fundraising event is expected to raise more than $300,000 and will benefit four local charities:

  • The Amanda Hansen Foundation was started after the death of teenager Amanda Hansen due to carbon monoxide poisoning, and has as its mission to never lose another child to this silent killer. Donations will be used to subsidize the cost of new furnaces and CO2 detectors.

  • The Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center offers instruction to individuals with a variety of special needs, but after a particularly damaging winter, the center has suffered with overwhelming maintenance challenges, some of which will be resolved with these funds.

  • The WNY Kids are Heroes Too organization will use this donation to fund activities and send the children of current military personnel and veterans to summer camp in Angola on the Lake, N.Y.

  • Hearts for the Homeless will now be able to afford a new RV from which to serve food to the underprivileged in Western New York.

"Ingram Micro and its associates take to heart the idea that we don't have just an office in this city, we are truly part of this community," said Marty Battaglia, senior sales director for Ingram Micro U.S. and the event organizer for the past 11 years. "Our entire Buffalo team looks forward to this event, and work tirelessly to make it a success because we're dedicated to having a positive impact on the organizations that add so much to our quality of life in Western NY. Plus, we do have a lot of fun on the links."

This year's event will include more than 144 golfers and is made possible by a team of more than 50 volunteers, as well as the support of the event's major sponsors -- CorTrans, Juniper, Cisco, Add On Computing, Crucial Memory, HP-PSG and Wells Fargo. In conjunction with the golf tournament, a basket raffle and silent auction will be held at Ingram Micro's Buffalo office prior to the golf outing. Items were donated by manufacturer partners and Ingram Micro associates.

"We're pleased to grow this event a little each year, and that wouldn't be possible without the support of our associates, vendor partners and community," Battaglia said. "With their help, over the past 20 years, we've been able to donate $1.5 million to the community in which we work and live, extending our commitment to Buffalo well beyond the doors of our office."

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