Though the Brewers fell a few wins shy of making the postseason, they proved to have a mighty offense, leading the National League in both home runs (202) and stolen bases (158). Those league-leading 158 stolen bases helped raise $15,800 for the MACC Fund, courtesy of Sendik’s Food Markets. The local grocer – home of the signature “Red Bag” – donated $100 to the charity for each stolen bag by the Brewers in 2012.
The MACC Fund provides critical funding to help cure childhood cancer and related blood disorders, and Sendik’s has supported the organization for many years. In addition to this season-long promotion, the MACC Fund will again be the feature of Sendik’s charitable efforts during the upcoming holiday season. The 25th Anniversary Today’s TMJ4 MACC*Star will be on sale at all ten Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets in mid-November, and other in-store events throughout November, December and January will benefit the charity.
“We enjoyed watching the donation total grow throughout the season as we cheered on the Brewers,” said Nick Balistreri, who owns Sendik’s, along with brothers Ted and Patrick, and sister, Margaret Harris. “It’s an honor for us to lend support to the MACC Fund. Their support of childhood cancer and blood disorder research is saving lives and giving families hope.”
Coupled with the $107,300 from last year’s holiday partnership, the stolen base donation means Sendik’s and its customers have donated $123,100 for the MACC Fund in the past year.
“The MACC Fund is honored to be part of the Sendik’s Food Markets family,” said John Cary, executive director of the MACC Fund. “Their ongoing support has meant the world to the children battling serious disease. Their teaming up with the Brewers added extra meaning to every exciting stolen bag while also providing a child Hope.”
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