$27, 120 Donated to Local Non-Profit

120 golfers enjoyed a full day of fun activities at the fourth annual New Leaf’s Taste at the Tee golf tournament fundraiser on July 23 at Seascape Golf Club. The event raised $22,870 for Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group (SCCBG) who will distribute the funds to its six local cancer beneficiaries: Hospice of Santa Cruz, Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Association, Katz Cancer Resource Center, Teen Kitchen Project, WomenCARE and UC Santa Cruz Fellowship for Cancer Research.

The sold-out golf tournament included lunch, golf scramble, tastes of food, beer and wine at several holes around the course, dinner, silent auction, raffle and prizes.

New Leaf’s Taste at the Tee has raised almost $80,000 for local nonprofits since it was launched in 2012. Of the total, $48,875 has been donated to SCCBG, the sole beneficiary of 2014 and 2015 golf events. “New Leaf Community Markets has shown tremendous leadership in supporting the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group through the golf tournament and many other activities over the years,” said Terry Hardin, long-time SCCBG board member. “We are very grateful for the Taste at the Tee donation; it will have a very significant impact on our local cancer support and research beneficiaries who provide vital services for our community,” he added.

New Leaf Donates an Additional $4,250 to SCCBG for Grazing on the Green

New Leaf is once again a major sponsor of the SCCBG’s annual Grazing on the Green Food, Wine and Beer Festival, an annual event that has raised over $250,000 for local cancer organizations since it was launched 12 years ago. New Leaf contributed $4,250 to SCCBG to support this year’s event that takes place on September 19 in Aptos Village Park and features over 50 restaurants, wineries, breweries and exhibitors.

About Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group

Santa Cruz Cancer  Benefit  Group  is dedicated  to  improving  the  quality  of  life for  people  living with  cancer  in  the  Santa  Cruz  community by  raising  money  to support  their beneficiary organizations  and  fund  new  research  that  will   provide  possible  cures  and  better  solutions  for  treating  cancer. Their nonprofit  organization  accomplishes  these  activities  by  raising  community consciousness  through  events  supported  by  our  partners. Since its founding in 1995, the SCCBG has raised over $1.5 million for its beneficiary organizations.

About New Leaf Community Markets

A natural grocery store with seven locations, New Leaf has been serving the community for 30 years. New Leaf is committed to offering customers choices that have the most beneficial impact on their health and the health of the environment. Helping customers make informed decisions is an integral part of this commitment. New Leaf is the first grocer in California to achieve B Corporation certification, which means that New Leaf uses the power of business to solve social and economic problems. New Leaf’s mission, to nourish and sustain our community, is reflected in the 10 percent of profits given annually to support local nonprofits working to improve the quality of life.