News Release
 September 8, 2023
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 468 0216

What: Check presentation to Sleep in Heavenly Peace from Tops Friendly Markets representing the proceeds from the Tops Tent and Prize wheel from the 2023 Taste of Buffalo.

Why: Tops Friendly Markets takes great pride in giving back to the communities we serve and what better way to do so than by being the presenting sponsor of The Taste of Buffalo. While this is an event Tops looks forward to being involved in, it is the impact this event has on the community that brings Tops back year after year.

For the past twenty years, Tops has served not only as the title sponsor for this event but also as a vendor, but the underlying goal that day however, is to fulfill our philanthropic mission. While participants are enjoying the many delicious foods under the Tops tent or trying their luck on the Tops prize wheel-the true joy comes in that we are really giving back to our fellow neighbors in need as 100% of the proceeds from the Tops tent and prize wheel benefit a new charity each and every year.

Monday, a check will be presented representing the monies raised during the 2023 Taste of Buffalo event-the largest amount raised to date- which is in excess of $17,715. PLEASE DO NOT RELEASE THE AMOUNT UNTIL AFTER THE PRESENTATION AS THE RECEIVING ORGANIZATION DOES NOT KNOW THE AMOUNT YET.

Who: Jerry Sheldon, President, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Mary Jo Sheldon, Co-Founder, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Betsy DiVita, Co-Founder, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Rick DiVita, Co-Founder, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Connie Wendling, President, Sell-utions, Inc. Elizabeth Mamot, 2023 Taste of Buffalo Chairwoman John Persons, COO, Northeast Grocery, Inc. Ron Ferri, President, Tops Friendly Markets Diane Colgan, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Tops Friendly Markets Kathleen Allen, Sr. Manager Community Relations, Tops Friendly Markets Tim Schilling, Community Relations Specialist, Tops Friendly Markets

When: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 1:00 PM

Where: Tops Friendly Markets Corporate Office 1760 Wherle Drive, Williamsville, NY Contact: Kathy Sautter, Public and Media Relations Manager, Tops Friendly Markets - 716-468-0216 cell


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