News Release
 November 22, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017 Free Gas and Grocery Campaign is Syracuse resident, Jin-Ni Pinn. The campaign, which kicked off September 24 and ran through October 7, 2017 raised over $22,000 for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. TOPS has been conducting this annual campaign since 2010 and is proud to say that the funds raised from the generous support shown by the community have gone toward the hospitals Brighter Beginnings campaign. This campaign will help the hospital rebuild the 53-year-old maternity unit and nursery which will undergo significant renovations and expansion. Over the years TOPS has contributed over $50,000 to the hospital.

“At TOPS it is our belief that by enhancing the quality of life for children through education and excellent health care, we build a strong future together,” said Frank Curci, chairman of the board and CEO of Tops Friendly Markets. “Our support of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has a long and rich history and we are proud to support such a wonderful institution that provides the much needed care for those in need in our community.”

TOPS conducted a campaign by which the community could make a charitable donation to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and be entered in to win free gas and groceries. Jin-Ni Pinn, the lucky recipient of this year’s drawing was presented with $5,200 in TOPS gift cards at a presentation at the Syracuse, NY TOPS location on November 21, 2017. -more- To learn more about Tops Friendly Markets and its charitable programs, please visit


About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 171 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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