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PRESS RELEASE
December 3, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
James E. Garcia
(602) 460-1374
jamesg@azhcc.com

23rd Annual Bud Shootout Golf Tournament tees up to raise more than $60,000 for scholarships

(Phoenix, AZ) – The 23rd Annual Bud Shootout Golf Tournament is slated to raise more than $60,000 to fund scholarships for Latino students.

The event is Friday, December 5, 8:45a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Whirlwind Golf Course at Wild Horse Pass, 5692 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, Arizona, 85226. The tournament is a partnership between Hensley Beverage Company, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Hispanic Business Alumni Chapter.

Last year’s event raised $62,000 to fund college scholarships. Nearly 300 golfers are expected to participate again in this year’s tournament, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, APS, Fry’s Food Stores, and General Dynamics.
“The Bud Shootout is one of our organization’s annual signature events because we understand that properly educating our children is critically important if we expect to build a vibrant and prosperous future for our state and its business community,” said Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Gonzalo A. de la Melena Jr.

The AZHCC Foundation Scholarship Fund provides support for Latino students pursuing degrees in business-related careers. Students can receive scholarships valued at $5,000 per year for up to two years to attend colleges or universities in Arizona.
The Bud Shootout has raised more than $1 million since 1991. Hensley Beverage Company and Anheuser-Busch founded the event 23 years ago to raise funds for deserving Latino students.

“Educating Latino youth is important for our future. We’re proud so many students we’ve supported over the years have been able to pursue higher education,” said Bob Delgado, President and CEO of Hensley Beverage Company.
Event participants include many of the state’s top corporate leaders and small business owners. Breakfast and lunch are provided for all players.  All proceeds go to fund the AZHCC Foundation Scholarship Fund and the ASU Hispanic Business Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Tee time is 8:45 a.m. For information on purchasing tournament foursomes or sponsorship opportunities, contact Natalia Ronceria Ceballos at 602-294-6085 or NataliaC@azhcc.com.

About Hensley Beverage Company
Hensley Beverage Company distributes a portfolio of more than 700 brands that include global Anheuser-Busch flagship brands Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Becks; many craft beers such as Four Peaks, Sierra Nevada, Odell Brewing, and Firestone Walker; a fast-growing spirits category that includes 3 Amigos tequila, Hammer & Sickle vodka and other fine spirits; a diverse assortment of non-alcohol brands, along with the vast line up of domestic and imported wines from Hensley's wine division, Quench Fine Wines.   Hensley began its operation in 1955, currently serves 7,000 retail customers and employs 800 people in the greater Phoenix, Prescott, and Tucson areas.  For more information, visit www.hensley.com.

About the AZHCC Foundation
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1948. The AZHCC Foundation was created in 1991 to support statewide economic and business development initiatives to support and develop the next generation of Arizona business leaders. Under the auspices of the Foundation, the organization's offers annual scholarships to business majors at NCA-accredited schools in Arizona and students pursuing business-oriented degree programs at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). The Foundation also oversees the operation of the Phoenix MBDA Business Center, funded by the U.S. Commerce Department and manages fundraising efforts for the forthcoming Business Center for Economic Diversity and Excellence, designed to serve as the state’s most important resource for the development of Hispanic- and minority-owned business enterprises and to connect this ever expanding market to the corporate community to create a more globally competitive and economically diverse Arizona. We encourage you to connect with us on FacebookYouTubeLinkedIn and Twitter
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