WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ -- Six grants from the Spirit AeroSystems Charity Golf Classic will contribute $105,000 to nonprofit organizations in Kansas, Oklahoma and North Carolina.
The 2015 grant recipients are:
Kansas Food Bank - $30,000
Community Food Bank of East Oklahoma - $20,000
Mary's Kitchen Food Bank of North Carolina - $10,000
Real Men Real Heroes - $15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas - $20,000
Rainbows United - $10,000
The annual Spirit Charity Golf Classic event raises money for nonprofit organizations in Spirit communities and builds relationships with Spirit's supplier partners. Since its founding in 2011, the classic has raised $700,000 for charity. Funds raised at the annual event support children's charities providing educational opportunities and hunger relief programs.
"The money raised at the Spirit Charity Golf Classic will improve lives," said Alan Young, Spirit vice president, Global Supply Chain Management and chief procurement officer. "These organizations do valuable work in the communities where we live and work. We look forward to seeing them make a difference with these grants."
The fifth annual Spirit Charity Golf Classic was held Aug. 27, 2015. The private event recognizes Spirit AeroSystems suppliers with a day of golf and hospitality events while raising money for charitable organizations.
Checks were presented to recipients at an event held at Spirit AeroSystems headquarters Dec. 1. Spirit will also present checks at manufacturing locations in Oklahoma and North Carolina.
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About Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., USA, is one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Prestwick, Scotland; Subang, Malaysia; and Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.
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