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Pizza Nova golf event supports students’ breakfast


June 14, 2018
By Canadian Pizza
Pizza Nova president Domenic Primucci (left), founder Sam Primucci (middle) and family members present the proceeds in an official cheque presentation ceremony to Oriel Thomson, partnership and resource development manager of Student Nutrition Ontario. Photo courtesy CNW Group/Pizza Nova

Toronto – Pizza Nova’s annual Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $50,000 in support of Student Nutrition Ontario, an non-profit organization that provides breakfasts and snacks for students in Ontario schools.

The money was raised through Pizza Nova’s 23rd annual Charity Golf Tournamenton, held June 5 at the Station Creek Golf course in Gormley, Ont.

“With the support and generosity of guests who registered for this exciting one-day event and through sponsorships, raffles and silent auctions, it was a great success raising $51,542 for Student Nutrition Ontario!” Pizza Nova said in a news release. It is estimated the money raised will provide a healthy morning meal or snack at school for 25,000 students.

Pizza Nova’s partnership with Student Nutrition Ontario began in 2015 with “Coins For Breakfast,” a program that supports Student Nutrition Ontario through all 140 Pizza Nova stores participating with in-store donation boxes that customers can place loose change into. To date, Pizza Nova has raised over $120,000 for the organization. 

“Student Nutrition Ontario is a network of 14 charities that oversee the Ontario Student Nutrition Program. We support student success by offering nutritious foods and building supportive communities. We represent over one million children age 3 to 18, who receive breakfast, a snack and sometimes lunch at school each day. We believe that no child deserves to go hungry and it is our mission to ensure that children are well fed and able to learn at school. Together we work with 4,600 programs across Ontario and last year we served over 86,000,000 meals to students. It is only through the generous support of partners like Pizza Nova, that we are able to meet the needs of our program and communities,” said Oriel Thomson, partnership and resource development manager of Student Nutrition Ontario.