H-E-B Tournament of Champions raises more than $5 million to benefit Texas nonprofits

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An annual charity event hosted by retailer H-E-B this week raised more than $5.3 million to benefit 200 Texas nonprofit organizations.

More than 1,400 H-E-B vendors and suppliers have gathered from June 6 to 8 to participate in the 2011 H-E-B Tournament of Champions, which is an integral part of H-E-B’s annual charitable giving, the retailer said. Participants this year volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House to landscape, paint and install playground equipment. Participants also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity to landscape and perform exterior work on seven homes, including one home known as the H-E-B Tournament of Champions Habitat Home.

Since its inception, the event has raised more than $52.3 million, H-E-B said.

“This year’s Tournament of Champions is off to a fantastic start, thanks to the strong support of our suppliers and vendors,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B group VP public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs. “The funds raised by the tournament will enable H-E-B to support children’s organizations in Texas that are making a positive impact in the community.”

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