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Spirit AeroSystems Charity Golf Classic Awards $400,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Community Partners

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 7, 2017 – Spirit AeroSystems announced today that 21 grants from the Spirit AeroSystems Charity Golf Classic will contribute $400,000 to nonprofit organizations in Kansas, Oklahoma and North Carolina, which is more than double the amount raised in previous years.

The 2017 grant recipients are:


Hunger Relief: $145,000

Community Food Bank of East Oklahoma
Kansas Food Bank

Mary’s Kitchen Food Bank of North Carolina

Senior Services, Meals on Wheels

Education: $125,000

Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland

Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation

The Pando Initiative

Real Men Real Heroes

Sigma Pi Phi Business Fraternity

Society of Women Engineers Wichita

Wichita Public Library Foundation

Wichita Chapter of The Links, Incorporated


Health & Wellness: $130,000


Lenoir-Green United Way

Rainbows United

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Special Olympics Kansas

United Way of the Plains

United Way of Central Oklahoma
Wichita Children’s Home

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 $1.2 million for charity. Funds raised at the annual event support children’s charities providing hunger relief, educational opportunities and health and wellness programs.

“Our combined efforts in raising funds at the Spirit Charity Golf Classic makes a huge impact on the communities where Spirit employees live and work,” said Ron Rabe, Spirit senior vice president of Fabrication and Supply Chain. “These nonprofit organizations are critical to providing much-needed community services, especially for at-risk youth. We’re excited and proud that this year we can make double the impact with double the funds.”

The seventh annual Spirit Charity Golf Classic was held Aug. 31, 2017. 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. 6. Spirit will also present checks at manufacturing locations in Oklahoma and North Carolina.


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