Utilimaster is continuing its commitment to the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, which raises funds to be donated to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year, Utilimaster contributed $46,000, marking the brand's fifth annual sponsorship of the St. Jude Invitational, which will be held August 5-8, 2021, at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.
"At Utilimaster, we are committed to supporting our clients in their efforts to improve their local communities," said Chad Heminover, president, Fleet Vehicles & Services, The Shyft Group. "We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The funds from this event will help advance the important mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ensuring no family needs to pay for treatment."
This sponsorship is one of the many philanthropic events The Shyft Group supports in the communities where its employees and customers live and work. At this year's event, Shyft's Utilimaster brand will feature two FedEx delivery vehicles on the golf course—a Velocity M3 and a Velocity F2, both of which have revolutionized last-mile package delivery.
Since St. Jude Children's Research Hospital became the sole beneficiary of the event in 1970, more than $50 million has been donated to the hospital through sponsorships like this one. The funds are used to support patients and their families through treatments needed to help defeat cancer and other life-threatening diseases in children, and the research needed to prevent them.