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SHOP ‘n SAVE® Ends Yearly Fundraising Efforts on a High Note, Donating $121,912 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Retailer Sold Shamrocks In-Store, Hosted Annual Golf Outing to Raise Funds

Pittsburgh, Pa. – July 25, 2016 – SHOP ‘n SAVE®, the independently owned and operated grocery chain with more than 90 stores in Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Ohio and West Virginia, wrapped-up its yearly fundraising efforts benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Monday, July 18th with the 18th Annual SHOP ‘n SAVE Walter Knopp Golf Classic at Edgewood Country Club. As a result of the collective fundraising efforts, both in-store and at the golf outing, the retailer was able to donate $121,912 to the MDA in the fight against muscle debilitating diseases.

The annual golf outing was named in honor of the late Walter Knopp, a beloved member of the SHOP ‘n SAVE family who rose through the ranks in the grocery business, from stock boy to owner of three SHOP ‘n SAVE store locations; Heidelberg, Century Square and South Fayette. Knopp, who suffered from ALS and passed in 2004, is honored through the annual golf outing that now bears his name.

Ahead of the annual golf outing, SHOP ‘n SAVE sold paper shamrock cut-outs in-store February 15th through March 16th, which they have done for the past 18 years. The monies raised through the sale of these shamrocks benefitted the MDA and directly contributed to research to advance treatment and cures of muscle debilitating diseases, provided access to MDA care centers across America and helped send kids with Muscular Dystrophy to summer camp.

The New Castle SHOP ‘n SAVE raised the most money through the sale of shamrocks in-store, with $3,377 raised. As a result of these efforts, storeowner, Dan Falcone, was the recipient of the MDA Achievement Award and was presented with a trophy at the SHOP ‘n SAVE Walter Knopp Golf Classic.

“We couldn’t have done this without the commitment of our retailers” said Don Fabian, Senior Merchandiser, SHOP ‘n SAVE. “We’re so proud to be a part of this incredible initiative. It means so much to us to be able to give back to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.”

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About SHOP ‘n SAVE:

There are more than 90 independently owned and operated SHOP ‘n SAVE stores in Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. SHOP ‘n SAVE offers customers everyday low prices on name brand and private label products. For more information, visit