2022 Top Shot @ Topgolf

Tee it Up for Scholarships

On Thursday, October 13, more than 150 grocery retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers from across the state joined the second annual CGAEF Top Shot @ Topgolf tournament for a day of networking and fundraising for the CGAEF College Scholarship and Tuition Reimbursement Programs.

“This new style of golf tournament is a fantastic opportunity to help fund our two main giving programs. It allows players of all skills levels to network with their industry peers while raising money to support the next generation of leaders in the grocery industry,” said CGAEF President Ron Fong. “The Foundation is extremely appreciative of the many companies that joined this first-of-its-kind tournament. Your support helps deserving college students of all ages fulfill their educational goals.”

Tournament Winners

First Place – Mark Anthony Brands
Scott Kimbow
Paul Jansky
Dan Muldoon
Brandon Molisee

Second Place – Bimbo Bakeries USA

Hank Almanza
Tony Howard
Aaron Littleton
Juan Trillas

Third Place – Anheuser-Busch

Taylor Chappell
Chris Downing
Matt Jacob
Greg Sheldon

Best Effort Player
Mercedes Ben, C&S Wholesale Grocers

Retailer Participation

Registered supplier foursomes will anchor their bay and receive dedicated play time with four (4) retail customers during two rounds of Topgolf play. Retailer participants will travel from bay to bay visiting with CGAEF tournament supporters.

Cardenas Markets
Adam Salgado, Chief Marketing Officer

Costco Wholesale
Nathan DeAtley, Frozen Buyer, Bay Area Region
Jennifer Ortega, Dry Grocery Buyer, Bay Area Region
Jon Wistrand, AGMM, Bay Area Region
Jaime Leal, Foods Buyer, Los Angeles Region
Brian Zuhlke, Sundries Buyer, Los Angeles Region

Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel Markets
Carlos Carrasco, Grocery Buyer
Marty Colridge, Sr. Director, Center Store
Jasid Khan, Grocery Buyer
Jimmy Masuda, Specialty Buyer

Gelson’s Markets
Tim Mahoney, Vice President, Operations
Jacquie Slobom, Sr. Director, Store Operations

Grocery Outlet, Inc.
Greg Kobayashi, Director, Purchasing – Beer/Wine/Spirits
Paul Miller, Vice President, Purchasing – Grocery
Jon Stewart, Director, Purchasing – Meat/Seafood
Weldon Weatherly – Vice President, Purchasing – Frozen/Deli/Meat

Mar-Val Food Stores
Tyler Kidd, Supervisor/Buyer/Produce Supervisor
Jeremy Rogers, Colfax Store Manager

North State Grocery
Brad Askeland, Chief Operating Officer
Mike Bible, Vice President, Purchasing & Marketing
Gary Reese, Vice President, Fresh Foods

Nutricion Fundamental, Inc.
Mike Amiri, Chief Executive Officer
Jon Giannini, General Manager

Anthony Dyer, Director, Alcohol, GM & Grocery Non-Edibles
Andy Graves, Merchant – Beverage
Mike Johnson, Merchant – Center Store Grocery
Joe Lima, Senior Merchant – Frozen Food & Commercial Bread
Jeff Tawson, Merchant – Household/Pet

Susan Bell, Deli Sales Manager
Mariah Clinton, Assistant Sales Manager
Matt Kurtz, Assistant Sales Manager
Kevin Lovell, Sr. Vice President, Operations
Kristin Zierau, Marketing Director

Smart & Final Stores
Will Miller, Vice President, Produce
Doug Threadgill, Sr. Category Manager
Rich Tovatt, Group Vice President, Perishables & Merchandising
Daryl Zgodzay, Vice President, Meat/Deli/Bakery

The Save Mart Companies
Donovan Ford, Senior Vice President, Retail Operations
Bobby McDowell, Vice President, Lucky Banner

United Markets
Michael Lovi, General Manager
Kelly Smith, President