Top Shot @ Topgolf

Tee it Up for Scholarships

The CGA Educational Foundation invites new and experienced players to join Top Shot @ Topgolf to raise funds for the CGAEF College Scholarship Program. In 2023, more than $750,000 in college scholarships and tuition reimbursement grants will be awarded to grocery industry employees and their families.

No golfing ability? No problem! Topgolf is a game that anyone can play (and win). Score points by hitting micro-chipped golf balls at giant dartboard-like targets on an outfield. The closer you get your ball to the center or ‘bullseye’ and the further the distance, the more points earned.

Thursday, October 19, 2023
10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Topgolf Roseville | Roseville, CA

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.

(as of 9/22/2023)
Cardenas Markets
Adam Salgado, Chief Marketing Officer

Foods Etc.
Darin Austin, Meat Department Manager
Lamont Kucer, Store Manager
Andrew Pierson, Owner

Gelson’s Markets
Jacquie Slobom, Sr. Director, Store Operations

Grocery Outlet, Inc.
Players TBD

Mar-Val Food Stores
Tyler Kidd, Supervisor/Buyer
Additional Players TBD

Mollie Stone’s Markets
Elliott Stone, General Manager
Additional Players TBD

North State Grocery
Brad Askeland, President/CEO
Doug Duggins, Vice President – North Division
Laurence Kincaid, Sav-Mor Foods Director (Grocery)
Patty Zimmerman, Holiday Market Director (DSD/GM/Liquor)

Nutricion Fundamental, Inc.
Jon Giannini, General Manager

Joe Lima, Senior Merchant
Jon Haduca, Associate Category Manager
Additional Players TBD

Phil Fernandez, Assistant Liquor Manager
Hector Fuentes, Store Director
Matt Kurtz, Assistant Sales Manager (Beverages)
Blake Mendenhall, Marketing Promo Manager
Amy Nunes, Assistant Sales Manager (Meals)
Joe Ortiz, National Category Director, Corporate Merchandising
Erica Tabler, Assistant Sales Manager (Hispanic/Ethnic)
Steve Torgerson, Acting Center of Store Operations

Smart & Final Stores
Mike Barter, Director, Operations
Rich Tovatt, Group Vice President, Perishables & Merchandising

Susanville Supermarkets IGA
Todd Eid, Chief Operations Officer
Jessica Miller, Owner

The Save Mart Companies
Frank Chandler, Sales Director (Beer, Wine & Liquor)
Greg Compagnone, Sr. Sales Director (GM/HBC)
Donovan Ford, Sr. Vice President/Chief Operations Officer
John Norman, Vice President, Save Mart Operations

United Markets
Andrea Franks, Store Director
Jeffrey French, Store Director

Event Schedule

Top Shot @ Top Golf features multiple rounds of play interspersed with lunch, networking opportunities, and the closing reception with prizes.

10:00 am – Registration & Practice
11:00 am – Round One of Play
12:15 pm – Buffet Lunch & Networking
1:15 pm – Round Two of Play
2:30 pm – Closing Program and Prizes
3:30 pm – Tournament Concludes


Contact Miriam Ellis by email or at (916) 448-3545.