PITTSBURGH – July 13, 2011 – For the eleventh year SHOP 'n SAVE®, the independently owned and operated grocery chain with more than 70 stores in Western Pa., Ohio and West Virginia, will serve as the presenting sponsor of the annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP). The PVGP is America's largest vintage race and features more than ten days of events and activities. Events began on July 10 with a kickoff rally and run through July 24. To date, SHOP 'n SAVE's combined efforts have helped fuel more than $2.6 million in donations for PVGP charities, The Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
"SHOP 'n SAVE has spent more than a decade as presenting sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and it serves as a reflection of our retailers' commitment to help raise money for The Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School," said Rich Haeflein, advertising account manager for SUPERVALU, which supplies the independently owned and operated SHOP 'n SAVE stores.
As in previous years, SHOP 'n SAVE will host a hospitality tent during the signature race weekend (July 23-24) that is open to the public and located on the Schenley Park Golf Course in Oakland. Event attendees can have their picture taken at the Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile, see AJ Foyt's Indy Race Car and listen to music provided by the Street Level Band, a local and popular band. Silver Star Meats, locally owned since 1964, will serve its hot dogs and D'italia sausages, and the Turkey Hill swirled cow mascot will be handing out free ice cream samples. The hospitality tent is free to the public, but donations are requested. All proceeds are contributed to the PVGP charities.
"SHOP 'n SAVE has been a driving force for this event for 11 years. We continue to be impressed with their dedication to our event and our charities," said PVGP Executive Director Dan DelBianco. "The retailers take an active role in the Grand Prix with their Hospitality Tent at the races and through their local store promotions. It has been a great partnership that has doubled our charitable contributions and fueled the tremendous growth of our event worldwide."
About SHOP ‘n SAVE:
There are more than 70 independently owned and operated SHOP ‘n SAVE stores in Western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia. SHOP ‘n SAVE offers customers everyday low prices on name brand and private label products. For more information, visit www.shopnsavefood.com