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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 7:06 p.m., May 13, 2014 Updated 7:06 p.m., May 13, 2014

Benefit Golf Outing Raises Over $370,000 for Vitamin Angels

The Vitamin Shoppe and Nature’s Value Host Fundraiser in Support of Vitamin Angels.

Over 200 golfers teed off at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey for a good cause at the 5th Annual Vitamin Angels Benefit Golf Outing on Monday, May 5.


SANTA BARBARA, CA – Over 200 golfers teed off at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey for a good cause at the 5th Annual Vitamin Angels Benefit Golf Outing on Monday, May 5. The event, co-hosted by The Vitamin Shoppe and Nature’s Value, Inc., raised over $370,000 for Vitamin Angels, bringing the total raised during the 5-year course of the event to almost $2,000,000.

“What a difference we have made,” said Doug Jones, Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Vitamin Shoppe. “The hundreds of thousands of children that will get vitamins in the coming year would smile and say, ‘thank you’ for the help that was provided them through this fundraiser.”

Aside from an enjoyable time on the course in good company, golfers had the chance to win hole-in-one prizes on all of the par 3 holes, participate in a raffle and bid on silent auction items. Following golf, attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner.

“Five years of co-hosting this event with the Vitamin Shoppe has gone by so quickly,” said Oscar Ramjeet, the President of Nature’s Value. “The amount we have raised and children we have helped show the true heart and soul of the people in our industry.”

As part of the evening’s events, Howard Schiffer, the President and Founder of Vitamin Angels, was the featured guest speaker.

“This marks the 5th year of the Vitamin Shoppe and Nature’s Value Golf Event for Vitamin Angels,” said Schiffer. “The 5th year is also a major milestone for children who are facing chronic undernutrition. If we can help children reach their 5th birthday, they have a good chance of being able to lead full and productive lives. We are grateful to all the participants for their continued support!”

The event was made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: The Vitamin Shoppe, Nature’s Value, Barrington Nutritionals, H&M USA, Inc., Package All Corp., Vitaquest, Dymatize Nutrition, Generichem, Kaneka Nutrients, Natural Factors, New Chapter, NutriForce Nutrition/Betancourt Nutrition, AnMar International Ltd., Glanbia Nutritionals, Horphag Research Inc., OhYeah! (ISS Research), Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., Inc., Lonza, Maximum Human Performance (MHP), Naturex, Stauber, Arizona Nutritional Supplements, Redefine Nutrition/FinaFlex (Lonestar Distribution), Pharma Science Nutrients, Iovate Health Sciences International Inc., Gemini Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Unyson Logistics Printing and Signage, Earth Digital, Bialow Real Estate, Agropur Ingredients, BDS Natural Products, BioCaps Enterprises, Inc., Elite Ingredients, LLC, Farbest Brands, FutureCeuticals, Garden of Life, Merchco Services, Inc., M&T Bank, Natrol, Suan Farma Inc., Suheung Capsule Company, Workday, MS Packaging and Supply Corp., ISS Research, Top Secret Nutrition, Woodstock Farm Manufacturing, Vega, Reserve Life Nutrition, Whole Foods Magazine.

About The Vitamin Shoppe

The Vitamin Shoppe is a leading multi-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products based in North Bergen, New Jersey. In its stores and on its website, the company carries one of the most comprehensive retail assortments in the industry, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and health and beauty aids. In addition to offering 400 national brand products, the Vitamin Shoppe also exclusively carries products under The Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete and MyTrition brands. The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 600 company-operated retail stores under The Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail banners, and through its website, www.VitaminShoppe.com.

About Nature’s Value

Nature’s Value is one of the world’s premier nutritional supplement manufacturers. For over 20 years Nature’s Value has been producing only the finest quality nutritional supplements. Nature’s Value is part of the industry that promotes good health and well-being in individuals’ lives. Its goal is to provide seamless, fully integrated manufacturing services at quality and price levels that meet or exceed our client’s needs and expectations.

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