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Safeway Open Tournament Director David Babcock and Tim Wall, one of Silverado Resort and Spa’s owners, get ready to unload donated water with help of the National Guard for victims of the Napa wildfires.

Executive Director Jeff Sanders announced Tuesday that the Safeway Open, a PGA Tour event presented by Chevron, will donate $200,000 in support of fire relief efforts in Napa and Sonoma Counties.

The Safeway Open was held at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa and concluded just hours prior to the start of the wildfires on Sunday, Oct. 8.

“We are greatly saddened by the loss of life and devastation the recent wildfires have caused in Napa and the surrounding communities,” Sanders said in a press release. “The tournament’s success for local charities this year was driven by the incredible support of the people of Napa and the Silverado community. The Safeway Open is committed to supporting the relief efforts and rebuilding of Napa and the surrounding wine country.”

The contribution from the Safeway Open comes just after Albertsons Companies, parent company of Safeway, announced a point of sale fundraising campaign across stores in its Western divisions toward fire relief efforts in California. The Albertsons Companies Foundation pledged to match $500,000.

“Supporting the communities where we live and serve our customers is at the heart of our company’s culture,” said Bob Miller, Chairman and CEO of Albertsons Companies, the parent company of Safeway. “Safeway and the Safeway Open golf event will continue to support those in the Napa Valley region as they rebuild from this tragedy.”

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