Office Supply Industry Partners Raise Nearly $100,000 at 10thAnnual META Foundation Golf Tournament

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Money raised will be used to fund scholarships for Hispanic students in Southern California.

META continues to provide college scholarships to Hispanic students in Southern California thanks to the support of the office product industry at the 10th Annual META Foundation Golf Tournament that raised $98,740.

“The office products industry and the rest of our corporate sponsors really stepped up to support students in our community and we are grateful for their continued efforts to help deserving students achieve their dreams of going to four-year universities.” said Steves Rodriguez, META Board President.

More than 160 players took part in the tournament, held at the Los Coyotes Country Club in Buena Park, CA on October 3, 2011. Lead support for the tournament came from United Stationers, City Fibers, Office Solutions, and HON Office Furniture. Other office product sponsors included: ACCO Brands, Avery Dennison, Domtar, Office Depot, Pilot, BIC, and S.P. Richards. They were joined by financial services and other corporate sponsors including: Bank of the West, City National Bank, Farmers and Merchants Bank and CAPS Universal. Their support was instrumental in allowing META to enjoy its most successful tournament ever and continue to fund scholarships for deserving students from the community.

About META
META is a nonprofit organization, providing mentorship and scholarships to Hispanic youth in Southern California with the vision of increasing the opportunities for Hispanics to become successful business and community leaders. Dozens of students have benefitted from the scholarships provided and are graduating from college with Bachelor’s Degrees at more than double the national average for students without META support.

Co-founded by Bob Mairena, CEO of Office Solutions, one of the top 500 Hispanic owned businesses, the organization has grown in 10 years from a handful of friends interested in raising money to provide scholarships to local students, to an organization
that has the vision to make a large scale impact for Hispanic students in the Southern California community.

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