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Stater Bros. Charities Kola Cares for Kids Radiothon Raises $161,300 for Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

All proceeds from the Radiothon will benefit the Children's Hospital

Transport Team

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27, 2008, Stater Bros. Charities, the newly established philanthropic arm of Stater Bros. Markets, presented the 6th Annual Stater Bros. Charities Kola Cares for Kids Radiothon. The Radiothon raised $161,300 and provided 628 KOLA Bears to bring comfort to patients at the Children's Hospital.


"Stater Bros. Charities was pleased to sign on as the presenting sponsor of this year's Radiothon benefiting the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets. "With the economy struggling right now, we were proud to be able to step in and fill the gap to help our community children achieve a brighter and healthier future!"

All proceeds from the Radiothon will go directly to the Transport Team at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. The LLUCH Transport Team utilizes each KOLA bear in a very special way to help bring comfort to the children and families visiting the Children's Hospital.

About Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital serves 1.2 million children living in San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono Counties. Offering a full range of pediatric healthcare services, Children's Hospital is known around the world for its pediatric cardiac program and is where the surgery to perform infant heart transplantation was developed. For more information, go to the Children's Hospital web site at

About Stater Bros. Charities

For more than 72 years, Stater Bros. Markets has been a pillar of support in the local community. Last year, Stater Bros. contributed more than $15 million to local non-profit organizations. Now the company has established a new venture, Stater Bros. Charities, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The purpose of Stater Bros. Charities is to give back to the communities Stater Bros. Markets is privileged to serve. With an emphasis on programs that benefit hunger relief, children's welfare, services for the elderly and care for our Nation's Veterans, Stater Bros. Charities will be able to help with some of the most critical needs in communities throughout Southern California.

About Stater Bros. Markets

Stater Bros. Markets was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2007 of $3.7 billion. The Company currently operates 165 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees.



Sarah Cain

Executive Director

Stater Bros. Charities


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