Medicines for Humanity (MFH), the non-profit international organization that is dedicated to reducing child mortality in impoverished communities worldwide, has honored Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) with its 2011 Humanitarian of the Year award. The presentation was made last night at a fundraising event held at the World Trade Center Seaport Hotel in Boston.When presenting the award, Medicines for Humanity Board member, Thomas M. O’Neill stated, “GMCR has established a global footprint of caring, and demonstrated proactive concern for the well being of the neediest children. In Rwanda, they seek out these children, and make sure they have life-saving healthcare services. They have shown the world how to use resources wisely to create enduring goodness.”Rick Peyser, GMCR’s Director of Social Advocacy and Coffee Community Outreach, accepted the award on behalf of GMCR. In his acceptance speech, Peyser noted, “Green Mountain is honored to receive this recognition from Medicines for Humanity. We have focused on improving the quality of life for coffee farmers and their families at the household level in our coffee-growing communities. We are gratified to have a partner like Medicines for Humanity that wants to work in countries like Rwanda, where the need is the greatest.” GMCR has announced that the company will continue to help fund the MFH child survival projects in the Southern Province of Rwanda for an additional four years. “We are extremely grateful to GMCR for this additional commitment,” stated MFH Executive Director, Tim Bilodeau. “We have a program in place that is reaching the most vulnerable children and effectively reducing child mortality.” Mr. Peyser added, “We are delighted to expand our support of MFH’s work in Rwanda, a country that produces very high quality coffee, yet is challenged with one of the highest rates of infant and child mortality in the coffee growing world.” Celebrating its 30th year in business, GMCR has been on a journey to create and sustain a values-driven company that views profit as a means to achieve a higher purpose. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. From its work to curb chronic food insecurity in coffee growing communities to its employee-led grant making efforts in local communities, GMCR works in pursuit of its stated purpose: to create the ultimate coffee experience in every life we touch, from tree to cup ‘ transforming the way the world views business.Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing child mortality and improving child health in economically poor communities worldwide. Every day, more than 20,000 children die because they lack access to basic medicines and primary healthcare. MFH was founded in 1997 to provide direct and effective responses to this injustice.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig Single-Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.GMCR-C ROCKLAND, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Twelve months ago, top seed Luke Donald lost to bottom seed Ernie Els, the same happened to Steve Stricker against Ross McGowan three years ago and, in between, Lee Westwood was knocked out in the second round by Nick Watney. Lowry, winner of the 2009 Irish Open when still an amateur, was in line to face Tiger Woods until Swede Fredrik Jacobson, in the field as the replacement for injured Brandt Snedeker, finished joint third at the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles. “I suppose I would rather (play) Rory,” Lowry said before knowing which of the two superstars it would be. I would be intimidated if I played Tiger. Since I started golf it’s always been Tiger who’s been the greatest. Standing on that first tee against him would be nerve-racking. “I’d enjoy playing Rory and there probably is a bit of pressure on him, what with the change of clubs and having not played for a month since missing the cut at Abu Dhabi.” But Lowry also told the Daily Telegraph: “Rory is Rory – he’s still the best in the world. It’s funny, we’ve never played against each other before, despite coming through the amateur ranks together. “The way I look at it is that, whoever I play, I’ll have nothing to lose and everything to gain. This is going to be a great experience and a great chance to prove myself against the best. “If I play my best golf I’ll have a really good chance of beating whoever I’m up against. I’ll tell myself that I came up against the best in the Irish Open (McIlroy was in the field) and a nobody – and I managed to win that.” Press Association The world number one, who was out of sorts with his new Nike clubs in Abu Dhabi last month, has chosen the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson for his second appearance. Shane Lowry, a team-mate of McIlroy when Ireland won the European amateur title six years ago and stablemate now, is his opponent in Wednesday’s opening round at Dove Mountain. Sixty-seven places separate them on the world rankings but McIlroy, runner-up to Hunter Mahan last year, needs to be on his guard on a day that also sees a clash between the two other Irish golfers in the field – Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington. Rory McIlroy lasted only two rounds in his first tournament of the year, but his return to action this week could be even shorter.