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Advance Auto Parts donates $475,000 to Building Homes for Heroes


Advance Auto Parts presented Building Homes for Heroes with a ceremonial announced donation in the amount of $475,000 at the inaugural Advance Auto Parts Charity Challenge Pro-Am on August 27, 2012. It is the largest single dollar donation received by Building Homes for Heroes since the charity's inception. The event was held at the historic Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Advance Auto Parts also made significant donations to the American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Club of America, and JDRF at the event, totaling $2,000,000.

Thanks to its CEO Darren Jackson, Advance Auto Parts has now donated over $500,000 to assist the men and women of the military and Building Homes for Heroes. As a result, Advance Auto Parts will be helping to gift as many as 30 homes, nationwide, over the next 12 months. Building Homes for Heroes was represented in the tournament by professional golfer Scott Stallings, who plays on the PGA Tour, and Brian Kessler, the COO of Johnson Controls Power Solutions.

Money raised benefited four charities

ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2012-- Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, announced today that the Company and its vendor partners, raised $2 million for four charities at its recent inaugural charity Pro-Am tournament. Proceeds from the Pro-Am benefited JDRF, the American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Building Homes for Heroes. Celebrity teams from the PGA Tour and entertainment industry golfed with vendor sponsors, with each team representing one of the charities and competing for a share of the $2 million purse.

The tournament results are as follows:

1st Place

American Cancer Society - $650,000

2nd Place (tie)

Boys and Girls Clubs of America - $475,000

2nd Place (tie)

Building Homes for Heroes - $475,000

4th Place

JDRF - $400,000

“It’s been a humbling and inspirational experience to witness our vendors, Team Members and communities come together in support of these wonderful organizations,” said Darren Jackson, President and CEO.

Every year Advance Auto Parts serves millions of customers in thousands of stores across the United States, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, while also supporting a variety of worthy causes locally, regionally and nationally.

“I am extremely proud of the impact our vendors have made and the commitment they have shown to supporting Advance’s charitable efforts,” said Charles Tyson, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Building Homes for Heroes is committed to supporting those who have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, with a goal to build homes for families in dire need.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents and adults with this disease. JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.

About Advance Auto Parts

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of July 14, 2012, the Company operated 3,692 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

Source: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Shelly Whitaker, APR, 540-561-8452