Ruiz 4 Kids has announced the recipients of their 2015 Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarships Awards. Three of this year’s scholarship winners are from Corcoran High School. All scholarship dollars are raised via the Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational. This year, Ruiz 4 Kids has awarded $285,500 to 281 students. Since its inception, Ruiz 4 Kids has awarded over $2M in scholarships.
“The choice to further ones education is not only a life decision, but a financial decision as well,” said Ron Woods, Ruiz 4 Kids president. “Whether a student chooses to pursue a trade school or four year college education, our scholarships will help ease the financial burden and turn a student’s dream of higher education into reality.”
Graduates from Corcoran High School who were awarded scholarships are Daisy Chavez, Jose Hernandez and Vanessa Rodriguez.
Ruiz 4 Kids, a non-profit organization formed in conjunction with Ruiz Foods, was founded in 1990 when Ruiz Team members approached Fred Ruiz asking him to help them explore ways to assist families with children in need. Since then, Ruiz 4 Kids has organized two annual fundraising events-a golf invitational to raise monies for scholarships and a fiesta event to raise monies for area non-profits who are in need to grow their children-focused programs.
Ruiz Foods Products, Inc. is a privately owned corporation with corporate offices in Dinuba. Kim Ruiz Beck, the elder daughter of Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Fred Ruiz, is Chairman. Rachel Cullen is President and CEO.
Ruiz Foods is dedicated to premium quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial and foodservice. The El Monterey® brand is the market leader within the frozen Mexican food category in the U.S. Tornados®, the company’s snack brand, is the America’s favorite roller grill item across the nation. Ruiz Foods employs over 2,500 Team Members in four facilities located in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.ElMonterey.com or www.myTornados.com.