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PGA of America donates $250,000 to GCSAA’s philanthropic organization

PGA has been longtime supporter of Environmental Institute for Golf

Lawrence, Kan. (Oct. 29, 2019) — The PGA of America has committed its support to fostering golf’s sustainability with a $250,000 donation over five years to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

“We are fortunate to be in an industry where organizations representing the different aspects of the game come together for the greater good,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “This generous gift from the PGA of America allows us to fund research, education and advocacy that helps strengthen all aspects of the game.”

The PGA’s gift will be used for EIFG-funded programs such as First Green, a STEM-education program that brings school children to golf courses; the Best Management Practices initiative that showcases environmental sustainability; and advocacy efforts that give a voice to golf at all levels of government.

The PGA of America has historically been an avid supporter of various EIFG initiatives, and this pledge marks the fifth time the PGA has made a donation of $100,000 or more. In addition, Darrell Crall, PGA of America chief operating officer, sits on the EIFG Board of Trustees.

“The PGA of America is proud to support the work of the Environmental Institute for Golf," said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. “We know that in the capable hands of the EIFG, our donation will have a positive effect on the environment and all who love the game of golf.”

The PGA’s gift is part of a five-year commitment to the EIFG and its mission of fostering sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game.

About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to more than 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at GCMonline.com.

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact:
Angela Hartmann
Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)
ahartmann@gcsaa.org