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Everglades superintendents donate

Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association donates $5,000 to Environmental Institute for Golf

Gift maintains chapter’s Platinum Tee Club membership

Lawrence, Kan. (Sept. 28, 2018) – The Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association has donated $5,000 to support the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). With the donation, the chapter renews its Platinum Tee Club status within the EIFG’s annual giving program. That program recognizes organizations that give $5,000 or more annually to the EIFG.

The Everglades GCSA is recognized in the Presidential Club giving level of the EIFG’s Cumulative Giving Program. The Presidential Club recognizes donors who have given between $100,000 and $249,999 since 1987.

“Engaged chapters like the Everglades GCSA are the backbone of our association,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA and EIFG CEO. “Their donation to the EIFG helps us continue to support the future of the game through research, education and advocacy.”

The Everglades GCSA was founded in 1968. It is one of 99 GCSAA-affiliated chapters in North America.

“The Everglades GCSA is always proud to donate money each year to help fund the EIFG. I know I speak for the entire chapter when I say that as Golf Course Superintendents, we all understand and respect the balance between turfgrass conditioning and the environment,” said Everglades GCSA President Aaron Ohloff. “It is extremely important that the EIFG continues to have the resources necessary to continue their efforts of research, education, and advocacy.”

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 nearly 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 or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

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 or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Angela Hartmann
Associate Director, Communications
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