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Silent auction raises $123,037 for GCSAA

Golf Industry Show Silent Auction raises $123,037

Proceeds benefit the Environmental Institute for Golf

Lawrence, Kan. (March 5, 2019) – The 2019 Golf Industry Show Silent Auction, conducted in February, raised $123,037 to benefit the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

While the 2019 Golf Industry Show took place Feb. 2-7 in San Diego, the Silent Auction continued online on www.BiddingForGood.com until Feb. 18. A total of 348 items were donated to the auction, which ranged from course accessories to irrigation products to autographed memorabilia. The 2019 auction total increased by $14,000 over 2018.

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“Through the generous donations of our industry partners and others, the Silent Auction is able to offer hundreds of items at a fraction of the retail cost,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “Superintendents and others get significant savings while raising funds for the EIFG.

Proceeds from the auction support programs and tools that are core to the EIFG – research, education and advocacy – for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game.

The most popular item sold was a Club Car Carryall 502 utility vehicle, which received the most bids in the auction and sold for $9,205.

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
Associate Director, Communications
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)
ahartmann@gcsaa.org