Aquatrols extends support of Robert A. Moore Endowment
Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO; Andy Moore, Aquatrols director of sales; Demie Moore, Aquatrols corporate relations; Tracy Jarman, president/CEO of Aquatrols; and Sandy Queen, CGCS, GCSAA immediate past president
Aquatrols continues its support of the Aquatrols Robert A. Moore Endowment Fund with a $10,000 donation in honor of its founder to the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).
Moore, who was a strong advocate of GCSAA until his passing in 2010, founded Aquatrols in 1955. He was a GCSAA member for more than 50 years and had articles published in its flagship publication, GCM, beginning in 1957. The endowment in his name funds GCSAA research specifically for optimizing the growing environment for golf course turf, with specific goals for increasing the effectiveness of applied water, fertilizers and pesticides, and thereby reducing the total requirements.
Moore's daughters, Tracy Jarman and Demie Moore, and son Andy Moore, all with Aquatrols, made the donation in honor of their father during the 2013 Golf Industry Show in San Diego in February.
"We are very fortunate to have a close relationship with Aquatrols and be able to continue the vision and hard work Bob Moore gave the golf course management industry," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. "This donation and the endowment gives us the opportunity to continue applied research that will further improve sustainable management of the growing environment by reducing inputs."
Aquatrols is a supporter of the EIFG at the Platinum Tee Club level of donors who contribute $5,000 or more annually. Aquatrols is also recognized at the Governor's Club level in the EIFG cumulative giving program for donating between $50,000 and $99,999 since 1987.
In addition to the donation made at the Golf Industry Show, Aquatrols also raised funds for the EIFG through an employee company match event as part of its Earth Day observation in April.
"As the person and company that invented and pioneered the use of soil wetting agents in the turf and ornamental industry worldwide, our family, we, and Aquatrols as a whole have always had a vision that extends beyond product sales," said Jarman, Aquatrols president and CEO. "The goal of Aquatrols is to make positive contributions to more efficient, effective and environmentally sound uses of resources in the maintenance of turfgrass and production of ornamental plants.
"Considering that my father was in applied research before starting Aquatrols, and with applied research and development still central to Aquatrols' mission, the establishment of a research endowment fund has been a fitting way to give back to the industry and to recognize and remember the contributions he and we have made."
Aquatrols is the world leader in soil surfactant and other technologies used to optimize soil-water-plant interactions. For nearly 60 years, the company has been developing and manufacturing new technologies to change the way the world grows. For more information about Aquatrols and its products, visit www.aquatrols.com. You can also connect with Aquatrols on Facebook and Twitter.
About the EIFG
The EIFG is the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and has as its mission to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. With respect for the game and the environment, the EIFG inspires environmental, social and economic progress through golf for the benefit of communities. Collaboration between the golf industry, environmental interests and communities will lead to programs and services beneficial to all who come into contact with the game of golf. Visit the EIFG at www.eifg.org.
GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org.