Gift maintains chapter’s Platinum Tee Club membership
Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 13, 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.”