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AMVAC Chemical Corporation pledges $25,000 to the Environmental Institute for Golf, philanthropic organization of Golf Course Superintendents Association

by Feb 27, 2019 | Sarah Huerter
Support bolsters advocacy training for GCSAA members

Lawrence, Kan. (Feb. 19, 2019) – For the second year, AMVAC Chemical Corporation has donated $25,000 to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). AMVAC officially presented the gift to the EIFG at the 2019 Golf Industry Show in San Diego. The money will be used to support the GCSAA Grassroots Ambassadors Academy events that take place during the GIS.

AMVAC is now a member of the EIFG's Cumulative Giving Program’s Governors Club for organizations that have donated between $50,000 and $99,999 since 1987. AMVAC manufactures and supplies herbicides, insecticides and fungicides designed to help golf courses look their best with less environmental impact when used according to label directions.

“Our GCSAA Grassroots Ambassadors are making a difference for golf on Capitol Hill, and AMVAC’s support has been an important element of that,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “AMVAC’s generous gift for the GCSAA Ambassadors Academy helps fund crucial advocacy training, and we thank them for that.”

“AMVAC understands the pressures that golf course superintendents, owners and managers are facing today,” said Jeff Alvis, business manager for AMVAC Corporation. “Supporting the GCSAA and its Grassroots Ambassador Academy is one way that we can give back to the golf industry and help ensure a better future for those of us who not only enjoy the sport but also depend on it for our livelihoods.”