September 29, 2015 – The Treasure Coast 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). The money for the gift to EIFG was raised through a longstanding annual charity golf tournament that also supports local and state programs.
“We are able to raise funds for various philanthropic programs through our annual Blue Pearl Charity Golf Tournament and we try to support programs at the local, state and national levels,” said Matthew Boyd, president of the Treasure Coast GCSA and golf course superintendent at Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
“We want to support our profession and the important work that is being done right now, and we know that the money will be put to good use. If we can help pay for even one scholarship or support advocacy efforts, it is for a good cause.”
With this and other previous donations, the Treasure Coast GCSA becomes a member of the EIFG Platinum Tee Club for annual giving of $5,000 or more and the Statesman’s Club for cumulative giving between $10,000 and $25,000 since 1987. Treasure Coast GCSA has about 225 member superintendents and it is one of 98 state and regional chapters that carry an affiliation with GCSAA.
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 www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
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.