Bayer doubles commitment to Superintendent Grant Program for hurricane victims

Bayer will send five GCSAA members from hurricane-impacted areas to the 2018 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.

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BayerTo assist golf course superintendents with their professional development, each year the Environmental Science Division of Bayer Crop Science teams up with the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), to send five superintendents to the annual Golf Industry Show through the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program. For the 2018 GIS in San Antonio, Bayer is doubling its support and will be sending five additional superintendents from areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, including Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico.

“Our goal with the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program has always been to empower superintendents with the best in continuing education,” says David Wells, Bayer golf business manager. “We recognize that this year so many superintendents are facing monumental challenges with hurricane recovery, and we want to help by making sure they have access to key learning opportunities at the Golf Industry Show.”

The application period for the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program is open now through Nov. 28. Currently employed superintendents who have not attended GIS in the past two years (San Diego 2016 and Orlando 2017) are eligible to apply. For hurricane victims, the recent-attendance rule will be waived. Winners receive airfare, hotel accommodations for five nights, conference full-pack registration, two education seminars and $200 spending money.

“Bayer has a long history as a strong supporter of GCSAA and EIFG,” says GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “The extreme generosity they have shown in expanding the grant program specifically for hurricane victims is a testament to their commitment to GCSAA and our members.”

Bayer is a member of the Victory Club in the EIFG’s cumulative giving program, which recognizes organizations that have donated more than $1 million since 1987. The company is also a Silver partner in GCSAA’s Partner Recognition Program.

Get more information about the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program.