About 80 volunteers with ties to the golf industry turned out for last year’s Community Service Project to polish the landscape of the National Mall. According to the National Park Service, the National Mall welcomes more than 25 million visitors each year. Photo by Kevin Dietsch
We Are Golf — a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners — will host the second annual Community Service Project in advance of National Golf Day in Washington, D.C. The event will take place Tuesday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., with activities focused on beautification and preservation of the National Mall.
“The Community Service Project was a huge success in its first year, with the volunteer work by industry leaders saving the National Park Service nearly four months of labor,” says Steve Mona, CEO of the World Golf Foundation, administrator of We Are Golf. “We look forward to another opportunity to enhance Washington, D.C., the host city of National Golf Day for the past 11 years. This event is a great example of golf’s dedication to the environment.”
In coordination with Michael Stachowicz, turf management specialist for the National Park Service, the project’s concentration area will be from the U.S. Capitol to 14th Street. Services will include laying sod, raking, edging, overseeding, aerating, brushing walkways and sprucing up gravel pathways. Participants will be divided into teams, with each team assigned a captain to oversee tasks.
“Working to improve the grounds in our nation’s capital is a privilege,” says Rhett Evans, CEO of GCSAA. “Our team has this day marked as an enjoyable and meaningful event to help kick off National Golf Day.”
The 11th annual National Golf Day will be held Wednesday, April 25, and will celebrate the game’s nearly $70 billion economy, $4 billion annual charitable impact, and many environmental and fitness benefits. Industry leaders will meet with members of Congress, the executive branch and federal agencies to discuss golf’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, 2 million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
To join the conversation, visit the We Are Golf social media hub. Use #NationalGolfDay and @wearegolf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the golf industry.
Get more information on the National Golf Day Community Service Project.