The Palm Beach GCSA has donated $2,500 to support the research and advocacy efforts funded by the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of GCSAA. The chapter has also given an additional $2,500 to GCSAA’s First Green, a program that offers hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education at golf courses through field trips hosted by golf course superintendents.
With these donations, the Palm Beach GCSA renews its status in the EIFG’s Platinum Tee Club, which recognizes organizations that give $5,000 or more annually. Additionally, the chapter is recognized at the Executive Club level of the EIFG’s Cumulative Giving Program, which designates donors that have contributed between $25,000 and $49,999 since 1987.
“The association depends on committed chapters like the Palm Beach GCSA,” says Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. “Their donation to the EIFG and First Green allows us to continue to support the future of the profession and the game.”
The Palm Beach GCSA was founded in 1978. It is one of 99 GCSAA-affiliated chapters in North America.
“The Palm Beach GCSA is proud to provide funding to First Green and the EIFG,” says Palm Beach GCSA president Robert P. Anderson. “The donation executes our mission and vision by helping grow the profession, as students participating at First Green events learn about golf course management and environmental protection. It is vital that the EIFG continues to have the resources necessary to continue promoting environmental stewardship through research and education.”