St Augustine, Florida, United States: We Are Golf – a coalition of many of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – will host the second annual Community Service Project on April 24, in advance of National Golf Day 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 labour,” said Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer of World Golf Foundation, administrator of We Are Golf.
“We look forward to another opportunity to enhance Washington, DC, 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 co-ordination with Michael Stachowicz, Turf Management Specialist of the National Park Service, the concentration area will be from the US Capitol Building to 14th Street. Services will include laying sod, raking, edging, over-seeding, aerating, brushing walkways and sprucing up gravel pathways. All participants will be divided into teams, with each one assigned a team captain to oversee the tasks.
“Working to improve the grounds in our nation’s capital is a privilege,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. “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 on April 25 and will celebrate the game’s nearly US$70 billion economy, US$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, two million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
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