Washington, United States: WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – will host the third annual Community Service Project on April 30 in advance of National Golf Day with activities focused on beautification and preservation between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
“We are proud to continue the Community Service Project in celebration of National Golf Day, which saves the National Park Service nearly four months of labour costs,” said Steve Mona, Executive Director of WE ARE GOLF. “The opportunity to enhance Washington, DC for the third consecutive year is one of the many examples of the golf industry’s steadfast dedication to the environment.”
In co-ordination with the National Park Service Grounds Management Staff, the areas of concentration will include the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and Martin Luther King Jr, Lincoln and Vietnam Veterans memorials. Services will include sodding, planting, aerating, seeding, mowing and mulching. All participants will be divided into teams, with each one assigned a team captain to oversee the tasks.
“Caring for the grounds in our nation’s capital has become our favourite annual tradition,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. “National Golf Day is a special opportunity to advocate for the game we all love.”
The 12th annual National Golf Day will be held on Wednesday, May 1 and celebrate the game’s US$84.1 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.