Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bucks for Turf

Bucks for Turf benefits the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to further the turfgrass industry through continuing education for current professionals, supporting further study of and research in turfgrass science and providing opportunities for tomorrow's leaders through student scholarships.  Since its inception in 1961, OTF has contributed nearly $5 million to the turfgrass industry. More than 300 students have been recipients of OTF scholarships and countless professionals have benefitted from OTF education through the years, resulting in beautiful, safe and enjoyable green spaces for everyone.  The OTF works directly with Ohio State University, creating opportunities for leading educators and researchers within our state. 

On May 26, there wiil be an auction, raising "bucks for turf".  On the slate for auction will be rounds of golf from all over the state.  The FCC Board has donated a round of golf for a foursome that will be auctioned off.  I encourage you to join your Board in support of the OTF and check out the list of auction items.  Go to http://www.ohioturfgrass.org/?page=BucksforTurf for more details.

FCC is an indirect recipient of the funds that are raised.  OSU has helped out FCC many times and with the support and funding of the OTF, that relationship will continue.