Golf Course Management

JUL 2013

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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Our mission is to preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play. BECAUSE GREEN MATTERS. A national non-profit service organization, Project EverGreen works to help spread the good word to consumers about well-maintained lawns and landscapes, sports fields, parks—anywhere that green exists. The more people believe in the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of green spaces, the better off we'll all be. YOUR SUPPORT HELPS US SPREAD THE GOOD WORD. - Company contributions (55%) - Service contractor contributions (30%) - Associations/Media/Agencies (10%) - Individual contributions (5%) 5% 10% 55% 30% WORKING TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. Together with key industry partners, Project EverGreen has established the following programs to help make a greater impact, sooner: GreenCare for Troops SnowCare for Troops • Project EverGreen connects military families with lawn and landscape companies, as well as snow removal companies to receive free services while their loved one is serving overseas. • More than 3,500 contractor volunteers and 12,000 military families have signed up for GCFT, while 1,100 contractor volunteers and 1,500 military families signed up for SCFT. • These popular programs have garnered attention on TV and in newspapers across the nation including Mike Rowe's Dirty Jobs and NBC's Nightly News. HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE UTILIZED. - Programs (40%) - National marketing/communications (30%) - Administration (25%) - Fundraising (5%) Community Based Revitalization Projects • Focused community revitalization and renovation projects across the United States encourage industry professionals, consumers and anyone who's passionate about healthy green spaces to work together to improve their city and surrounding areas. • Over the last seven years, our message has made a positive impact in: Akron, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Ft. Myers, Florida; Toronto, Canada; and San Antonio, Texas. • Maintained green spaces generated community engagement, involvement and communication among residents, city leaders and visitors. 5% 25% 40% 30% GreenCare for Youth • By reaching out to children of all ages, we can create a greener tomorrow. • The Art of Green Spaces Competition, sponsored by Birds and Blooms, encourages students to use all forms of art to share how they feel about the green spaces in their lives. • Golf bag tags, featuring messages on the benefits of green spaces, are given to participants of the GCBAA Sticks for Kids program. For more information about Project EverGreen, call us toll-free at 1-877-758-4835 or check us out on Facebook at • Youth sports field renovations make playing surfaces better and safer.

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