Golf Course Management

MAR 2014

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

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tions services through the launch, the company says. All of the more than 25 staff members remain with the company. Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Coca-Cola's 2014 Recy- cling Bin Grant Program is de- signed to expand and support recycling in communities across America. The program is funded through a $350,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation. Since 2010, more than 34,000 recycling bins have been distributed through the program. In the past six years, 4.4 million people have been reached through the program, with 450 organizations receiving grants. This year, Coca-Cola expands its investment in the bin grant program to include a specifc focus on two-year community colleges. The program expects to award more than 4,500 bins, resulting in a projected 1.6 million pounds of recyclable materials col- lected during their frst year in use. Professional golfer Robert Allenby is the recipient of the Golf Writers Associa- tion of America's (GWAA) 2014 Charlie Bartlett Award presented by Aberdeen Asset Management. The award is given to a playing professional for unselfsh contributions to the betterment of society and is given in memory of the GWAA's frst secretary. Allenby, an Australian who has played on the PGA Tour since 1999, holds the annual Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner for charity. In 23 years, it has helped raise more than $26 million to aid children with cancer. GCM editor-in-chief Scott Hollister and associate editor Howard Richman are members of GWAA. Toro launched its Legacy Grant Program and Annual Produc- tion Donation Program. The Legacy Grant Program supports non-proft organizations in their efforts to beau- tify and preserve outdoor environments. Grants also will be made to organizations whose projects encourage and educate the public about the effcient use of water. The Annual Product Donation Program will support organizations with equipment and irrigation donations that assist in maintaining their facilities and achieving impact in their communities, such as beautifcation of their outdoor landscapes. Online applications are at www.toro. com/community and will be accepted through March 31, 2014, from non-proft organizations located within 30 miles of a Toro community. Submit items for "Industry News" to 100-103_March14_IndustryNews.indd 103 2/18/14 1:48 PM

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