Lawrence, Kan. (March 1, 2017) – Harrell’s, LLC, a leading distributor of customized agronomic products for turfgrass since 1941, has pledged $250,000 over five years to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s (GCSAA) philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), to support priority initiatives of advocacy, environmental programs and best management practices.
“We are committed to long-term support for golf course superintendents and the promotion of the fine work that they do,” said Jack R. Harrell, Jr., Chairman and CEO of the Florida-based company. “Together we can show the full benefits of the golf industry while helping to grow a better world.”
This latest pledge extends the company's long-standing and generous support of the EIFG and GCSAA superintendents. In fact, the company has donated more than $300,000 in the past nine years. The current pledge lifts Harrell’s to status in the EIFG Star Club, with cumulative donations between $500,000 and $999,999. In addition, Jack R. Harrell, Jr. previously served on the EIFG advisory council.
“We truly appreciate the trust Harrell’s has shown in this association, as well as its innovative products that have helped golf course managers deliver quality playing surfaces while protecting the environment with best management practices,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. “We are indebted to Harrell’s, a long-term partner and friend to this profession.”
About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org. or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
About Harrell’s, LLC
In addition to being one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides, employee-owned Harrell’s, LLC produces top-quality, custom blended fertilizers, specialty liquids, and wetting agents. Harrell’s guarantees stringent quality control procedures, tight manufacturing specifications, and careful selection of raw materials for each product that carries the Harrell’s name. They are also the world-class formulator and a leading world distributor of POLYON®, the industry’s superior controlled-release fertilizer technology.
For more information about Harrell’s including their core values: to serve, honor, and glorify God, to take care of people, and to grow their financial strength, visit www.harrells.com.
Craig Smith, Director, Communications and Media Relations
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 4431 or 785-691-9197 (cell)