Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based Agri-Turf Distributing raised $75,000 for the American Cancer Society at its fifth annual charity golf tournament. The event was held on July 18 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, Calif.
“The tournament is a great example of how the business community can partner with the American Cancer Society to make an impact on a terrible disease,” says Lon Records, CEO of Agri-Turf and regional council member of the American Cancer Society in Orange County. “Agri-Turf is thankful to have the support of very dedicated sponsors and volunteers that help make this event possible.”
All event proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society in its efforts to provide funding for leading cancer research and patient services. During the banquet, the check presentation amounted to $72,000, but post-tournament donations brought the final donation to $75,000.
Since the tournament began in 2015, the event has raised over $274,000 for the American Cancer Society.
“We are so grateful to Agri-Turf Distributing, Tri-West and the participants of this tournament. This is an investment in the American Cancer Society,” says Kristin Strauch, executive director of the American Cancer Society. “This donation helps save lives by supporting both cancer research, and by assisting cancer patients along their journey.”
The tournament also celebrated its first hole-in-one this year. Rob Van Orsdol of Premium Termite and Pest Control in Lancaster, Calif., hit a hole-in-one on the last hole, winning a $10,000 cash prize.
Nobody was more surprised than Van Orsdol. “I didn’t know why everybody was yelling,” he commented after the fact. “I didn’t realize I was on the contest hole until I looked up and saw the sign!”
Platinum sponsors of this year’s tournament include Bell Laboratories, Brandt Consolidated, MetroFlor, and Paradigm Flooring.
Established in 2013, Agri-Turf Distributing serves licensed applicators in the professional pest management, fumigation, golf, turf and ornamental, vegetation management and vector control industries in California.