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February 16, 2017
WE ARE GOLF to Host National Mall Community Service Project in D.C. with Industry Leaders
April 25 Celebration to Commemorate National Golf Day's 10th Anniversary
(ST. AUGUSTINE, FL) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – today announces it will host a community service project in celebration of National Golf Day's 10th anniversary. The event will take place Tuesday, April 25 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. EST on the National Mall and will focus on beautification and land preservation.
In collaboration with Michael Stachowicz, Turf Management Specialist at the National Park Service, members of golf's allied associations will assist with projects ranging from the U.S. Capitol Building to 7th Street. Activities include raking, overseeding, aerating, brushing walkways and sprucing up gravel pathways. All participants will be divided into teams and each will be assigned a captain who will oversee the project.
Additionally, PGA Professionals from the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America will be on hand to provide helpful tips and mini lessons to those taking in the sights at the National Mall.
"We look forward to giving back to the community and enhancing the beauty of the National Mall while engaging D.C. tourists through an interactive golf display," says Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer of World Golf Foundation (WGF), administrator of WE ARE GOLF. "This project will set the tone for National Golf Day on April 26 and further exemplify the industry's commitment to charitable causes both on and off the golf course."
National Golf Day celebrates the game’s nearly $70 billion economic impact, $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss golf’s 15,200-plus diverse businesses, two million jobs impacted, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
To join the conversation, visit the WE ARE GOLF social media hub. Use #NGD17 and @wearegolf on Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the golf industry.
About WE ARE GOLF
WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies. The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are fair and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, impacts close to two million American jobs and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.
For more information, please visit www.wearegolf.org.