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Turfco donates $5,000 to GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund

Gift assists GCSAA members affected by natural disasters or COVID

Lawrence, Kan. (March 30, 2021) -- Turfco, through its Torrent 2 Giveaway during the 2021 Virtual Golf Industry Show, has raised $5,000 for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s Disaster Relief Fund. The donation will help GCSAA to provide immediate financial assistance to its members who have suffered personal loss from natural disaster or COVID-19.

As part of the Torrent 2 Giveaway at the virtual 2021 Golf Industry Show, Turfco donated $25 to the Disaster Relief Fund for every entry into the contest up to 250 entries.

“Turfco and the Kinkead family have  been a part of this industry for more than 100 years, and we are committed to supporting those in it who need help,” said Turfco Executive Vice President Scott Kinkead. “It’s been a difficult time for many, and we are proud to work with GCSAA to provide financial relief to members in need.”

In 2006, in reaction to Hurricane Katrina, GCSAA established the Disaster Relief Fund to assist GCSAA members who suffered personal loss. The fund has continued to be a resource for members who face tragedy caused by natural disasters, and in 2020 those affected by COVID-19 also became eligible to receive relief funds.

“Turfco has been a longtime supporter of GCSAA and our members, and this latest gift is further support of that, GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “We thank Turfco for their generosity and willingness to assist our members when they need it the most.”

This donation elevates Turfco to the Platinum Tee Club of  the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of GCSAA. They are also recognized at the Governor's Club level of the EIFG's Cumulative Giving Program for donors who have contributed between $50,000 - $99,999 since 1987.

For more information, contact GCSAA at 800-472-7878 or email

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 19,000 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, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

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 , or find us on Facebook or Twitter .

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