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Par West Turf donates $15,000 to the GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund

The GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund assists GCSAA members who have suffered personal loss caused by natural disasters

Lawrence, Kan. (April 4, 2023) Par West Turf, a golf course landscape and maintenance supply company in Huntington Beach, Calif., has donated $15,000 to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) to support the Disaster Relief Fund, which is administered through the GCSAA Foundation. Par West has made a commitment to donate to a worthy cause each quarter of the year, and GCSAA is fortunate to have received its first donation of 2023. 

“GCSAA is grateful for the generous contribution from Par West Turf, which will undoubtedly make a difference in the lives of our members who have reached out for assistance via the GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “We thank Par West Turf for its consideration and support.”

With this donation, Par West Turf joins the GCSAA Foundation’s Statesman Club as part of the Foundation’s Cumulative Giving Program. 

“GCSAA's commitment to helping provide relief for Florida last year is truly inspiring, and we were proud to offer a helping hand. Par West is honored to thank the GCSAA for all their work to improve the situations of the impacted superintendents and course staff during that unfortunate situation,” said Chris Normandin, president and CEO of Par West.

GCSAA established the Disaster Relief Fund in 2006, in reaction to Hurricane Katrina, to assist GCSAA members who suffered personal loss. The fund continues 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.


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 more than 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and improve communities through 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 GCSAA Foundation is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to secure funding and support to strengthen advocacy, education, and research that advances the work of golf course management professionals. Visit the Foundation at

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About Par West Turf

Par West represents hundreds of industry manufacturers including thousands of products. Our product line includes course amenities, power equipment, small tools, safety supplies, clubhouse furnishings, driving range products, irrigation, custom flags, and signage. We are the “One Stop Shop” for golf course operation needs. We pride ourselves on balancing a great selection of products, excellent customer service, and competitive pricing. We are managed by individuals who truly care about the customers we serve and the industry we support. We know managing your turf can be time-consuming. At Par West, we promise to do our best to assist in making your job easier.

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