Greg Corrigan and Andrew Marshall Talk 2016's Tip Murphy Golf Tournament
CINCINNATTI, OH - Networking, golf, and a cause worth fighting for will join together once again at the Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament. Coming up Monday August 29, 2016, the United Fresh Start Foundation will host the event at Cincinnati’s beautiful Oasis Golf Club, to honor Tip’s service to the produce industry as well as support the United Fresh Start Foundation's Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. The deadline to register is tomorrow, August 18.
"I’m looking forward to attending this year’s Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament, supporting the United Fresh Start Foundation, and bringing salad bars to more schools," Greg Corrigan, Senior Director of Produce and Floral for Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, shares. "I have seen the impact of this beneficial program in schools in the California communities we serve. When children choose their fruits and veggies from the salad bars, it encourages trial of new produce and reinforces the nutrition messages. At Raley’s, we have seen that when you increase children’s access to fresh produce, they are more likely to make better choices long-term."
By supporting this event, industry members can help make fresh produce the “want to” choice for kids nationwide, increasing their access to fresh produce at school. Over the past two years, the Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament has supported salad bars for 10 schools, with this year's event slated to add to that total.
"We appreciate the opportunity to once again work with the Tip Murphy Advisory Committee to host this event. This great summertime event always helps us place a few additional salad bars, right before 'back to school' season, as well as supports the Foundation's other programs and activities," according to Andrew Marshall, United Fresh Produce Association’s Director of Foundation Programs and Partnerships. "The United Fresh Start Foundation and Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools partners will have placed salad bars in 4,800 schools by the start of the 2016-17 school year, benefitting 3 million children nationwide."
With that fantastic accomplishment in mind, we ask, have you registered yet? Registration for the 2016 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament is still open until tomorrow, August 18. Registration includes your tournament fee, lunch, 18 holes with cart, awards reception with raffle and auction prizes, and contest holes including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive. Attendees can register as an individual or foursome.