FairWays Foundation holds inaugural summit

By Alistair August 14, 2022 10:39

The FairWays Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting conservation and stewardship, held its inaugural summit at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio, this June.

This event brought together industry influencers, as well as previous and potential grant recipients, for educational talks and networking.

With over 80 in attendance, the event aimed to raise awareness for the work of The FairWays Foundation. With nearly $300,000 worth of funds granted to date, the foundation will review and award the 2022 cycle applicants in the coming few weeks when they hope to see the running total hit half a million dollars. This event welcomed Kimberly Erusha PhD, former director of Education, Greens Section, USGA as keynote speaker, followed by an outstanding guest panel including Mark Lane, golf course superintendent, The Memphremagog Golf Club, Quebec, Joel Nunes, director of golf, Palmares Ocean Living & Golf, Portugal, Greg Lovell, The Fairways Foundation board member, eastern midwest territory manager, Aquatrols and Angelica Carmen, grant recipient and sustainability specialist at Mistwood Golf Club.

The FairWays Foundation president, Matt Foster, expressed his thanks to all those in attendance and encouraged attendees to help spread the word about the foundation, particularly its ability to help fund small and large conservation-based projects for those in their industry.

“We understand making a difference in your community takes tremendous grit from a local champion. Without greenkeepers’ will, these projects would never move forward. Our message to those individuals out there with a wish for a healthier environment is that The Fairways Foundation can help provide a way to make it happen. If you’re on the fence, just apply. You have nothing to lose,” said Matt.

The FairWays Foundation is looking for ambassadors to help reach those who wish to champion environmental projects but cannot proceed due to resources.

Visit TheFairWaysFoundation.com.


By Alistair August 14, 2022 10:39

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