The Wives of Turf, an organization supporting spouses of turfgrass managers, continued their support for the Wee One Foundation this past year. At the genesis of the Wives of Turf, an organization with over 1100 members, a majority wanted to give back to the industry. A partnership was formed with Wee One Foundation. Since this partnership, the Wives of Turf has contributed over $2,000 to the Wee One Foundation along with supporting them through volunteerism at various fundraising events.
Read: Run for the Wee One
This past fall, the Wives of Turf partnered with Turf Fuel to challenge industry to get fit and run for the Wee One Foundation. The TurfFIT 5k, in its inaugural year, had more than 45 participants run in the virtual 5k raising $500 for the Wee One Foundation.
At this year’s Golf Industry Show, GIS Show, in San Diego, the Wives of Turf and Turf Fuel presented a check to Luke Cella of the Wee One Foundation for the funds raised from the TurfFIT 5k. Additionally, both the Wives of Turf and Turf Fuel’s efforts were recognize by the Turf and Ornamental Communications Association (TOCA) winning an award for innovative use of social media.
Stay tuned for the second annual fitness fundraiser for the Wee One Foundation!