Supporting Superintendents (from the Golf Course Industry)

Wee One Foundation Hits Milestone- June 22, 2016.  The Wee One Foundation sent its 1 millionth dollar to help a family in need in Ohio earlier this week.

Former Golf Course Superintendent battles rare disease with support of Wee One Foundation-
June 28, 2016
Jimmy Keith knew something was terribly wrong when he had trouble breathing in the summer of 2011.
“It was like I hit a wall, and I just slowed down after that," said Keith, a former certified golf course superintendent at Saint Charles Country Club outside of Chicago for 17 years.  Jimmy was diagnosed with the rare genetic disease Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency in 2014.  After mounting medical bills, the Wee One Foundation stepped in to help.

Wee One Foundation supports superintendent battling ALS - May 12, 2015.  Dean Kerns, CGCS, has spent 33 years at Arrowhead Golf Club in Minster, Ohio. When he was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, it was inevitable that he would have to retire from two things he loves.  However, a surprise gift from the Wee One Foundation on Masters’ Sunday will allow him to extend his career as a superintendent and a golfer.

Wives of Turf continue support for Wee One Foundation - Fall 2015.  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.

Aquatrols is Proud to Support Wee One Foundation through Early Order Program - November 13, 2015.  Help your turf and help the Wee One Foundation! Aquatrols is proud to once again support the Wee One Foundation through Turf Bucks, our early order program.

Roof-To-Leaf Tip Program Donation Helps Wee One Foundation Support Superintendents - December 16, 2014.  Recently, as part of the 2014 Root-to-Leaf Tip program, Syngenta, with the help of program participants, was able to donate $20,350 of the program proceeds to the Wee One Foundation.

HENKEL GIVES BACK TO FOUNDATION
Matt Henkel, Golf Course Superintendent at Prairie View Golf Club in Byron set up a Wee One Fundraiser in conjunction with the NorthWest Illinois GCSA. Over 80 golfers enjoyed a day of "superintendent revenge" on the course and afterwards, families joined in for dinner, a movie and fireworks. Thank you Matt. 
August 2014

ASSOCIATION NEWS
February 25, 2013

We've worked with The Wee one Foundation in the past as they help support superintendents dealing with costs from medical hardship or disaster. We caught up with Luke Celia on the show floor at GIS '13, fresh from receiving a $5,210 donation from Becker Underwood, to talk about how the foundation works in Wayne Otto's memory

February 6, 2013
Ames, Iowa – February 6, 2013 – Becker Underwood presented the Wee One Foundation with a check for $5,210 at the 2013 Golf Industry Show. The donation was the result of a program with the company’s Transition HC turf colorant that offered a donation for every case purchased through December 31.

Wee One Foundation founders accept donation from Becker Underwood (left to right): Chad Ball, Paul Bastron, Steve Cook, Luke Cella.

“We are grateful to the distributor partners and superintendents who participated in this program to benefit the Wee One Foundation,” says Joe Lara, product manager at Becker Underwood. “Our goal was set for $5,000 and with their help, we surpassed that.”

For every case of Transition HC purchased during August 15 through December 31, 2012, Becker Underwood offered to donate $10 on behalf of the purchasing superintendent to the Wee One Foundation. And for every early purchase made between August 15 and September 30, 2012, Becker Underwood would add an additional $5 per case matching gift, for a total donation of $15 per case.

“The mission of the foundation to provide financial assistance to golf course superintendents and their families during times of hardship is important to us,” adds Lara. “We appreciate the opportunity to help them achieve that mission.”
In the final hours of #GIS13, your favorite publications won big for charity

Playing off the popular trivia game enjoyed by superintendents throughout the show, the “Superintendent Pyramid: Media for Charity” round gave industry editors a chance to compete on behalf of their charity-of-choice.

Blu Petroleum pledges to Wee One Foundation - December 12, 2012.  Blu Petroleum pledges to the Wee One Foundation’s One for the Wee One Endowment. Steve Poole, CEO of Blu Petroleum, recently announced his company’s support of the One for the Wee One Endowment campaign to raise $10 million in 10 years by pledging their portion of the profits from fuel sold to golf courses and clubs.

Wee One Video

The Wee One Foundation continues to be featured by GCSAA TV. Take a moment to check out these videos and see what we are up to.

Thanks to our friends at EPIC Creative for helping us with these.


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