SEPC Announces Educational Element and Partnership for Second Annual Terry Vorhees Golf Classic
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
MILLEN, CA – The SEPC’s second annual Terry Vorhees Golf Classic boasts new event programs to enliven the already bustling event, and an education-minded partnership with Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH).
“This year’s Terry Vorhees Golf Classic is going to be a great networking opportunity for the produce industry,” said David Sherrod, Executive Director of the Southeast Produce Council. “We’re excited to add on the educational component with Produce for Better Health to give insight on how we as an industry can continue increasing consumers’ fresh produce consumption.”
The Golf Classic is a two-day event beginning on May 18 at the Grandover Resort in North Carolina, opening with an educational workshop by PBH President and CEO, Elizabeth Pivonka.
Pivonka will share PBH’s 2015 State of the Plate report, and discuss the projected growth and issues to consider regarding fruit and vegetable consumption at the supermarket level.
“The future continues to be bright for the fresh produce industry and I look forward to sharing this with the SEPC attendees. We also very grateful that a portion of the proceeds from the Terry Vorhees Golf Classic will benefit our efforts to increase fruit and vegetable consumption,” said Pivonka in a press release.
Other programs slated for the SEPC charity event, include:
- Welcome reception
- Silent auction benefitting PBH and Victory Junction
- Networking-style game night
- Scramble-format golf-tournament
- Special appearances by celebrity guests
The SEPC stated that it remains confident in its ability to deliver a well-rounded event of education and entertainment. “All of our programming and resources are built upon offering the produce industry networking, community and education, and this event is no exception,” added Sherrod.
To find out more about the SEPC’s Terry Vorhees Golf Classic, visit seproducecouncil.com.