The 2014 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament raised more than $30,000 for the United Fresh Start Foundation to support its mission of increasing children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The tournament, on Sept. 29 at the Oasis Golf Club near Cincinnati, drew more than 90 produce and retail representatives, according to a news release.
“This year’s event was one of the most successful tournaments that we’ve hosted, since we started this,” said Bob Spence, senior vice president or Ready Pac Foods, in the release. Ready Pac is the event sponsor.
Terrence “Tip” Murphy, a 15-year veteran of the produce industry, was division vice president of retail sales for Ready Pac Foods when he died unexpectedly in July 2008 at 48 years old. An advisory committee, which includes several of Murphy’s colleagues, established the golf tournament in 2009 to honor his life and career, and to raise funds for produce industry causes.