With proceeds targeted to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables, the United Fresh Foundation will host the 2014 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament in September.
Set this year for Sept. 29 at the Oasis Golf Club near Cincinnati, Ohio, the Tip Murphy golf tournament started in 2009 to honor the life and career of Terrence Tip Murphy.
Murphy, a 15-year veteran of the produce industry, was division vice president of retail sales for Ready Pac Foods when he passed away in July 2008 at age 48. Murphy’s career included 13 years with Chiquita Brands International.
In previous years, The Tip Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament benefitted the Produce Marketing Association’s Foundation for Industry Talent. This year, the United Fresh Foundation will help promote the event, manage registration and provide onsite support, according to a news release from United Fresh.
“We are honored that the founders of the Tip Murphy Golf Tournament reached out to our foundation to serve as the host partner for the 2014 event,” Tom Stenzel, president of Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association, said in the release. “Tip was a great man who passed before his time and we welcome the opportunity to remember Tip’s legacy while raising funds to support programs and activities that benefit the next generation of produce consumers.”
The United Fresh Foundation is a founding partner of the national Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. That initiative has donated salad bars to more than 3,400 schools nationwide, according to the release.